The Infection Prevention Resource Nurse (IPRN I) collaborates with department/unit leadership to assess, plan, develop, implement and evaluate education activities, competency validation, clinical care, programs and initiatives for the assigned department/units/service line. Serves as resource in infection control and epidemiological issues. The IPRN I demonstrates proficient clinical knowledge and skills and effective teaching/education skills and supports system level infection prevention and education nursing initiatives.
The IPRN I supports leadership within the department including: quality improvement activities and resource accountability. The IPRN I exemplify professionalism and promotes a customer-friendly environment by utilizing ServiceFIRST behaviors in interactions with patients, families, and staff members.
The IPRN I facilitates an environment that cultivates exemplary patient care. As a member of the nursing leadership team, the IPRN I establishes a setting that supports professional nursing practice and empowers nurses to provide safe, effective, compassionate and efficient nursing care in collaboration with all health care disciplines. The IPRN I facilitates enculturation of the Harris Health System Nursing Professional Practice Model (NPPM), its goals and achievement of targeted outcomes at the unit/department level. The IPRN I supports compliance with standards established by professional nursing organizations; national, state, and local regulatory agencies and institutional policies and procedures. The IPRN I holds high standards of integrity and ethical behavior, mentors others, role models professionalism, and participates in activities such as nursing organizations, nursing research, infection prevention organizations, and the community.
a.Education: i.Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing is required.
b. Licensure/Certification: i.Licensed to practice nursing in the State of Texas. ii.Related specialty certification required within two years of employment.
2. Work Experience: Three (3) years of work experience in related clinical area of practice is required.
3. Management/Experience: Two (2) years related clinical/leadership experience is preferred.
1.Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact) Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking) Writing /Composing (Correspondence / Reports)
2.Other Skills: Analytical Design Medical Terms PC Research Statistical
3.Advanced Education: Advance Training Specialty: Certification in infection control required within two years Bachelor's Degree Major: Nursing
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.