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HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Infection Prevention Practitioner in Wichita, Kansas

Infection Prevention Practitioner * * Shift: 8am-5pm

One of the most experienced and comprehensive medical centers in Kansas! Wesley is the hospital of choice for thousands of people in Kansas and northern Oklahoma. Their preference for Wesley extends well beyond the high quality medical services Wesley offers. It also includes the spirit of intensive caring that inspires and guides everyone who works at Wesley Medical Center. Wesley Medical Center is an acute care center licensed for 760 beds and 102 bassinets. As a leader in overall recommend care, Wesley treats more than 24,000 patients annually and delivers more than 6,000 babies - more than any hospital in a 13 state region! Wesley Healthcare owns and operates Wesley Medical Center, Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER, Wesley Children’s Hospital, Wesley West ER, Wesley Derby ER and multiple WesleyCare clinics.

Benefits that we offer you: Tuition Reimbursement & Loan Repayment Program Dependent Scholarships 401k (3%-9% match based on tenure) Employee Stock Purchase Plan Full Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance

*Position Description: *The Infection Control Practitioner plans, organizes, develops, and implements Wesley Healthcare’s infection prevention and control program in accordance to applicable federal, state and local standards.Program components include surveillance, education, consultation, mandated reporting, and regulatory preparedness. This position will assume shared responsibility for the management of surveillance, prevention, and control of infections hospital wide and will collaborate and communicate with other departments to ensure that staff are educated on optimal infection prevention and control practices. Strong computer skills are required. These practices will be delineated, shared, maintained, and regularly reviewed.

Preferred Registration, Licensure and/or Certification * Current Certification in Infection Prevention and Control * Current registration or license with experience in the state of Kansas as a Registered Professional Nurse, medical technologist, or clinical laboratory scientist preferred Required Education or Experience * Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing * OR Bachelors Degree in Nursing or higher or Bachelors Degree in Health Sciences or related field * OR Must be enrolled in Bachelors program within 6 months of hire with expected completion date confirmed Preferred Experience * Minimum of 1-3 years of infection prevention and control experience * Knowledge in hospital epidemiology principles, infectious diseases, sterilization, sanitation, and disinfection practice Required Knowledge and Skills * Knowledge of principles, practices, procedures and patient safety principles in infection control and prevention in the patient care environment * Above to teach subject matter to others or train other through explanation, demonstration, and supervised practice or make recommendation on the basis of technical disciplines * Excellent organization skills * Ability to successfully handle multiple priorities and prioritize and schedule accordingly * Must be able to successfully and effectively communicate with a variety of personnel, patients and physicians * Team building, conflict resolution, and communication skills, both verbal and written Preferred Knowledge and Skills * Ability to develop facility educational and research policies and programs, quality improvement programs, and operational policies and procedures * Work collaboratively with other departments and physicians * Ability to use professional judgement to identify areas for improvement and participate in development of quality initiatives * Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office

Job: *Nursing - Professional

Title: Infection Prevention Practitioner

Location: Kansas-Wichita-Wesley Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00323-21474