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Safety Specialist RN Ambulatory Surgery

Job Description


Job ID: 1218111
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

For more than 130 years, St. Louis Children's Hospital has provided exceptional care for children in all 50 states and 80 countries around the world. With its academic partner, Washington University School of Medicine, Children’s is consistently ranked among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. A member of BJC Healthcare, St. Louis Children’s Hospital follows one simple mission – to do what’s right for kids. That mission comes to life through medical discovery, innovative therapies and compassionate care. In 2018, Children's expanded with a state-of-the-art, 12-story medical tower. To learn more, visit StLouisChildrens.org, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Overview


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
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

  • 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

  • Registered Nurse (RN) License
  • CIC
  • RN
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    Clinical - Direct Skills

  • Operating Room (OR) - 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, 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