Description About Us
Cornerstone Healthcare Group, based in Dallas, Texas, was
founded in 1990 and provides excellent healthcare services to our
patients, residents and their families.
Our employees make a difference, join us so you can too! We
pride ourselves on our quality of care, responsive service, and
commitment to excellence. We treat each employee, patient and
resident like we would a member of our own family, and measure our
success by the direct impact we have on improving the quality of
life for our employees, patients and residents.
The Infection Control Nurse will Assess, plan, develop,
organize, implement, evaluate, coordinate and direct the infection
control and employee health programs in accordance with local,
state and federal regulations specifically CIHQ standards; CDC,
OSHA and local regulations concerning infection control, blood and
body fluids and universal precautions. The Infection Control
Program is directed by a Medical Director to ensure and maintain an
effective infection control program..
The Infection Control Nurse duties include:
Overseeing the annual development, implementation, and
evaluation of Infection Prevention goals and objectives, and
conducting planning and risk assessment to reduce and control the
risk of health care associated infections Maintaining an effective
hospital-wide program for the surveillance, prevention and control
of infections, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control &
Prevention (CDC) recommendations and CIHQ standards Integrating
infection control into all hospital activities and developing
awareness about the Infection Prevention and Control Program.
Maintaining regular communication with agencies, healthcare
facilities, and federal, state, and local public health authorities
Preserving and improving the quality of care by sharing information
with all relevant departments Managing the collection and analysis
of healthcare associated infection data, as well as the development
and presentation of reports and educational programs for personnel
and patients Ensuring that requested patient information is
provided to the Department of Health Services, and recommending to
local leadership/Risk Management when Public Health/Dept. of Health
should be notified in the event of an outbreak Overseeing infection
prevention and control practices, as well as assisting departments
in survey readiness and preparation for regulatory standard
reviews, accreditation and licensure surveys in both the acute and
ambulatory care areas (e.g. CIHQ, OSHA, DPH, CMS, etc.) Perform
additional duties assigned.
Ability to project a professional image. Knowledge of regulatory
standards and compliance requirements. Working knowledge and
ability to apply professional standards of practice in job
situations. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to
make independent decisions when circumstances warrant . Working
knowledge of personal computer and software applications used in
job functions (Word processing, graphics, databases, spreadsheets,
etc.) Persons who have been found guilty by a court of law of
abusing, neglecting, or mistreating individuals in a health care
related setting are ineligible for employment in this position.
Freedom from illegal use of drugs. Freedom from use of and effects
of use of drugs and alcohol in the workplace.
Education and/or Experience:
Graduate of an accredited nursing program. Minimum nursing
degree from an accredited school or nursing.
Must have a minimum of two (2) years clinical experience in an
acute hospital or other related healthcare facility.
Must possess a working knowledge of epidemiology, microbiology,
infectious disease, and aseptic technique to include
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Current, unencumbered, active license to practice as a
Registered Nurse in the state employed.
APIC Certification in infection control preferred, but not
Must maintain current Provider CPR Certification throughout