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 nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America's Top 500 Public Companies.
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 81,000 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.
Laurel Ridge Treatment Center is seeking a dynamic and talented Infection Control Preventionist (RN). To learn more about Laurel Ridge Treatment Center go to www.laurelridgetc.com.
POSITION PURPOSE: The Infection Control Preventionist provides care and management of patients and/or employees with infections. They report these infections to the local health department and help employees formulate ways to prevent the spread of communicable/nosocomial infections. The ICP surveys the hospital setting, and inspect each area for potential problem areas related to cleanliness and sanitation, as well as areas of potential infection transmission. They coordinate a Performance Improvement plan that identifies measures through aggregate data collection, assesses and improves infection control processes within the facility.
1. Conducts ongoing surveillance of infections in patients and employees, compile and interpret this data, and present it to the Safety Committee each month. Inspects all on and off-site areas, observes for employee activities to detect any potential infection hazards, and evaluate compliance with standards. Compiles and presents this data to the Safety Committee
2. Investigates the clusters of infections above expected levels. Surveys for outbreaks, evaluates and gives recommendations for the prevention of further spread of infection and disseminates this information to the Safety Committee.
3. Educates staff and patients on the specific policies and procedures involved in infection control, such as universal precautions, blood borne pathogens, tuberculosis, etc.
4. Communicates all reportable diseases to the local Health Department in a timely manner.