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Infection Preventionist

Company: Ascension
Location: Austin
Posted on: September 11, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

Join Ascension Seton as an infection preventionists! This is a full-time position working in Bastrop, Smithville, and Luling.

 

Additional Qualifications:

  • Hospital experience preferred.
  • Acute care infection prevention experience preferred.
  • Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) preferred.

Our care teams collaborate between each other nationwide. Through working and learning together, we can create standards of excellence to be used across the system. This helps us provide better care for all persons, with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable.

What You Will Do:

Plan, implement, and evaluate infection prevention and control measures.

  • Monitor and investigate known or suspected sources of infections in order to determine the source and ensure control.
  • Review, analyze, and implement regulations, standards, and/or guidelines of applicable governmental agencies and professional organizations.
  • Collaborate in the development and delivery of educational programs and/or tools that relate to infection prevention, control, and epidemiology.
  • Report infection surveillance, prevention and control in formation to local, state and federal public health authorities in accordance with law and regulation.
  • Participate in the development of special studies designed to identify unusual epidemic situations or to evaluate the impact of new products, equipment or delivery of patient care. Report results to Infection Control Committee and other appropriate departments and/or committees.
What You Will Need:

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • Certified Certification specializing in Infection Control credentialed from the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC) preferred.
  • Licensed Registered Nurse credentialed from the Texas Board of Nursing preferred.

Education:

  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required.

Work Experience:

  • 3 years of experience preferred.
Additional Preferences:

No additional preferences.

Why Join Our Team:

Ascension Seton, based in Austin, Texas, has provided thousands of associates and caregivers a rewarding career in healthcare since 1902. We strive to expand access to high-quality, low-cost, person-centered care and services for all. We operate more than 100 clinical locations in central Texas, including 3 teaching hospitals, Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas, Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin and Dell Children's Medical Center, where candidates can find both career and clinical education opportunities. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, explore a career with us today.

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 160,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Ascension Seton is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement


Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

Keywords: Ascension, Austin , Infection Preventionist, Other , Austin, Texas

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