CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System is about people. People we meet and care for; people whose lives we enhance, and those whose lives we save. CHRISTUS is about the people who work here: our award-winning medical staff, dedicated housekeeping staff, compassionate nurses and patient-focused ancillary staff. We're about people who need us, from small bumps to massive trauma, no matter their economic bracket. We're about the people of San Antonio, New Braunfels, and all the South Texas communities we serve. Since 1869, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System has grown and flourished just as South Texas has grown. We remain the only Catholic faith-based, non-profit health care system in San Antonio and New Braunfels. Our healing ministry now includes five full-service hospitals with 1,159 licensed beds, and a number of specialty centers.
If you are looking to join a rapidly growing faith-based organization that encourages professional development, we want you to become a part of the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa family!
The RN Infection Preventionist is responsible for monitoring and performance of infection surveillance, prevention, control, and reporting activities for assigned hospital facilities and outpatient services in the Infection Control and Prevention (ICP) Department at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System in accordance with applicable directives. Included in these independent functions are data collection, interpretation, evaluation and problem identification, coordination of analysis, decision making regarding priorities for intervention, implementation of corrective action, and evaluation and reporting of resolution. This also includes serving as primary resource person for patient care and related support areas to assist with evaluation and resolution of issues related to infection control and prevention. The RN Infection Preventionist is an active member of assigned Infection Control Committee(s) in addition to identified committees related to quality and safety (patient care, environment, healthcare workers, etc.) and maintains a current level of knowledge in infection prevention, control, surveillance, and reporting.
Bachelor's degree in relevant field is required.
College level course (minimum 3 semester hours) or CEU approved program in Microbiology required.
Minimum of three years experience required in a health care setting.
ASCP preferred for degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Lab Science, or Medical Lab Science. Board Certified in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) is preferred.