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Dir - Infection Prevention

Company: Universal Health Services
Location: Denison
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Texoma Medical Center, a 414-bed acute care facility has been providing quality health care to the residents of North Texas and Southern Oklahoma since 1965. Our main campus is located in Denison, Texas, approximately one hour north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area and just south of the Texas/Oklahoma border. In addition, we have numerous facilities in locations throughout the Texoma region. Since 1965, TMC has forged a special relationship with the people of North Texas and Southern Oklahoma. Texoma residents have come to depend on TMC to meet a spectrum of physical, mental and spiritual needs. TMC has responded with unique services to provide the kind of sophisticated, experienced care that was once was available only in major metropolitan areas. We offer major specialty services including open heart surgery and neurosurgery. Advanced resources such as certified trauma care support TMC's role as a regional specialty center.

The basic purpose of nursing is to provide safe, competent nursing care for patients in accordance with facility policies, standards, and philosophy. Additionally, nursing will provide professional leadership and support to the healthcare team. The concepts of Patient Centered Care will provide the foundation for all nursing care. Demonstrates Service Excellence standards at all times. The Standards of Practice set forth by the professional nursing associations will provide guidelines for the competent, safe and professional practice.

Under the direction of the assigned Management Council Member, this position is responsible to plan, organize, direct, and supervise departmental programs. Ensure service excellence development, staffing management and resource allocation and control are appropriate and in alignment. Assume direction of participation in special projects as needed. Coordinate hospital-wide compliance with state, federal regulations and the Joint Commission standards. Develop and implement facility-wide infection prevention and control measures to protect patients, staff and visitors elative to antimicrobial stewardship, product evaluation, business planning, emergency management and development of surveillance and prevention systems for non-infectious events. Monitor patient care for compliance with established standards and investigates known or suspected sources of infections to determine the source and ensure control. Resolve escalated issues arising from operations in cooperation with applicable departments. Provide applicable reporting metrics relative to infection control and prevention. Identify, prevent and control outbreaks of communicable diseases. collect, analyze and interpret data related to infectious diseases and report when necessary to local, state and federal authorities, as well as to internal committees. Educate staff on infection control measures including infection control policies, procedures, following state and federal guidelines with regard to surveillance and reporting.


Job Requirements

Current Texas nursing license or compact license.

Bachelor's degree required, BSN or MT. Master's Degree in related health sciences preferred.

Minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience in Nursing is required (with at least three (3) years of leadership positions in healthcare.

Acute hospital experience strongly preferred. Management experience in a high volume, diverse health system strongly preferred.

Minimum three (3) years of Emergency Management experience required.

Certification in Infection Prevention and Control strongly preferred.

Effectively communicate verbally and in writing with a wide variety of management and employees.

Develop and present training material relative to infection prevention and emergency management.

Consistently demonstrate Service Excellence.

Self motivated, work independently and develop effective Infection Prevention team.

Handle issues with professionalism, critical thinking and sound judgment.

Handle high pressure with professionalism.

Strong computer proficiency with various programs.

Solid understanding of applicable federal, state regulations as well as The Joint Commission and CMS requirements.

Excellent ability to prioritize and organize work.

Must successfully pass any pre-employment assessment(s) required by the facility.

Must be able to identify and competently address needs of populations served.


Challenging and rewarding work environment

Competitive Compensation and generous Paid Time Off (PTO)

Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug plan

401K with company match and discounted stock plan

SoFI Student Loan Refinancing Program

Career Development opportunities

One of the nation's largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue over $11 billion. In 2020, UHS was again recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #293 on the Fortune 500.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 90,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

EEO Statement

All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.


At UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: or 1-800-852-3449.

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