Manager, Infection Prevention & Control

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  • Oakland, CA
  • Quality
  • Infection Control
  • Full Time - Day
  • Management
  • Req #: 27901-18634
  • FTE: 1
  • Posted: November 24, 2020
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Summary

SUMMARY: Alameda Health System is hiring! We're looking for an Infection Prevention Manager that has at least five years’ of experience in Infection Control in an acute-care setting. Our team has an ideal skill mix and an engaged management team. This position offers autonomy and the opportunity to manage a team and infection control program.  The Infection Prevention Manager plans, implements, manages, and evaluates a comprehensive infection control program under the direction of the System Director of Infection Prevention and Control. This Manager is responsible for the infection prevention and control program at their respective facilities.  Develops and implements facility-wide infection prevention and control measures to protect patients, staff and visitors, and to help prevent the development and transmission of communicable diseases and infections. Monitors Patient care for compliance with established standards and investigates known or suspected sources of infections in order to determine the source and ensure control.  Develops and provides related education to staff.  Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments.

DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification.  However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level.  Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the classification.

  • Under the direction of the system Director of Infection Prevention and Control
  • Assists in implementing the policies and procedures of the Infection Control program; Employee Health in counseling/consultant requirements for employees regarding TB, Blood-Body Fluid and other IC exposure incidents, protocols and/or issues.
  • Coordinates the Infection Prevention and Control Committee and other hospital committees in developing and implementing appropriate management of problems which may contribute to the transmission of infections and the control of communicable diseases
  • Actively participates in Quality Assurance, Quality Improvement, and Regulatory assessments under the direction of the System Director of Infection Prevention and Control
  • Evaluates potential for patient care improvements and initiates improvements for supplemental IC practices, procedures and products
  • Manages all aspects and maintains awareness of sentinel microbiology lab reports from the hospital, county and/or other outside labs and follows up as needed
  • Manages all aspects of the Infection Prevention and Control surveillance, including reviewing, classifying, and investigating pertinent information of patients regarding IC surveillance outcomes and communicates assessment results; makes determinations between healthcare associated and community acquired infection status of patients
  • Manages and coordinates reporting and/or follow-up regarding communicable diseases to the Alameda County California Emerging Infection Program, State Health Department, CDC, and the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)
  • Manages and facilitates efficient access and movement of patients across levels of care, and acts as a consultant for inter-facility transfers of patients to appropriate levels of care; as needed, consults and/or provides education regarding the Infection Control section of Mandatory Annual Training and the orientation program, as well as coaching of employees who are out of compliance with health care policy and notification deadlines; participates in patient teaching as needed.
  • Manages and maintains data and records for the purposes of determining negative trends, problem identification/resolution and reporting responsibilities; reports on a quarterly basis to the Hospital Performance Improvement Committee (PIC) with hospital-wide data regarding various outcomes within the Infection Control Program. Manages, collaboratively consults, reviews and revises, as necessary the IC program’s policies and procedures, including department-specific
  • Manages, directs, coordinates, instructs and acts as a consultant to all hospital departments within the multiple facets of the Infection Control program; participates with all departments in the surveillance, prevention and control activities
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Performs standard supervisory functions, including, recruitment, hiring, on-boarding, training, coaching, mentoring, task assignment, performance evaluation, progressive discipline, conflict resolution and allocating staff resources
  • Researches and communicates current standards, trends and information with the IC milieu to Administration, Department Leaders, Medical Staff and general staff as needed

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Preferred Experience: Three years managerial/supervisory experience.

Required Education: Master’sdegree in Nursing, Public Health or Laboratory Science with a concentration in Microbiology, or related healthcare field

Required Experience: Five years’ experience in Infection Control in an acute-care setting.

Required Licenses/Certifications: Registered Nurse, Clinical Laboratory Scientist; Certification in Infection Control by the Certification Board of Infection Control (CIC).

 

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