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Infection Preventionist

Company: HCA Healthcare
Location: Wichita
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Description IntroductionLast year our HCA Healthcare colleagues invested over 156,000 hours volunteering in our communities. As a(an) Infection Preventionist with Wesley Medical Center you can be a part of an organization that is devoted to giving back!BenefitsWesley Medical Center, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.

  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny

  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing

  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts

  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships

  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)

  • Colleague recognition program

  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)

    Learn more about Employee BenefitsNote: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

    Would you like to unlock your potential with a leading healthcare provider dedicated to the growth and development of our colleagues? Join the Wesley Medical Center family! We will give you the tools and resources you need to succeed in our organization. We are looking for an enthusiastic Infection Preventionist to help us reach our goals. Unlock your potential!Job Summary and QualificationsOur Infection Prevention team is a committed, caring group of colleagues. We have a passion for creating exceptional quality measures. If you are dedicated to caring for the well-being of others, this could be your next opportunity. We want your knowledge and expertise! Work as an Infection Prevention Practitioner and become part of our family of healthcare professionals who are dedicated to caring for others like family. Raise the bar on patient experience and care and join the HCA Wesley team where you can make a difference every day. What you will do in this role:
    • You will be responsible for implementing and assessing a surveillance system for the organization
    • You will identify and isolate patients with communicable diseases, healthcare associated infections, and resistant organisms
    • You will implement prevention practices in order to monitor and evaluate the quality of infection control
    • You will collaborate with all departments of the healthcare facility to design and implement strategies to prevent healthcare associated infections, manage healthcare associated infections and multi-drug resistant organisms
    • You will investigate exposures to communicable disease and initiate appropriate measures to prevent the transmission of disease
    • You will provide consulting services to healthcare facility departments
    • You will review/revise facility and departmental policies and procedures
    • You will utilize Quality Improvement tools What qualifications you will need for this role:
      • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or health-related field
      • Knowledge of principles, practices, procedures and patient safety principles in infection control and prevention in the patient care environment
      • Current Certification in Infection Prevention and Control preferred
      • Minimum of 1-3 years of infection prevention and control experience preferred Knowledge in hospital epidemiology principles, infectious diseases, sterilization, sanitation, and disinfection practice preferredThis role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved).
        For more than 100 years, Wesley Healthcare has provided exceptional care to thousands of families in Wichita and throughout Kansas and Northern Oklahoma. Wesley Medical Center is a member of the Wesley Healthcare network within Greater Wichita and has been an HCA Healthcare hospital since 1985.Our physicians treat more than 24,000 patients annually, making Wesley Medical Center the most preferred hospital in Kansas and northern Oklahoma. Additionally, our obstetricians and childbirth staff deliver more than 6,000 babies each year, more than any hospital in a 13-state region.Home to Wesley Children's Hospital, the region's first and Wichita's only children's hospital, we care for children in a unique space designed specially for kids and their families. And as a Level I Trauma Center and the only Level II Pediatric Trauma Center in Kansas, we are prepared to treat any medical emergency, any time of day.HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses. "There is so much good to do in the world and so many different ways to do it."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.

        HCA Healthcare Co-Founder Be a part of an organization that invests in you! We are reviewing applications for our Infection Preventionist opening. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Submit your application and help us raise the bar in patient care!We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: HCA Healthcare, Wichita , Infection Preventionist, Other , Wichita, Kansas

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