BJC Careers

Safety & Infection Prevention Specialist

Saint Louis, MO
Clinical Services and Support


Job Description

Job ID: 1178067
Employment Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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BJC Home Care Services offers patients and their families a complete range of home care services, including skilled nursing services, adult and pediatric hospice and supportive care, rehabilitation therapy, home infusion therapy, infusion treatment rooms, home medical equipment and high-tech respiratory care. Specialty home care programs also are available, including adult and pediatric asthma, cardiac, diabetes, orthopedic and wound care programs as well as the Lifeline emergency response system. BJC Home Care Services provides care to thousands of patients in both Missouri and Illinois. Serving more than 25 counties, it has become the largest home care network in the region and one of the largest in the country.

The Metro St. Louis Intermittent Home Care Department of BJC Home Care Services provides home visits to patients in the metropolitan St. Louis area and several nearby counties, with 24 hour on-call home care nursing supervision. Our JCAHO accredited, multi-disciplinary approach combines leading edge technology with a firm belief in the powerful recuperative advantages of receiving home care.


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Role Purpose

Safety: Develops and implements clinical driven emergency preparedness programs. Works under the guidance of leadership and in collaboration with hospital safety and emergency preparedness departments and interfaces with key community first responders, receivers, and governmental agencies at the state and local level. Infection Prevention: Responsible for providing a safe environment where risks for infection are identified and minimized for patients, employees, and visitors. Provides surveillance programs, data reporting, data analysis, and intervention development aimed at reduction of healthcare acquired infections in patient and employees.


Responsibilities

  • Supports programs that maximize the protection of employees, patients and visitors against infectious diseases.
  • Provides the coordination of emergency preparedness and safety departments, management, and staff and assists leadership in establishing an innovative systemwide program to mitigate risk.
  • Develops and conducts emergency preparedness and safety training exercises and oversight to the recall program.
  • Conducts ongoing surveillance for detection of Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAI) and assures compliance in all aspects of infection surveillance, preventions, and control and serves as an infection control resource.
  • Works collaboratively with the infection control committee, environmental health and safety departments, and emergency preparedness committees

  • Minimum Requirements

     

    Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree
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    Experience

  • 2-5 years
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    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

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    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

     

    Degree

  • Master's Degree
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    Experience

  • 5-10 years
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    Licenses & Certifications

  • CIC
  • RN
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    Additional Job Information

  • 40 Hours per Week -
  • Benefits Eligible -

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer