At Houston Methodist, the Infection Preventionist is responsible for implementing and maintaining the multiple facets of the Infection Control Program. S/he is a liaison between all departments and the Infection Control Committee. This individual maintains a routine surveillance program of patients, personnel, and the environmental problems that present a real or potential threat to the welfare of patients, visitors, or personnel throughout the institution. Serves as member of the Infection Control Committee. Promotes compliance with accreditation, certification and regulatory requirement.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Must possess one of the following:
Bachelor and/or Master degree in Nursing, Medical Technology, Microbiology, or Public Health
Bachelor degree in another related field with previous infection control experience and CIC certification
Minimum of 2 years of experience in an acute care or public health setting
Previous experience in infection control or public health is preferred
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Certification in Infection Control within three years' employment in the role required for all
Bachelor degree in Nursing also requires Texas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements.
Bachelor degree in Medical Technology also requires ASCP-MT or Clinical Scientist (CS)
Bachelor degree in Microbiology also requires specialization in clinical microbiology and registry
Based in the Texas Medical Center, Houston Methodist Hospital is delivering on a mission started in 1919, which continues today – bringing quality, integrity, compassion and innovation into everything we do. As the flagship hospital of Houston Methodist, Houston Methodist Hospital is a nationally recognized medical center with a history of health care innovation. Houston Methodist Hospital was awarded Magnet recognition for nursing excellence for a fourth consecutive time by the ANCC. In addition, Houston Methodist Hospital was recently named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the country’s top 20 hospitals and was also ranked the No. 1 hospital in Texas for the fifth consecutive year.