Investigates and monitors known or potential sources of suspected infections in order to determine source and ensure control. Knows standard methods and criteria for identifying nosocomial infections.
Provides related education to staff.
May prepare simple cultures as required for environmental and individual studies.
Reviews sterilization and disinfection techniques and recommends changes as necessary.
MINIMUM EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing or Bachelors Degree in Public Health, Microbiology, or other related allied health sciences PREFERRED EDUCATION: Masters Degree MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: 3 years experience in Epidemiology, Nursing, Medical Technology, Public Health or Infection Control PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: 5 years as Infection Control Practitioner or Director REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE: Registered as a Professional Nurse in the State of Texas or Medical Technologist or other related allied health professional. PREFERRED CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE: Certified in Infection Control by CBIC (Certification Board in Infection Control)
Primary Location: San Antonio, Texas
Facility: Baptist Health System
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 1905035596
About Baptist Health System
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.