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Infection Prevention Nurse

Job Description

Job ID: 1195704
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

Memorial Hospital Belleville is located in a well-established west Belleville neighborhood at 4500 Memorial Drive, Belleville Illinois. In addition, we have diagnostic centers in O'Fallon, Illinois, and an off-campus physical therapy center in east Belleville.  As a member of BJC HealthCare, Memorial Hospital Belleville provides full and part-time employment for more than 2300 people.
 
Facts at a Glance:                                                                    
•Accredited by Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP)
•Members, Illinois and American Hospital Associations
•Licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Public Health
•IDPH designated Regional Hospital Coordination Center for the Edwardsville Public Health and Medical Response Region
•Serving the healthcare needs of area residents since 1958
•Designated Magnet™ facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
•Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI by the Society for Chest Pain Centers
•IDPH designated Stroke-Ready Hospital
•Medical staff with more than 400 members representing 42 specialties

The Nursing Administration oversees the various Nursing departments and provides clerical support.


Overview


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
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    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience
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    Licenses & Certifications

  • RN

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    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

     

    Degree

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

     

    Experience

  • 5-10 years
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    Licenses & Certifications

  • CIC

  • 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