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Infection Control Specialist

Infection Control Specialist

Requisition ID 
2017-754436
Category 
Nursing
Position Type 
Full Time
Shift(s) 
Days
Department 
Quality Assurance
Location 
US-OK-Oklahoma City

More information about this job

Overview

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We’re a Little Different

 

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  

 

We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

 

At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

 

 

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Plan oversite.

 

Manages critical data and information.

 

Establishes and promotes prevention and control measures to reduce transmission of infectious agents.

 

Advises Occupational Health in matters related to the development and application of infection control and prevention strategies to reduce the risk of infection transmission between or among patients, the public and healthcare providers.

 

Manages education programs on Infection Control and Prevention and related subjects.

 

Complies with regulatory standards for accreditation and licensure.

Supervises the investigation and control of outbreaks.

 

Collaborates with Quality Management and Risk Management to evaluate and improve services for optimal patient outcomes.

 

Seeks opportunities for personal and professional growth.

 

Provides financial data to evaluate and improve services.

 

 

Qualifications:

Each career at Mercy represents unique members of our caring ministry’s “body”, working together for the health and strength of the whole. To achieve our goals, we need all the parts functioning at their best and this requires the specific qualifications that you’ll bring with you:

 

Education: Bachelors degree in nursing or related field, or achievement of Bachelors degree within two years of employment,

Licensure: Registered Nurse or other clinical discipline with current

Oklahoma licensure in good standing, if licensed.

Experience: Four years experience in an acute hospital or public health

setting.

Other skills & knowledge:  Proficient with multiple software programs. Excellent writing and speaking skills. Able to communicate effectively with all levels of authority as well as healthcare workers, patients and families.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED

Education: Masters degree in Nursing, Public Health, Epidemiology or other related field, or achievement of Masters degree within two years

of employment. Satisfactory completion of APIC Advanced

Practice Course

Experience: Management experience.

Certification/Registration: Certification in Infection Control.

 

 

We’ll Support You at Work and Home

 

Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

 

What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

 

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

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