Job Description

Extended Job Title
Risk Management/ Infection Control Nurse

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
544331 - Denials Mgmt Group Ode

Position Description
Directs and coordinates infection control program in the School of Medicine clinics. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Requisition ID
21597BR

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
* Evaluate new hire health information for
completeness. Advise on necessary follow-up.
Maintain system for notification of vaccination, etc.

Manage annual Tuberculin skin test requirements for
faculty, staff, residents and students. Place and
interpret TST.

* Manage TTUHSC immunization program. Provide
immunizations as required.

* Make regular observations in clinical department for
hand hygiene compliance. Conducts surveillance
rounds for infection prevention behaviors in the
clinic.

* Assists clinical staff and providers in all departments
in the development and implementation of
performance improvement initiatives. Communicates
professionally and effectively performance initiatives
to the Section Manager.

* Preparation of agenda items and presentation to the
Performance Improvement /Risk Management and
Infection Control Committee meetings. If approved
by committee consensus, may be appointed to various
subcommittees.

*  Assists with investigations of all TMB complaints.

*  Establish and maintain effective working
relationships to coordinate functions with General
Counsel, local affiliated hospitals, Risk Management,
Performance Improvement, Medical Staff Services,
Infection Control and Medical Records Department
with TTHUSC clinical functions.



Grant Funded?
No

Minimum Hire Rate
4185.67

Pay Basis
Monthly

Schedule Details
Mon- Fri 8-5

Work Location
Odessa

Preferred Qualifications
At least one year of infection control experience and/or training, At least one year of Employee Heath and at least one year of Risk Management experience.
 
Working knowledge of current infection prevention/employee health theories, standards, techniques, and practices.
Previous experience with Joint Commission Infection Prevention Standards. Knowledge with Risk Management/Quality
Improvement.

 
Previous experience with employee health requirements, immunizations guidelines, and animal lab researchers.
Experience with use of Imm-Trac


Campus
HSC - Permian Basin

Department
Denials Mgmt Group Ode

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Health Care Professional

Shift
Day

EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
+Education:+ Graduated from an approved accredited nursing program. +License/Certification:+ Current RN license in the State of Texas or have the ability to transfer your license to Texas. +Experience:+ At least one year of infection control experience and/or training.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?
No

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