Infection Preventionist RN at HCA Healthcare in Smyrna, Tennessee

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Job Description:

Description

SHIFT: No Weekends
SCHEDULE: Full-time


At HCA Healthcare, we are committed to caring for patients with purpose and integrity. We care like family! Jump-start your career as a Infection Preventionist Registered Nurse today with TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center.

We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At TriStar StoneCrest, we offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs. Some of our unique benefits we offer include:


  • Student Loan Repayment

  • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs

  • Paid Personal Leave

  • 401k (100% annual match - 3%-9% of pay based on years of service)

  • Identity Theft Protection discounts

  • Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options

  • Adoption Assistance


  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)

Our teams are a committed, caring group of colleagues. Do you want to work as a Infection Preventionist Registered Nurse where your passion for creating positive patient interactions are valued? If you are dedicated to caring for the well-being of others, this could be your next opportunity. We want your knowledge and expertise!

Job Summary:

The Infection Control Preventionist is a qualified individual with knowledge of CDC guidelines and definitions of hospital associated infections, TJC standards, federal and state regulations.

The Practitioner is responsible for the identification, investigation, reporting, prevention and control of hospital acquired infections among patients and personnel as well as responsible for assisting with in-service programs related to infection prevention and control.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of complete infection control/prevention process in the healthcare setting.

Conducts concurrent infection control surveillance utilizes targeted patient and employee surveillance indicators approved by the Therapeutics Committee, based on studies which identified areas for improvement of patient outcomes.

Demonstrates the ability to aggregate and analyze infection control data and present to appropriate audiences, including community awareness.

Demonstrates understanding of Standard and Isolation precautions as set forth by the CDC.

Attends continuing education programs and maintains current knowledge of all aspects of infection control. Stays abreast of changing infection control practices and presents plan for compliance in a timely manner.

Demonstrates knowledge of microbiology and modes of transmission of disease entities.

Demonstrates ability to teach principles and practical application of infection control to all levels of healthcare personnel.

Demonstrates ability to develop, review and revise infection control policies and procedures as indicated or at a minimum every 3 years.

Develops and implements a system for identifying, investigating, reporting and preventing the spread of hospital associated infections among patients of all ages and healthcare personnel.

Maintains accurate records of hospital associated infections among patients.

Review cultures and sensitivities reported by microbiology laboratory of patients and personnel to determine if infection is hospital associated in origin.

Ensures that measures for prevention of patient infections are in place relative to: IV therapy, indwelling catheters, surgical sites, etc.

Confers with staff nurses on all patient units on a regular basis to determine occurrence of hospital acquired infections.

Performs other duties as assigned.

TriStar StoneCrest proudly serves Rutherford County Tennessee and surrounding communities. Our 115-bed hospital offers complete medical care for adults and children, including emergency, surgical, maternity, imaging, cardiology, neurology, orthopedic, physical medicine, sleep medicine and oncology services. Our medical staff of about 500 physicians includes more than 45 specialties. Many of our physicians have offices on or near the hospital campus. Our entire staff is committed to providing quality and safe patient care while offering compassion and comfort in our modern facility.

HCA Healthcare has been continually named a World's Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere since 2010. In 2018, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

Be a part of an organization that invests in you. We are actively reviewing applications for our Infection Preventionist opening. Highly qualified candidates will be promptly contacted for interviews. Submit your application and help us raise the bar in patient care!


Qualifications

Current RN licensure in the State of Tennessee

Current BLS Certification upon hire

Minimum of 2 years experience in infection control practice in a hospital setting preferred

Certification by the Board of Practitioners of Infection Control and Epidemiology, preferred.

Bachelors in Nursing Preferred; Associates degree required

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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