University Medical Center - New Orleans, LA

Infection preventionist

Job Summary

Infection Preventionist

We’re a New Orleans-based, non-profit health system on a mission: to provide the best possible care for every person and parish in Louisiana and beyond, and to put a little more heart and soul into healthcare along the way. And that means we do things a little differently around here.Treating people like family is the LCMC Health way, and it always has been. Founded by Louisiana’s first freestanding children’s hospital, we’ve grown into a healthcare system that’s built to serve the unique needs of our communities and families.Today, we offer six hospital locations: Children’s Hospital New Orleans, East Jefferson General Hospital, New Orleans East Hospital, Touro, University Medical Center New Orleans, and West Jefferson Medical Center. We also offer a network of urgent care centers across the greater New Orleans area. With over 2,800 physicians specializing in everything from head to toe, our community can count on us to provide the right care, right where they need it.

University Medical Center New Orleans is the academic medical center of LCMC Health and the ultimate expression of a nearly 300-year legacy of serving the people of New Orleans and South Louisiana. With our academic partners, including Louisiana State University and Tulane University Schools of Medicine, we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals and leading research to find tomorrow’s cures and treatments. From expert primary care and the widest variety of specialty care to cutting edge emergency care and the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, UMC offers the area the widest breadth of healthcare services. 

University Medical Center

We’re a New Orleans-based, non-profit health system on a mission: to provide the best possible care for every person and parish in Louisiana and beyond, and to put a little more heart and soul into healthcare along the way. And that means we do things a little differently around here.Treating people like family is the LCMC Health way, and it always has been. Founded by Louisiana’s first freestanding children’s hospital, we’ve grown into a healthcare system that’s built to serve the unique needs of our communities and families. Today, we offer six hospital locations: Children’s Hospital New Orleans, East Jefferson General Hospital, New Orleans East Hospital, Touro, University Medical Center New Orleans, and West Jefferson Medical Center. We also offer a network of urgent care centers across the greater New Orleans area. With over 2,800 physicians specializing in everything from head to toe, our community can count on us to provide the right care, right where they need it.

University Medical Center New Orleans is the academic medical center of LCMC Health and the ultimate expression of a nearly 300-year legacy of serving the people of New Orleans and South Louisiana. With our academic partners, including Louisiana State University and Tulane University Schools of Medicine, we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals and leading research to find tomorrow’s cures and treatments. From expert primary care and the widest variety of specialty care to cutting edge emergency care and the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, UMC offers the area the widest breadth of healthcare services. 

About the town

New Orleans, LA

C-

Public Schools

D

Housing

c+

Good for Familes

C+

Jobs

C

Cost of Living

A-

Outdoor Activities

C-

Crime & Safety

A+

Nightlife

A

Diversity

B

Weather

B

Health & Fitness

A

Commute

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scores

University Medical Center New Orleans

MeasureThe Hospital’s ScoreWorst Performing HospitalAvg. Performing HospitalBest Performing HospitalData SourceTime Period Covered
Dangerous object left in patient’s body What’s This?0.3710.3730.020.000CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Air or gas bubble in the blood What’s This?0.0000.642.00160.000CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Patient falls and injuries What’s This?0.0002.0750.420.000CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Infection in the blood What’s This?0.9764.6201.050.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey10/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Infection in the urinary tract What’s This?1.0653.3370.850.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey10/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Surgical site infection after colon surgery What’s This?2.3302.7650.790.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey10/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
MRSA Infection What’s This?2.1324.0331.030.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey10/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
C. diff. Infection What’s This?0.4081.7830.520.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey10/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Death from treatable serious complications What’s This?173.37206.08159.6895.65CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Harmful Events What’s This?1.493.341.000.60CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Dangerous bed sores What’s This? *1.128.780.580.04CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Collapsed lung What’s This? *0.250.480.230.12CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Falls causing broken hips What’s This? *0.090.160.090.07CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Blood Leakage What’s This? *2.985.582.541.26CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Kidney injury after surgery What’s This? *1.293.451.420.58CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Serious breathing problem What’s This? *9.0817.095.181.66CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Dangerous blood clot What’s This? *5.028.413.611.65CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Sepsis infection after surgery What’s This? *6.349.734.962.31CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Surgical wound splits open What’s This? *0.821.540.860.57CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Accidental cuts and tears What’s This? *3.213.971.210.37CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
* This measure is a part of the Harmful Events Composite and is not used for scoring.

Process measures include the management structures and procedures a hospital has in place to protect patients from errors, accidents, and injuries.

MeasureThe Hospital’s ScoreWorst Performing HospitalAvg. Performing HospitalBest Performing HospitalData SourceTime Period Covered
Doctors order medications through a computer What’s This?100586.601002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Safe medication administration What’s This?100584.181002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Specially trained doctors care for ICU patients What’s This?100564.461002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Effective leadership to prevent errors What’s This?120.0046.15117.09120.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Staff work together to prevent errors What’s This?120.000.00116.88120.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Enough qualified nurses What’s This?100.000.0098.36100.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Handwashing What’s This?1001576.221002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Communication with nurses What’s This?917590.2596CMS07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Communication with doctors What’s This?937790.1897CMS07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Responsiveness of hospital staff What’s This?826382.1793CMS07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Communication about medicines What’s This?795775.2489CMS07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Communication about discharge What’s This?846585.7395CMS07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021

Hospital Leadership

MEET THE staff

Deoine Reed PHD, MHCM, CIC

Infection Surveillance

Danny Hardman

Chief Executive Officer

Official job description

infection preventionist - University Medical Center New Orleans

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Infection Control Practitioner or Preventionist is responsible for supporting the facility’s systems for preventing, identifying, reporting, investigating and controlling infections and communicable diseases for all residents, staff, volunteers, visitors, and others in the facility. This position educates/ trains staff on processes and procedural changes related to performance improvement and infection control/prevention.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
RN/LPN or MPH required. Nursing experience in an acute care hospital, preferred.

JOB DUTIES:
Coordinate the infection prevention and control program of the facility.
Review infection prevention and control policies and procedures and make recommendations to leadership for revision.
Provide training and education related to infection control and quality assurance.
Monitor compliance through observations, audits, checklists, and other means.
Review and analyze infection control data, risk factors, and as needed, perform special studies that relate to infection prevention and control.

About LCMC Health:
We’re a New Orleans-based, non-profit health system on a mission: to provide the best possible care for every person and parish in Louisiana and beyond, and to put a little more heart and soul into healthcare along the way. And that means we do things a little differently around here.Treating people like family is the LCMC Health way, and it always has been. Founded by Louisiana’s first freestanding children’s hospital, we’ve grown into a healthcare system that’s built to serve the unique needs of our communities and families.Today, we offer six hospital locations: Children’s Hospital New Orleans, East Jefferson General Hospital, New Orleans East Hospital, Touro, University Medical Center New Orleans, and West Jefferson Medical Center. We also offer a network of urgent care centers across the greater New Orleans area. With over 2,800 physicians specializing in everything from head to toe, our community can count on us to provide the right care, right where they need it.
University Medical Center New Orleans is the academic medical center of LCMC Health and the ultimate expression of a nearly 300-year legacy of serving the people of New Orleans and South Louisiana. With our academic partners, including Louisiana State University and Tulane University Schools of Medicine, we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals and leading research to find tomorrow’s cures and treatments. From expert primary care and the widest variety of specialty care to cutting edge emergency care and the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, UMC offers the area the widest breadth of healthcare services.

Our mission is to provide high-quality patient centered care while providing a world-class academic experience to future healthcare providers and leaders. The number one way to help minimize infections through a robust and progression Infection Control and Prevention program.

UMC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Yes. All of our open positions come with some sort of relocation allowance to help with the expenses of relocating. 

Yes. We will prep you for every interview you take. We know what our clients are looking for, so we will let you know what to expect and what experiences and accomplishments you should be sure to communicate to them in an interview.

Yes. If you connect us with another Infection Prevention professional that is interested in this position, and ultimately gets hired – we will send you a $500 referral bonus. 

Of course. We work to get you the highest possibly financial package – and communicate our progress throughout the process. We are financially incentivized to get you the most lucrative offer possible. 

Absolutely. We will review your resume before we submit it to the client to make sure it communicates everything it needs to.

First, everything we offer to our candidates is completely FREE. 

We operate as advisors and consultants for your Infection Prevention career. We’ve recruited in this industry for a long time and understand the profession as well as anyone.

If you decide you’d like us to represent you and apply for a position, the first thing our team will do is examine your resumé closely. We will fix up your resumé to ensure it communicates exactly what our client is looking for – demonstrating not only what you’ve been responsible for in previous Infection Prevention positions, but also how effective you’ve been in those roles. 

We have direct access to the hiring managers in the positions we search on which allows us to present your resumé directly to them, knowing exactly what they want to see in a candidate. We will keep you in the loop when this happens and what their initial feedback is. No more waiting in the dark hoping to hear back from HR.

Because of our relationships with the hiring manager, we have the ability to make a case for them to speak with you. It also allows us to get quick, honest feedback following each interview you have. And we will provide that feedback to you, good or bad.

In addition to preparing your resumé and presenting directly to the hiring manager, we also will prep you for each and every interview. Again, we know what our clients are looking for, so we will let you know what to expect and what experiences and accomplishments you should be sure to communicate to them in an interview.

In terms of the interview process, we’ll work with you and the client to get those scheduled during a time that makes sense for you.

Perhaps the most beneficial piece of being represented by Clutch Recruitment is that we’ll negotiate an offer for you – securing the highest possible offer the client can make. Don’t worry about your salary demands rubbing your future employer the wrong way;  we do all of that for you, ensuring a completely fair offer, without the awkwardness that potentially comes with it. We are financially incentivized to get you the highest possible offer, and we will ensure that happens.

Once you accept an offer, our work doesn’t stop. We’ll be there to talk you through your resignation and prepare you for how to handle a counter offer, along with all other complications that may arise. 

We have a large in house sourcing team that collects information from various databases online including LinkedIn, certification boards, and professional associations. 

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