Erlanger Baroness Hospital - Chattanooga, TN

Infection Control Professional

Job Summary

Infection Control Professional

We are looking for a registered nurse to fill the role of Infection Prevention RN at Erlanger Baroness Medical CenterTennessee. You will report to the Director of Infection Prevention at this 688 bed hospital.

You will need your RN license in the state of Tennessee or a Master’s in Public Health. You will be required to have your Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or Public Health. You will need experience in an accredited healthcare organization or public health and will need to get your Certification in Infection Control within one year of employment.

About Erlanger Baroness

The Erlanger Baroness Campus and Baroness Hospital is conveniently located just east of downtown Chattanooga. This central location serves as the headquarters of the Erlanger Health System, housing most of the leadership team as well as administrative offices. The Baroness Campus is adjacent to the Children’s Hospital at Erlanger’s T.C. Thompson Campus.

Erlanger is a non-profit, academic teaching center affiliated with the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. Erlanger is also a Level I Trauma Center for adults and the only provider of tertiary care services for the citizens of an entire four-state region, encompassing southeast Tennessee, north Georgia, north Alabama and western North Carolina. With a history that dates back more than a century, Erlanger is recognized as one of the nation’s finest public hospitals and a leader in healthcare.

About the town

Chattanooga, TN

B-

Public Schools

C+

Housing

B

Good for Familes

B-

Jobs

B

Cost of Living

A

Outdoor Activities

C-

Crime & Safety

A-

Nightlife

A

Diversity

B

Weather

B

Health & Fitness

A

Commute

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scores

Erlanger Baroness Hospital

MeasureThe Hospital’s ScoreWorst Performing HospitalAvg. Performing HospitalBest Performing HospitalData SourceTime Period Covered
Dangerous object left in patient’s body What’s This?0.0710.3730.020.000CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Air or gas bubble in the blood What’s This?0.0000.642.00160.000CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Patient falls and injuries What’s This?0.6392.0750.420.000CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Infection in the blood What’s This?0.7604.6201.050.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey10/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Infection in the urinary tract What’s This?1.1783.3370.850.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey10/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Surgical site infection after colon surgery What’s This?0.7512.7650.790.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey10/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
MRSA Infection What’s This?1.8954.0331.030.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey10/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
C. diff. Infection What’s This?0.1341.7830.520.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey10/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Death from treatable serious complications What’s This?206.08206.08159.6895.65CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Harmful Events What’s This?1.073.341.000.60CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Dangerous bed sores What’s This? *1.108.780.580.04CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Collapsed lung What’s This? *0.220.480.230.12CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Falls causing broken hips What’s This? *0.100.160.090.07CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Blood Leakage What’s This? *1.955.582.541.26CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Kidney injury after surgery What’s This? *1.733.451.420.58CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Serious breathing problem What’s This? *4.8217.095.181.66CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Dangerous blood clot What’s This? *3.198.413.611.65CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Sepsis infection after surgery What’s This? *4.149.734.962.31CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Surgical wound splits open What’s This? *0.741.540.860.57CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Accidental cuts and tears What’s This? *1.013.971.210.37CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
* This measure is a part of the Harmful Events Composite and is not used for scoring.

Process measures include the management structures and procedures a hospital has in place to protect patients from errors, accidents, and injuries.

MeasureThe Hospital’s ScoreWorst Performing HospitalAvg. Performing HospitalBest Performing HospitalData SourceTime Period Covered
Doctors order medications through a computer What’s This?100586.601002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Safe medication administration What’s This?100584.181002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Specially trained doctors care for ICU patients What’s This?100564.461002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Effective leadership to prevent errors What’s This?120.0046.15117.09120.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Staff work together to prevent errors What’s This?0.000.00116.88120.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Enough qualified nurses What’s This?100.000.0098.36100.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Handwashing What’s This?1001576.221002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Communication with nurses What’s This?887590.2596CMS07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Communication with doctors What’s This?907790.1897CMS07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Responsiveness of hospital staff What’s This?796382.1793CMS07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Communication about medicines What’s This?715775.2489CMS07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Communication about discharge What’s This?836585.7395CMS07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021

Hospital Leadership

MEET THE staff

Tamara Grayson-Eubanks, DNP, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CIC

Director of Infection Preventionist

Tammy C.

Recruiter

Michelle Owens

Talent Acquisition Recruiter

Official job description

INfection Control Professional - Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center

Job Summary:
Supports and assists Infection Preventionist II with all activities related to the Health System’s Infection Prevention and Control program to include daily surveillance.

Education:
Required: Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing with BSN or BS/Masters of Public Health degree

Experience:
Required: Experience in an accredited healthcare organization or public health; Computer and internet skills and experience
Preferred: Current clinical expertise with critical care experience. Previous experience in information analysis, computer knowledge, quality improvement desired, however; department will train.

Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration:
Required: Current Tennessee licensure as a RN or Masters Public Health
Must have Certification in Infection Control (CIC) in one year of employment as an Infection Preventionist I

Department Position Summary:
Conducts infection control surveillance for early identification of problem areas as trained by the Infection Prevention Director (IPD) and Infection Preventionist (IP) II.

Utilizes data collection/surveillance tools under the direction of the IPD and IP II to identify trends/issues on compliance with best practices; conducts root cause analyses for significant events &/or infection outbreaks, and post-hospital surveillance on all targeted surgical procedures and state reportable surgical site infections.

Reports investigation findings from routine surveillance under guidance of IP II to nursing units and Medical Quality Improvement Committees, and monitors corrective action plans for improvement as requested.

Assists the IP II in reviewing all construction projects pre-construction to assess risk; and conducts rounds during construction to identify and address safety issues as they might arise as requested.

Assists the IP II in working with public health and other outside authorities and as liaison with Employee Heath and Safety on Emergency Preparedness issues such as management of biosafety issues or highly infectious patients, pandemic influenza, etc.

Assists the IP-II as a resource for all departments on infection control issues/problems.

Assists the IP-II with preparation and presentation of educational programs for all levels of healthcare workers in the facility, and community as requested.

Increasing knowledge of Infection Control and Prevention best practices and regulatory requirements.

Works closely with the Nursing, medical staff/LIPs, Clinical Quality and Process Improvement staff on infection related improvement initiatives.

Assists the IP II in mandatory state reporting of required reportable associated infections (HAI), and implementation of state rules and regulations regarding documentation, staff education, and monitoring compliance with best practices related to HAI prevention, influenza prevention, and hand hygiene.

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Most frequent questions and answers

Yes. All of our open positions come with some sort of relocation allowance to help with the expenses of relocating. 

Yes. We will prep you for every interview you take. We know what our clients are looking for, so we will let you know what to expect and what experiences and accomplishments you should be sure to communicate to them in an interview.

Yes. If you connect us with another Infection Prevention professional that is interested in this position, and ultimately gets hired – we will send you a $500 referral bonus. 

Of course. We work to get you the highest possibly financial package – and communicate our progress throughout the process. We are financially incentivized to get you the most lucrative offer possible. 

Absolutely. We will review your resume before we submit it to the client to make sure it communicates everything it needs to.

First, everything we offer to our candidates is completely FREE. 

We operate as advisors and consultants for your Infection Prevention career. We’ve recruited in this industry for a long time and understand the profession as well as anyone.

If you decide you’d like us to represent you and apply for a position, the first thing our team will do is examine your resumé closely. We will fix up your resumé to ensure it communicates exactly what our client is looking for – demonstrating not only what you’ve been responsible for in previous Infection Prevention positions, but also how effective you’ve been in those roles. 

We have direct access to the hiring managers in the positions we search on which allows us to present your resumé directly to them, knowing exactly what they want to see in a candidate. We will keep you in the loop when this happens and what their initial feedback is. No more waiting in the dark hoping to hear back from HR.

Because of our relationships with the hiring manager, we have the ability to make a case for them to speak with you. It also allows us to get quick, honest feedback following each interview you have. And we will provide that feedback to you, good or bad.

In addition to preparing your resumé and presenting directly to the hiring manager, we also will prep you for each and every interview. Again, we know what our clients are looking for, so we will let you know what to expect and what experiences and accomplishments you should be sure to communicate to them in an interview.

In terms of the interview process, we’ll work with you and the client to get those scheduled during a time that makes sense for you.

Perhaps the most beneficial piece of being represented by Clutch Recruitment is that we’ll negotiate an offer for you – securing the highest possible offer the client can make. Don’t worry about your salary demands rubbing your future employer the wrong way;  we do all of that for you, ensuring a completely fair offer, without the awkwardness that potentially comes with it. We are financially incentivized to get you the highest possible offer, and we will ensure that happens.

Once you accept an offer, our work doesn’t stop. We’ll be there to talk you through your resignation and prepare you for how to handle a counter offer, along with all other complications that may arise. 

We have a large in house sourcing team that collects information from various databases online including LinkedIn, certification boards, and professional associations. 

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