Our Philosophy is simple. With CARE, providing patients with safe, high quality medical care is at the heart of everything we do. Parkland’s many clinical innovations have changed the way providers all over the world deliver care in areas such as trauma, burn and obstetrical care. With COMPASSION, we care about you. Parkland employees are called by our mission - to care for Dallas County’s most vulnerable people. Our dedicated staff is committed to the health and well-being of each patient – body, mind and spirit. We serve our Community as Parkland reaches beyond the walls of our hospital to serve people in their neighborhoods, schools and community centers. Outreach programs are focused on preventing illness and injury by providing education and preventive screenings throughout Dallas County.
At Parkland, we employ the most skilled health professionals and state-of-the-art technology and equipment to provide a variety of medical services to our patients. Our focus is not just to care for the acute illness but to also support the journey of recovery, including therapy, support and education.
Parkland has been caring for Dallas County’s most vulnerable residents since 1894. Today, Parkland is an integrated health system comprised of a new, state-of the- art acute care hospital and outpatient clinics located throughout the county, a health plan for those who qualify, and many outreach programs. As a preeminent public academic medical center, Parkland has developed countless innovations that save lives, improve access to services and reduce healthcare costs.
We hold a Level I status for our Trauma Center with over 213K annual visits; Level III for our Neonatal ICU; and operate the 2nd largest civilian burn center in the country. We also have 12 community-based outpatient clinics and 12 school based clinics along with numerous outreach and education programs.
Parkland Health & Hospital System is looking for a
Responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and standards of regulatory agencies, as applied to the surveillance, prevention, and control of infections throughout the Parkland Health & Hospital System on a 24/7 basis.
Must have a Bachelor's degree in Nursing. Prefer four years of critical care, operating room emergency room experience –OR–
Must have a Bachelor’s in Medical Technology and four years of experience in a microbiology lab –OR–
Must have a Master’s of Public Health and prefer two years of experience in applied epidemiology or infectious disease epidemiology.
May substitute two years of Infection Prevention experience in lieu of experience stated above.
Registered Nurse Applicants:
Must have current, valid RN license or temporary RN license from the Texas Board of Nursing; or, valid Compact RN license.
Must have current healthcare provider CPR course completion card from one of the following:
American Heart Association
American Red Cross
Military Training Network
Medical Technologist Applicants:
Must be certified by one of the following: o Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or Medical Technologist (MT) - American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) o Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or Medical Technologist (MT) - Department of Health Services (HHS) formerly (HEW) o Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or Medical Technologist (MT) - American Medical Technologist (AMT) All Applicants:
Prefer Certification in Infection Control (CIC) or test to obtain certification within three years of placement in position.
Must have current CPR-Heartsaver course completion card if profession other than Registered Nurse from one of the following: o American Heart Association o American Red Cross o Military Training Network
Required Tests for Placement:
Registered Nurse Only: Applicants must pass (85% or above) Dosage Calculation Exam prior to hospital orientation. Current Parkland employees requesting reassignment to role must have current Dosage Calculation Exam on file.
Skills or Special Abilities:
Must be knowledgeable about epidemiology of infectious diseases, disinfection and sterilization, and data analysis.
Must be knowledgeable about applicable Joint Commission standards, Texas Department of Health licensure requirements, and other requirements, and other regulations and standards regarding infection control.
Must have computer skills including database management.
Must be able to demonstrate effective facilitator, presenter, and speaker skills.
Must be able to demonstrate patient centered/patient valued behavior.
Must be able to work independently; self-motivated and self-learning.
Registered Nurse Only: Provides care to assigned patient population in accordance with the current State of Texas Nurse Practice Act, established protocols, multidisciplinary plan of care, and clinical area specific standards.
As one of the largest public hospital systems in the country, Parkland Health & Hospital System is dedicated to providing valuable health and well-being services to those entrusted to our care. When you embark on a career at Parkland, you join a team of engaged employees driving great service and excellence in patient care. You have the opportunity to apply your skills and advance your career goal...s. We blend cultures, talents and experiences into an exemplary health and hospital system. Your meaningful career starts at Parkland. What’s special about Parkland goes far beyond the impressive numbers—or even the state-of-the-art facilities. As the community hospital for Dallas, Parkland’s tradition of providing exceptional care stretches back for over a century.
Today, many of Parkland's specialty areas have garnered national praise for excellence in care, research, and technological innovation. Every step of the way, our talented professionals have maintained the highest standards of service and performance, recognizing the intrinsic worth of each patient and the importance of every interaction.
We understand that the people of Parkland are the key to our success, and we support our employees with the tools and resources they need to excel. We’ve created a collaborative work environment where respect, authenticity, and transparency are valued.