Medxcel Facilities Management Internship - Pathogenic Particle Reduction Optimization in Austin, Texas
Medxcel is the largest sole provider of healthcare facilities management in the U.S. integrating regulatory compliance, construction, safety, environment of care and emergency management. We provide essential services across 141 healthcare facilities nationwide, managing over 50 million square feet spanning over 15 states.
We seek talented Interns for Summer 2019 program who crave learning new skills and are motivated to tackle significant projects. As a paid Intern you will get to work with a variety of our staff and operate in a fast-paced environment while working on real projects that will impact company growth. We are growing as an industry leader in our field and seeking new future leaders to grow with us. By joining our team, you can contribute to our success by positively impacting our clients and their patients.
For this project the intern would be responsible with the utilization of available particle counter to assess condition of hospital Operating Rooms, Air Ducts, AHUs, etc. The focus would be on T/H, pathogenic particles, and best OR practices to minimize surgical side infections. For this project the intern will gather information on the cleanliness of OR surfaces to identify contaminated surfaces and where to focus EVS. This project will include simulation of people going in and out of the surgical field to see how pathogenic particles are generated and exposed to patients.
Assessment of existing procedure rooms
Baseline existing Operating Room conditions and areas of immediate focus
Identify optimum time to change expensive HEPA Filters
Recommendations for cleaning duct work, testing for particles and testing frequency for air exchange rates
Recommendations for movement of OR personnel, significance of obstructions to OR RA louvers, actual impact of T/H to pathogenic growth and most common bacteria associated with SSI’s
Participation in a Bachelor’s program
Must have completed Sophomore year of college
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
A genuine interest in healthcare and facilities management
Positive attitude and eagerness to learn