North Kansas City Hospital - North Kansas City, MO

Infection preventionist rn

Job Summary

Infection Preventionist RN

We are looking for a registered nurse to step into the role of Infection Preventionist RN at North Kansas City Hospital in North Kansas City, Missouri. At this 451 bed acute care hospital that has an average daily census of 350, you will join a team of three other Infection Preventionists and will focus primarily on Surgical Surveillance, specifically in orthopedics. You will join the on-call rotation after 6 months of training with the Director of Infection Prevention. 

You will need to have your RN for the State of Missouri and a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. A Certification in Infection Control and three to five years of hospital-based nursing experience is ideal. The hiring manager is open to an RN with a background in Covid or IP related research, OR/Surgery, clinical nursing, med/surgery and orthopedics, or ambulatory surgery. 

About north kansas city hospital

North Kansas City Hospital is an acute care facility with 451 licensed beds and 550 physicians representing 49 medical specialties. From their award-winning cardiovascular and orthopedic programs to their cancer, emergency, neurosciences, spine, women’s and other services; they provide a lifetime of care. Their oncology partnership with The University of Kansas Cancer Center provides patients with access to clinical trials and state-of-the-art radiation therapy. Through their Meritas Health subsidiary, the hospital offers the largest network of physician practices in the Northland, with more than 280 primary and specialty care doctors and advanced practice providers in 35 convenient locations, including an express care clinic in the 64th Street Hy-Vee store.


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Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scores

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MeasureThe Hospital’s ScoreWorst Performing HospitalAvg. Performing HospitalBest Performing HospitalData SourceTime Period Covered
Dangerous object left in patient’s body What’s This?0.0980.3730.020.000CMS07/01/2018 – 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?0.3922.0140.410.000CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Infection in the blood What’s This?0.9654.9701.110.0002022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey01/01/2021 – 12/31/2021
Infection in the urinary tract What’s This?1.5933.5170.900.0002022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey01/01/2021 – 12/31/2021
Surgical site infection after colon surgery What’s This?0.4842.9410.800.0002022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey01/01/2021 – 12/31/2021
MRSA Infection What’s This?0.4064.2871.130.0002022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey01/01/2021 – 12/31/2021
C. diff. Infection What’s This?0.3611.8440.490.0002022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey01/01/2021 – 12/31/2021
Death from treatable serious complications What’s This?154.80206.37159.6895.65CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Harmful Events What’s This?1.023.341.000.60CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Dangerous bed sores What’s This? *0.288.780.580.04CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Collapsed lung What’s This? *0.230.480.230.12CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Falls causing broken hips What’s This? * – 12/31/2019
      Blood Leakage What’s This? *2.395.582.541.26CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Kidney injury after surgery What’s This? *1.273.451.420.58CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Serious breathing problem What’s This? *7.3017.095.171.66CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Dangerous blood clot What’s This? *4.598.413.611.65CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Sepsis infection after surgery What’s This? *5.219.734.962.31CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Surgical wound splits open What’s This? *0.781.540.860.57CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Accidental cuts and tears What’s This? *0.743.971.210.37CMS07/01/2018 – 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?100587.001002022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2022
Safe medication administration What’s This?75587.03100Imputation Model AppliedNot Applicable
Specially trained doctors care for ICU patients What’s This?5566.831002022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2022
Effective leadership to prevent errors What’s This?101.540.00116.32120.002022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2022
Staff work together to prevent errors What’s This?110.000.00115.24120.002022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2022
Enough qualified nurses What’s This?100.000.0097.86100.002022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2022
Handwashing What’s This?1001569.551002022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2022
Communication with nurses What’s This?926990.1597CMS10/01/2020 – 09/30/2021
Communication with doctors What’s This?917490.0297CMS10/01/2020 – 09/30/2021
Responsiveness of hospital staff What’s This?835781.9194CMS10/01/2020 – 09/30/2021
Communication about medicines What’s This?775474.9789CMS10/01/2020 – 09/30/2021
Communication about discharge What’s This?896485.5195CMS10/01/2020 – 09/30/2021

Hospital Leadership

MEET THE staff

Daran Alpough

Talent Aquisition Partner

Becky Smith

Director, Infection Prevention & Control

Steve Reintjes

Chief Executive Officer

Official job description

infection preventionist rn - north kansas city hospital

RN for the State of Missouri required. CIC preferred. BSN required. Three to five years of hospital-based nursing experience ideal. They are open to an RN with background in Covid or IP related research, OR/Surgery, clinical nursing, med/surgery and orthopedics, and ambulatory surgery. 3 IP RNs currently – this IP will be mainly focused on Surgical Surveillance – specifically orthopedic. Will be put on-call rotation (rn its every 3 weeks w the 3 IPs) after 6 months (there will be a training period with Becky), but they aren’t required to be local, just to answer the call. Once the department is fully staffed – there will be talk of potential hybrid opportunities.

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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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