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Clarke County Hospital Infection Control Support: Entrance Screener - TEMPORARY ROLE in Osceola, Iowa

Description of Position:

The Infection Control Support Staff works to promote health and safety to all patients and employees by assisting in facilitation of patient surveillance which includes: infection control related disease detection and prevention.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Assisting organizations, implementation, and evaluation of infection control initiatives to educate and heighten awareness of infection prevention topics.

  • Assist and support the infection control and employee health department in follow infection control related disease detection and prevention.

  • Assists employee health department on monitoring staff and visitors for disease prevention.

  • Engaging hospital staff in infection control initiatives to educate and heighten awareness of infection prevention topics.

  • Participate in the development and activities of the Emergency Preparedness Plan to include the Pandemic Plan and carry out the initiatives as needed.

  • Demonstrate Clarke County Hospital Standards of Behavior.

Shift Information: Opportunities in this role may be Part Time AND Full Time. This position could work between 20 to 36-40 hours per week. Shifts will include days, evenings, and will also include a weekend rotation, and also a holiday rotation.

Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.

Education:

High School Education or GED

Certification or education in health care or education preferred.

Experience:

Experience working with the public.

Health care or education experience preferred.

License(s)/Certification(s):

Valid driver?s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to demonstrate strong customer service skills ? being customer/patient focused.

  • Attention to detail/accuracy in work.

  • Communication skills.

  • Computer skills.

  • Social skills.

  • Critical thinking skills.

  • Maintain strict confidentiality of information related to patients.

  • Basic math skills.

  • Must be able to work effectively under stressful situations.

  • Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.

  • Ability to interact effectively with physicians, health care team members, individuals and members of their support team.

  • Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent in English.

  • Multicultural sensitivity

  • Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology.

Other:

Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

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