The Infection Control/Employee Health Manager establishes and implements guidelines directed toward the prevention, detection and control of infectious processes and coordinates the employee health program. Provides initial and ongoing orientation and training in infection control/employee health principles and practices for all clinical employees.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Lead ongoing focus on providing a healthy and safe environment by reducing or preventing transmission of infectious agents.
Identify and reduce risks of infections in patients, healthcare workers and visitors.
Identifies healthcare associated infections; identify problem areas, measure progress of prevention efforts and ultimately eliminate healthcare associated infections.
Applies epidemiological principles to identify target populations and risk factors, and then analyzes trends to design and evaluate infection control and prevention strategies.
Compiles and interprets infection control and prevention surveillance data, preparing organized, statistical reports for Infection Control Committee, medical staff, and the Board on a quarterly basis.
Maintains current knowledge base and acts as resource regarding DNV, CDC, TJC, OSHA, and health department information pertinent to infection control and prevention affecting employee health issues, patients, and the community.
Reports data to NHSN AS REQUIRED.
Coordinates the review and assessment of all written standards within the hospital pertaining to infection control and prevention and employee health.
Coordinates educational programs and provides educational support when needed to all employees regarding infection control and prevention and employee health issues.
Makes regular infection rounds to monitor staff compliance with established infection control guidelines and to identify opportunities for performance improvement.
Coordinates review, update, and follow up of employee health program, including new hire health assessments, exposure to blood/body fluids and TB screening.
Performs other related duties as directed.
Qualifications (Education, Experience and Certifications)
Bachelor’s degree in nursing required.
Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas.
Five (5) years’ Clinical experience as a Registered Nurse in the hospital setting preferred.
BLS, ACLS required. Current BLS at time of hire; ACLS at time of hire or within thirty (30) days of hire.
Knowledge of hospital infection control and employee health principles and practice required.
Working knowledge of CAUTI, CLABSIs and VAPs.
Internal Number: 2985
About Advanced Diagnostics Healthcare
Advanced Diagnostics Healthcare System is an independent, physician-led and patient-centered organization of hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centers in Texas. We are entirely focused on bringing you advanced, comprehensive care and a superior patient experience.
Advanced Diagnostics Healthcare System supports two Houston locations. Both offer all primary care and specialty care services. From our clinics and 24-hour emergency room, to surgery, cardiology and diagnostic services — patients will find everything you and your family may need under one roof, plus remote telemedicine — all provided by our elite team of physicians and state-of-the-art technologies.