One of the nationâ€™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 Worldâ€™s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of Americaâ€™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.
Kingwood Pines Hospital is a 116 bed facility located in the beautiful residential Kingwood community.Â We are located about 30 miles northeast of the Houston Medical Center.Â The hospital provides 24-hour emergency services.Â We serve children, adolescents, and adults for psychiatric and behavioral health.Â The hospital also has services in intensive outpatient and partial hospital program services.
Kingwood Pines Hospital is seeking a dynamic and talented Infection Control Specialist/Employee Health Nurse. The Infection Control/Employee Health Nurse educates and ensures facility practice and reporting compliance with all state regulations, Joint Commission and CDC regulations.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Ensure facility practice and reporting compliance with all state and county regulations, Joint Commission and CDC regulations.
Observe, evaluate and ensure techniques and practices related to healthcare associated disease prevention occur as appropriate, at all levels of healthcare.This includes evaluation of adequacy of supplies, utilization and accessibility of hand washing products.
Perform routine surveillance activities, including prompt investigation of any â€œclusterâ€� infection events.
Investigate healthcare workers exposed to communicable diseases and coordinates necessary treatment with occupational health.
Report infection control patient and staff infection issues, results of infection control rounds and recommendation for revised practices or equipment to EOC and PI monthly.
Provide formal and informal education programs to staff at orientation and during rounds, surveillance activities or upon request.
Annually evaluate the effectiveness of the Infection Control Program.