Do you have the career opportunities as an Infection Preventionist you want in your current role? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Tulane Medical Center, a facility that is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.
We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At Tulane Medical Center we offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs. Some of our unique benefits we offer include:
Student Loan Repayment
Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs
Paid Personal Leave
401k (100% annual match – 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)
Identity Theft Protection discounts
Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options
Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
Would you like to unlock your potential with a leading healthcare provider dedicated to the growth and development of our colleagues? Join the Tulane Medical Center family! We will provide you the tools and resources you need to succeed in our organization. We are currently looking for an ambitious Infection Preventionist to help us reach our goals. Unlock your potential here!
The Infection Prevention Program at Tulane Health System serves Tulane Medical Center and Outpatient Clinics as well as Tulane-Lakeside Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and Lakeview Regional Hospital. The Infection Prevention program is an essential part of the Health System’s overall commitment to quality and patient safety as we continuously work toward our mission of providing world class patient care, education, and research.
The Infection Preventionist is trained in hospital epidemiological principles and is responsible for the following activities for Tulane Health System: 1. surveillance, analysis, interpretation and reporting of hospital acquired infections (HAIs), 2. education of employees, 3. development of Performance Improvement and Infection Prevention plans and programs, and 4. validation of rigorous infection control standards that meet or exceed state and national regulatory recommendations and requirements.
Performs surveillance activities and applies an epidemiological approach to problem solving
Employs written criteria for defining colonization, site specific infections, and community acquired versus hospital acquired infections when monitoring patients
Interprets results of laboratory findings
Assesses patients’ status by chart review and observation
Initiates isolation/precautions when necessary
Performs frequent rounds on units and departments
Initiates epidemiologic investigation of all significant clusters of infection and recommends actions to control infection
Analyzes and interprets results of surveillance data to identify patterns and trends
Disseminates data to stakeholders in a meaningful way
Provides formal and informal educational programs to health care providers and staff members
Evaluates products and equipment
Participates in interdisciplinary performance improvement activities
Reports communicable infectious diseases to the Louisiana Office of Public Health according to the Sanitary Code.
Certification in Infection Control (CIC) required.
Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Laboratory Sciences, or similar health related field.
A minimum of two years of experience in infection prevention is required. Experience in infection prevention in acute care settings is preferred.
Dedication to quality patient care and patient outcomes
Ability to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds
Comprehension of patient care practices, microbiology, epidemiology, and statistics
Knowledge of teaching and learning principles necessary for developing, implementing, and evaluating educational programs
Knowledgeable of current regulatory requirements related to infection prevention.
Strong communication skills, including the ability to communicate in a positive manner, verbally and written.
Sets priorities and is self-motivated in completing ordinary and/or assigned tasks.
Professional, creative, and dependable.
Full-time - Monday-Friday(8:00 am-5:00 pm)
Internal Number: 02560-17786
With 235+ beds, Tulane Medical Center is an acclaimed teaching, research and medical center serving the greater New Orleans area. Tulane Medical Center has been named a World’s Best Hospital by Newsweek in its 2019 listing of the top medical facilities across the globe. Of the 1,000 hospitals listed in the report, Tulane Medical Center is one of just 250 “World’s Best Hospitals” found in the United States and the only hospital in southern Louisiana on the list.
At Tulane, our mission statement reminds us that above all else we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. When we speak of our mission, we usually think about our dedication to patients and their families and our commitment to them. But we are also equally committed to our employees. You are part of an organization with a long history of compassion and service to patients. The degree to which we as an organization can provide quality healthcare service is highly dependent on how well you are able to perform your job.
HCA Healthcare has been continually named a World's Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere since 2010. In 2018, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of char...itable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.
Be a part of an organization that invests in you. We are actively reviewing applications. Highly qualified candidates will be promptly contacted by our hiring managers for interviews. Submit your application and help us raise the bar in patient care!
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.