The Infection Prevention Nurse is responsible for the hospital-wide management of infection surveillance, prevention and control functions. Assures high quality patient care by eliminating risk of infections through surveillance and implementation of standards to prevent infection in-patients and personnel. Acts as a liaison between departments and the Infection Control Committee. Also serves as resource person for orientation, continuing staff education, patient care, the community, Employee Health and in the development of hospital wide infection control policies, procedures and practices.
Must be able to prioritize workflow on a daily basis. Must be able to communicate effectively in written and spoken form with individuals of various education levels including physicians. Ability to interpret medical terminology and possess an understanding of human anatomy and physiology.
Current RN License in the state for the CHRISTUS health system in which the Associate is assigned.
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.