The Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner performs surveillance for detection and prevention of infections occurring in the medical center and associated outpatient facilities. The Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner utilizes an epidemiologic approach to preventing and controlling infections through problem solving, application of appropriate interventions and education of personnel and families. They will manage aspects of data management which include abstraction, submissions to federal agencies and reporting to hospital leadership. Additionally, this position will coordinate, implement, analyze and make independent judgments regarding institutional infection control practice and regulatory compliance.
Bachelor’s degree required
Previous experience in Infection Control with progressive responsibilities is preferred
Ability to exercise independent judgment with strong analytical capabilities, excellent interpersonal and oral, written, communication skills and adept in principles of adult education required
Must be licensed as an RN, MT or MLS
Infection Control certification is required within 3 years of hire
Internal Number: 51521-43919
About Cook Children's Health Care System
Cook Children's Health Care System embraces an inspiring Promise – to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, we’re proud of our long and rich tradition of serving our community.