At Houston Methodist, the Infection Preventionist is responsible for implementing and maintaining the multiple facets of the Infection Control Program. The Infection Preventionist 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.
HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS
Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:
INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.
Focuses on patient/customer safety
Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met
Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job
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