The Infection Prevention Coordinator leads and implements the hospital Infection Prevention/Control program within the hospital. This position performs surveillance, analysis, and reporting of nosocomial infections; educating employees about infection control; and the development of health system policies and procedures to ensure rigorous infection control standards that meet The Joint Commission, OSHA, Public Health Department, and Center for Disease Control requirements. The IP Coordinator also supports the hospital Quality and Performance Improvement activities by providing education, data generation, and analysis of key quality indicators. The position requires a variety of activities with varying degrees of complexity, high degree of accuracy, factual dependability and independent thinking, and specialization and concentration in clinical areas.
At least 5 years hospital nursing experience. Preference to be given to nursing staff with specialty training / education in infection control
Current state RN Licensure, current CPR Certification
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.