Infection Prevention / Employee Health Coordinator in Huntington Park, CA at Avanti Hospitals

Date Posted: 11/14/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Community Hospital of Huntington Park

Job Title: Infection Prevention / Employee Health Coordinator 

City: Huntington Park / State: California    

Infection Prevention

Day Shift

From 8:00 AM

To 4:30 PM

                                      


Job Description and Job Responsibilites

Job Title:  Infection Prevention / Employee Health Coordinator            

Job Summary:

A Licensed Nurse trained in hospital epidemiology principles and occupational health  responsible for the surveillance, analysis, and reporting of employee injuries & hospital acquired infections; educating employees about work safety & infection prevention; and implementation of employee health & infection prevention & control policies and procedures that meet the standards of The Joint Commission, OSHA, Public Health Department, and Center for Disease Control requirements.  The IC / EH Coordinator reports to the Director of Quality.

Essential Job Duties:

The IC /EH Coordinator, under the supervision of the department director, ensures that the objectives of the department are met.  This responsibility may include, but may not be limited to the following:

  • Demonstrates awareness and adherence to legal requirements pertinent to employee health and safety.

  • Facilitates health screenings of prospective employees to ensure they meet health requirements prior to start of employment; and all other employees and volunteers according to hospital policy. Also conducts follow-up skin testing for all employee TB exposures.

  • Promotes employee safety and well being through implementation of the hospital’s immunization program as directed by APIC, OSHA, CDC and other regulatory agencies. Promotes the application of organizational and departmental policies relating to infection control involving, but not limited to, isolation procedures and techniques, sterilization procedures, the safe disposal of infectious and contaminated wastes, and prevention of cross-infection through equipment use.

  • Assist in developing and implementing a preventive and corrective program designed to minimize infection hazards.

  • Serve as a role model for the Vision, Mission and Values of the organization and fulfills other job duties as requested within Scope of Practice.

  • Maintains current competencies as well as updated knowledge in specific area of practice.

Communication/Knowledge:

  • Possess strong organizational skills including the ability to plan, prioritize, analyze and execute on multiple tasks and adapt to changing environment.

  • Possesses strong leadership skills including the willingness to pursue roles with increasing levels of accountability, coaching, teaching, inspiring, forgoing alliances, and garnering situations.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills; able to communicate with various individuals both inside and outside the organization; and able to understand and create   reports / presentations /proposals.

  • Ability to work under stressful situations.

  • Proficient with computer systems including but not limited to MS Office.

Job Requirements

Education/Experience:

  • At least 1 year experience in the acute hospital setting

Licensure/Certifications:

  • Current LVN license in good standing by the California State Board of Nursing

  • Current BLS for Health Care Provider card

ADA/Physical Demands:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Such accommodations must be requested by the employee/applicant in order to be considered.

  • Required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear; and may taste and smell. The employee is regularly required to lift, push and/or pull weights in excess of 10 pounds, with assistance. Visual abilities, auditory abilities, must be intact to perform duties.