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Infection Preventionist Healthcare WellMed San Antonio TX

San Antonio, TX 78205
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Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life's best work.(sm)
The Infection Preventionist (IP) is responsible for implementing and maintaining the multiple facets of the Infection Prevention and Control Program. The IP is a liaison between all departments and the Infection Control Committee. This individual maintains a routine surveillance program of patients, personnel, and the environmental problems that present a real or potential threat to the welfare of patients, visitors, or personnel throughout the organization. The IP serves as member of the Infection Control committee and promotes compliance with accreditation, certification and regulatory requirements including TJC, CMS, OSHA, NCQA and CLIA.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Develops, implements and evaluates the organizational Infection Prevention and Control Program
  • Leads, facilitates and participates in the Infection Control Committee
  • Leads a collaborative team of key stakeholders to develop, implement and evaluate an Infection Control Risk Assessment on an annual and as needed basis to establish organizational infection prevention and control goals
  • Reviews and revises the enterprise Infection Prevention and Control Plan in conjunction with the Infection Control Committee on an annual and as needed basis
  • Works collaboratively with executives, providers, administrators, market leaders and nursing staff to develop effective strategies that prevent infection and comply with regulatory and mandatory requirements at the local, state and federal levels
  • Identifies educational needs and assists in the development and implementation of training and education modules related to infection prevention and control
  • Participate in the development and review of occupational health policies and procedures related to infection prevention and control
  • Develop, review and reinforce infection prevention and control related policies and procedures
  • Monitors and shares relevant information from the state and local health departments
  • Participates in selection of products such as medical equipment and supplies, provides input related to infection prevention and assists in development of educational materials related to product implementation related to infection control
  • Data mines information and produces statistics and reports in a meaningful way for decision making in support of continued infection prevention
  • Provides pre-inspection/assessment preparedness activities for regulatory, UHG/Optum, and corporate related clinic audits
  • Builds/maintains good working relationships and collaborates well with functional areas that support Enterprise Clinic Operations
  • Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development in infection prevention
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

The office is located near  Network BLVD., 78249 / Office park located at IH 10 East and De Zavala Road / Local and Non-Local travel is required as determined by the business (Texas and Florida markets)

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Posted: 2020-05-23 Expires: 2020-06-22

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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