Develops, plans, coordinates and facilitates the hospital's infection prevention program and department in collaboration with the medical staff and hospital leadership. Participates in ongoing performance improvement and identifies opportunities for improvement clinical outcomes and cost reductions. Provides education on Infection Prevention and Control to staff, physician, patients and visitors. Provides clinical leadership. Researches best practices and benchmarks with external organizations. Assists the organization in attaining clinical quality goals. Completes assigned goals.
Oversess the hospital infection prevention programs. Accomplishes management by ongoing assessment of results of surveillance, data collection and trending information. Implements the Infection Prevention and Control and Improvement collaborating with the medical staff and hospital leadership. Intervenes as appropriate to reduce infectors, mitigate of prevent exposure to or spread of infectious disease to patients, staff and visitors. Maintains responsibility for compliance with state, local and federal infection prevention, control and accreditation requirements. Responsible for hospital-wide program management 24 hours/7 days per week. Performs other duties as assigned.
Background in nursing, microbiology or related field.
Certification within 5 years of accepting position.
Three years clinical experience.
Two years recent Infection Prevention experience or two years management experience in a health care setting.
Certification in Infection Control through the National Certification Board of Infection Control preferred. Must have one of the following three: Med Tech- MT, RN, Microbiologist, or Epidemiologist licensure as required.
Internal Number: 2020-106139
About Baptist Memorial Health Care
Baptist Memorial Health Care regularly serves communities in the Mid-South by offering safe, integrated, patient-focused, high quality, innovative and cost-effective medical care. But serving a community is about more than just helping patients feel better. It's about helping entire communities become the best they can be.
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