BJC Careers

RN, Infection & Prevention Specialist - Primarily M-F, Days

Columbia, MO
Nursing Services


Job Description

Job ID: 1183035
Employment Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Your Career. Made Better.

Boone Hospital Center is a 394-bed full service hospital located in Columbia, MO. It is a regional referral center located in the center of the state. The hospital provides progressive healthcare programs, services, and technology to people in 26 mid-Missouri counties. Although the hospital is full service, areas in which Boone Hospital Center excels are cardiology, neurology, oncology, surgical, obstetrical services, and numerous other specialties. The hospital maintains a 24-hour emergency center with hospital-based ambulance service and a helipad for incoming emergency air transportation.  Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Boone Hospital Center has been certified as a "Magnet Hospital" by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
 

The Patient Safety, Clinical Quality and Infection Prevention Department, through collaboration and partnership with others, focuses on ensuring safe, effective, evidence-based health care to all of our patients. Patient safety is our top priority with the clinical quality and infection prevention arms enabling this goal. Our Clinical Quality efforts are evidence based and derived from internal and external authorities such as CMS, TJC, NQF, AHRQ and the BJC Center for Clinical Excellence. We strive to incorporate these evidence-based standards into everyday clinical practice. Ongoing monitoring of clinical measures is performed to ensure compliance and to identify opportunities for improvement.


Join Us!


Role Purpose

Responsible for providing a safe environment where risks for infection are identified and minimized for patients, employees and visitors. To provide surveillance programs, data reporting, data analysis & intervention development aimed at reduction of healthcare acquired infections in patients and employees.


Responsibilities

  • Conducts ongoing surveillance for detection of Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAI) infections.
  • Assures compliance in all aspects of infection surveillance, prevention and control and serves as an Infection Control resource.
  • Supports programs that maximize the protection of employees, patients and visitors against infectious diseases.
  • Works collaboratively with the Infection Control Committee.

  • Minimum Requirements

     

    Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Nursing/PH/related

     

    Experience

  • 2-5 years
  •  

    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience
  •  

    Licenses & Certifications

  • RN

  •  

    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

     

    Degree

  • Master's Degree
  • - Nursing/PH/related

     

    Experience

  • 5-10 years
  •  

    Licenses & Certifications

  • Certified Infection Control Specialist (CICS)
  • CIC
  •  

    Professional - Non Clinical Skills

  • Quality Improvement (QI) - 2 years or more
  •  

    Office/Computer Skills

  • Database Experience - 2 years or more

  • 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