The Infection Preventionist Senior is responsible for monitoring the infection surveillance, prevention, control, and reporting activities for their assigned hospital facility and outpatient services in the Infection Control and Prevention (ICP) Department at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System in accordance with applicable directives. Additional duties included in these functions are data collection, interpretation, evaluation, and analysis for all the facilities. Other functions will include decision making regarding priorities for intervention, implementation of corrective action, and evaluation and reporting of resolution. This also includes serving as a primary resource person for patient care and related support areas to assist with evaluation and resolution of issues related to infection control and prevention. The Infection Preventionist Senior is an active member of the Infection Control Committee(s) in addition to identified committees related to quality and safety (patient care, environment, healthcare workers, etc.) and maintains current level of knowledge in infection prevention, control, surveillance, and reporting.
College level course (minimum 3 semester hours) or CEU approved program in Microbiology required Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office with advanced skills in Excel RN BSN, Medical Technology, Clinical Lab Science, Medical Lab Science, Bachelors/Masters in Public Health. Minimum of there years experience required in a health care setting ASCP preferred for Medical Technology, Clinical Lab Science, or Medical Lab Science Board Certified in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) preferred Current RN (BSN) licensure in state of Texas for RN IP
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.