Promotes the health and wellbeing of all staff by health assessment, education, immunizations, blood borne pathogen exposure, follow policy in regards to diagnostic testing including labs, imaging and medications (under the direction/supervision of a physician), workplace injury programs, maintains log of incidents related to infections and communicable diseases, educates staff on issues related to regulatory requirements, responsible for surveillance of Associate health by reporting monthly statistics related to communicable diseases, Associate exposures, and assigned committees. Develops and implements policies governing control of infections and communicable diseases. Oversee Infection Prevention Specialists and Associate Health staff in multiple facility locations regarding Infection Prevention and Associate Health.
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) required. Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) preferred. A minimum of three-five years of acute care required. Knowledge of general nursing and practice required.
Certificates and Licenses: Current registered nurse licensure in the State of Kansas or has work permit from the State Board of Nursing; Certification in Infection Control (CIC) preferred; required to obtain within one year of employment.
Internal Number: 0002B4
HaysMed is a private, not-for-profit hospital formed by the 1991 merger of two religiously affiliated facilities, and provides the only tertiary level services in the region. The organization's Vision Statement, developed collaboratively with local and regional physicians, hospital administrators and community board representatives, was refined to a single core purpose: "To Help People Be Healthy," and an overriding goal: "To Be the Best Tertiary Care Center in Rural America."
DeBakey Heart Institute provides heart surgery for the western half of the state. Additionally the 207-bed facility provides medical, surgical and pediatric care along with cardiac, neonatal and intensive care units; cancer, joint and spine care, diagnostic imaging and eye surgery center; emergency department, rehabilitation, hospice and lifeline. A total of 5,885 admissions and 175,109 outpatient procedures documented last year, while the medical group's specialty and rural health clinics accounted for more than 139,039 office visits. In addition the DeBakey Heart Institute had 2,222 admissions while the Dreiling/Schmidt Cancer Institute provided services to 2,553. Last year 703 births were also recorded ...at the hospital while 13,439 patients were seen in the Emergency Department. The Center for Health Improvement, incorporating hospital-based fitness and rehabilitation programs with occupational medicine and independent physician clinics, opened it's doors five years ago and has a membership in the fitness area of 2,000.
HaysMed maintains a local market share of nearly 90%; with total primary/secondary/tertiary service are at 25%. Patient utilization figures demonstrate approximately one-half of all hospitalizations in the region are maintained in the small rural hospitals surrounded by Hays Medical Center. Administering perhaps the largest Critical Access hospital network in the country, HMC earned the 1997 National Rural Health Association Outstanding Program Award for its EACH/RPCH and Telemedicine programs.
We operate and partner with Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned, Kansas and St. Rose Health Center in Great Bend, Kansas. HaysMed acts as the supporting hospital for 24-Critical Access Hospitals in the Northwest Kansas Health Alliance, collaborating on outreach services in more than 30 locations. HaysMed has more than 1,400 associates and 100 physicians.
HaysMed is NIAHO accredited by DNV Healthcare and ISO Certified, Level 3 Trauma Center, an accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI and Primary Stroke Center. The hospital also features state-of-the-art robotic surgery, dedicated breast care and wound-care management centers. HaysMed is rated A2 Stable by Moody’s Investors Service, a bond credit rating business that analyzes financial performances of businesses.
The University of Kansas Hospital and HaysMed finalized their partnership agreement, which took effect January 1, 2017. Leaders of the two hospitals share a long-term vision to enhance and extend comprehensive, high-quality, cost-efficient healthcare in a not-for-profit setting to transform healthcare delivery throughout Kansas.