Job Summary An Infection Prevention Spec. I who, under the supervision of the Infection Control leadership, assists with functions required developing and implementing an effective Infection Control Program. Collaborates with department/unit leadership to identify and mitigate infection risks, perform surveillance and epidemiological investigations, assess educational needs, and communicate clinical performance for the assigned department/units/service line.
Degrees: B.S. in Microbiology or Masters in Public Health required; (Medical Technologist preferred) Master's Degree in Public Health
Licenses & Certifications: Related specialty certification infection control required within two years of employment
Work Experience: Two (2) years work experience
Management Experience: Two (2) years management experience in a related field preferred
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact) , Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking), Writing/Correspondence, Writing/Reports
Proficiencies: P.C., MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical, Mathematics, Medical Terminology
Work Schedule: Flexible,On Call, Eligible for Hybrid Telecommute
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.