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All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:
Vision, Medical & Dental Benefits from Day One
Student Loan Repayment Program
Received Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in January 2019
Our promise to you:
Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.
Schedule: FT Days
Location: AdventHealth South Overland Park
7820 W 165TH ST, Overland Park, 66223
The community you’ll be caring for:
When you need care, you don’t want to have to travel far. Our dedicated, expert team at AdventHealth South Overland Park, formerly Shawnee Mission Health – Overland Park, provides excellent care to communities of southeastern Johnson County, with 24/7 emergency room services, an advanced imaging center, physical therapy and more.
The role you’ll contribute:
The Infection Preventionist will coordinate comprehensive organization-wide infection surveillance, prevention, and control program in accordance with current requirements of regulatory, government, and accrediting/licensing agencies and organizational policies and procedures. Duties include surveillance for health care-associated infections (HAIs); collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of surveillance data; outbreak investigation; and program evaluation. Responsible for the day-to-day administration and development of the infection surveillance, prevention, and control program. Communication skills within the multidisciplinary team are required to facilitate the role within both clinical practice, facility readiness for emergencies and construction. Additional duties include assisting the Director of Quality and Risk with assignment of risk events and patient advocate duties.
Must have good interpersonal and leadership skills, ability to discuss, promote and explain programs, goals, policies and procedures with patients, employees, administrative staff, and medical staff. Must be of sound character and possess the highest ethical standards.
The value you’ll bring to the team:
Conducts an annual facility infection risk assessment, and whenever risks significantly change
Assists in developing a plan for infection surveillance, prevention, and control activities based on the facility risk assessment
Assists in maintaining an infection surveillance, prevention and control program based on the organization’s risk assessment and plan, in accordance with state, federal, and other reporting requirements
Collects, manages and analyzes surveillance data using standardized methodology and defined criteria for an HAI
Organizes and maintains surveillance data and records
Reports surveillance data, findings and analyses to the appropriate committees, patient care units, personnel, and external agencies
Monitors patients for the occurrence of communicable diseases, HAIs, and resistant and epidemiologically important organisms
Monitors infectious diseases and epidemiologically significant organisms occurring in the community via laboratory reports and public health reports
Identifies and evaluates clusters of infections and potential outbreaks
Assists in instituting an outbreak investigation and control measures as needed
Recommends isolation precautions according to the organization’s policies and procedures
Assists in developing evidence-based infection prevention and control policies and protocols in accordance with regulatory, government and accrediting/licensing agency requirements and recommendations of relevant professional organizations
Updates policies and protocols as needed to maintain compliance with regulations, standards, and evidence-based guidelines
Assists the organization to evaluate and maintain readiness for state, federal, and accrediting agency surveys
Monitors and evaluates the efficacy of infection prevention and control strategies
Collaborates with other departments throughout the facility to design and implement strategies to prevent HAIs and transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms and other epidemiologically important organisms
Investigates exposures to communicable disease and initiates appropriate measures to prevent the transmission of disease
Maintains confidentiality of patients, personnel and related information
Provides consultation services relating to infection prevention and control to the various departments in the organization
Evaluates products, devices and equipment relating to infection prevention and control
Actively participates in quality assurance/performance improvement activities
Maintains departmental records to be in compliance with regulatory and accrediting agencies
Provides written and verbal reports to administration and relevant committees, departments, personnel and external agencies
Communicates with local and state health departments
Participates in orientation programs and required annual education programs
Provides education on hand hygiene, aseptic technique, infection prevention and control strategies, antiseptics and disinfectants, specific infectious diseases, and other related health care issues
Develops or obtains educational materials and programs, as needed, for personnel, patients and visitors
Collaborates with employee health personnel on matters such as exposure management and immunization
Works with facilities management and other personnel to evaluate infection risks associated with renovation and construction projects and identify control measures
Assists the Director of Quality and Risk with assignment of risk events as assigned
Assists the Director of Quality and Risk with patient advocate duties as assigned
Other duties as business needs arise.
The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:
Familiarity with relevant state, federal and accrediting agency requirements
Knowledge and experience in areas of patient care practices, microbiology, asepsis, cleaning, disinfection and sterilization, adult education, infectious diseases, epidemiology, statistics, communication and program administration
Self-motivated, organized and detail oriented
Able to collect, analyze and report data
Computer literate, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and ability to obtain, enter and manage data using a computer
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Able to facilitate performance improvement initiatives
Able to organize and manage time and multiple tasks
Participates in ongoing personal education and professional development
Is an active member of relevant professional organizations
Adheres to the principles and to the mission of the organization
Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively through talking and listening.
At AdventHealth, Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ is our mission. It calls us to be His hands and feet in helping people feel whole. Our story is one of hope — one that strives to heal and restore the body, mind and spirit. Our more than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in hospitals, physician practices, outpatient clinics, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers are committed to providing individualized, wholistic care.