Baptist Health is the largest healthcare system serving central Alabama, providing comprehensive hospital-based and outpatient services to nearly 60 percent of the residents in Montgomery, Autauga and Elmore counties. To learn more about Baptist Health, visit us at https://www.baptistfirst.org.
Responsible for establishing mission, vision, planning, direction, assessment and leadership for effective infection prevention and control programs for hospitals and outpatient services throughout BH in areas of surveillance, analysis, reporting, prevention and control of infections including related regulatory compliance, accreditation standard compliance and quality and performance improvement.
Baptist Health is recognized by Forbes as one of America’s best employers in the state of Alabama, ranked #25 among all employers statewide for the second year in a row.
This distinguished list of the nation’s best employers was compiled by surveying 80,000 Americans from businesses with at least 500 employees across the United States. Surveys were conducted on a rolling basis from October 2020 to June 2021.
Baptist Health is honored by the votes of the very team members who make our healthcare system stand out as an employer of choice each and every day.
Now more than ever, these results speak to the power of collaboration, teamwork and caring for team members in EVERY season. In this year and beyond, it is our honor to serve not only the patients of Central Alabama, but the team members who provide their care.
Requires BS in Medical Technology OR BSN degree with Microbiology experience in epidemiology.
Must have at least five years of current experience in the hospital setting.
Master's degree preferred.
Knowledge of basic principles of epidemiology, microbiology and the entire disease process including colonization, active infection, carrier states modes of transmission, etc.
Knowledge of characteristics of various infectious organisms and the proper approach to prevent and or minimize the transmission of disease.
Knowledge of CDC, OSHA, and state, federal guidelines and regulations.
Knowledge data analysis and statistical methods.
Knowledge of sterilization, disinfecting, asepsis and pertinent environmental controls.
Must have analytical skills to prioritize and strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with patients, families, coworkers, physicians, and operational leaders.
Must be self directed and highly motivated with problem solving abilities.
Dependable, able to function in stressful situations.
High degree of integrity to maintain confidentiality of both patients and employee.
Must be proficient with Word, Excel, and other Microsoft applications.
Must possess advanced PC skills for the purpose of data aggregation and report writing to include graphs and other supportive documentation.
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Possesses broad knowledge of hospital systems and standards of care.
Possesses a working knowledge of team development, functions and group dynamics and adult learning principles.
Has proven leadership skills with strengths in organizational development and the capacity to handle diverse activities in a fast paced environment.
Medical Lab Technologist (MLT) or and Basic Life Support (BLS) required license.
American Society of Clinical Pathologist Certification as a Medical Technologist (MT) required as applicable.
Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) required or obtained within one year in position.
Baptist Health is the largest healthcare system serving central Alabama, providing comprehensive hospital-based and outpatient services to residents in Central Alabama.
Our commitment to providing compassionate care and advanced technology offerings is relevant today and in the future for each and every patient we serve. We recognize the importance of meeting patients where they are at and helping them plan for healthy futures, and we look forward to serving you.
Baptist Health has placed a strong emphasis on teaching our community members to reduce their risks of illness and disease while encouraging them to live healthier lives. Our providers know that wellness conversations are not the wave of the future, but instead, life-changing conversations for today. The Baptist Health focus on preventive care began well ahead of its time, and continues today because your best life is our primary goal.
Baptist Health remains at the forefront of cutting edge advances in medical technology, always redefining possibilities in healthcare. We are proud to be one of the most technologically advanced health systems in Alabama – delivering high-tech care to Central Alabama.
Our patient...s also want to know that they are receiving excellent medical services with their financial health in mind, also. Baptist Health is deeply committed to keeping costs down as we expand our services to meet the needs of central Alabama. We care about what matters to you.
In short, your health is our mission.