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Southern Hill Hospital and Medical Center
Utilizing advanced digital technology and an accomplished medical staff, Southern Hills Hospital provides the communities of southwest Las Vegas with emergency and pediatric emergency services, behavioral health inpatient and outpatient programs for ages 55 and older, an accredited Chest Pain Center, a Certified Primary Stroke Center, OB-GYN and diagnostic imaging and surgical services. Southern Hills Hospital’s advanced care and superior service make for better outcomes and an exceptional patient experience.
This is a Full Time, Exempt, Director of Infection and Epidemiology position.
The Director of Infection Prevention & Epidemiology is responsible for facility-wide activities of evaluating and managing infection control risks to patients and personnel through extensive surveillance and an effective reporting system. The Director functions as the hospital-wide clinical expert in the prevention and control of infection and is responsible for the facility-wide planning and implementation of the facility-wide infection control program. The objective of the Infection Control Program is to minimize the probability of transmission of infection, thus providing a better and safer hospital for its patients and personnel. This position is responsible for the coordination of the Hospital’s Infection Control Program.
DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
HCA Far West
As part of a strong network of hospitals throughout California and Nevada, HCA Far West is committed to supporting its healthcare professionals and ensuring their growth.
Our exclusive and specialty medical services in nine hospitals and six surgical centers throughout two states, provides a full spectrum of primary, acute, tertiary and chronic care for our patients. Our specialized care areas focus on advancing the science of medicine while providing high quality, life-saving technology and patient-focused care.
HCA is the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes 166 hospitals and 114 outpatient centers in 20 states and England. At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies.
from an accredited RN School of Nursing required
Master’s Degree related to Healthcare preferred.
Minimum of two-year’s experience in Infection Prevention;
Minimum of two-year’s acute care experience;
Experience in education and statistical analysis desirable;
Minimum of one-year experience in epidemiology, microbiology, and principles of asepsis.
Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Nevada.
Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) from the American Heart Association is required.
Current CIC Infection Control Practitioner certificate preferred.
See special requirements below.
Completion of nationally recognized course in Fundamentals of Infection Control or having completed the CIC certification.
If not CIC certified, must begin process for certification by attending initial APIC certification class within 90 days of hire and achieve CIC certification with 6 months after 2 years of hire (maximum of 2 attempts at passing CIC exam).