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Manager of Infection Prevention

Company: PeaceHealth
Location: Springfield
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Job Description:

PeaceHealth is seeking a Manager of Infection Prevention for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 166443

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JOB SUMMARY

Leads the coordination of the Infection Prevention department and responsible for assuring day to day operations of the assigned network to assure that PeaceHealth implements best practices and processes to reduce and eliminate hospital acquired infections, incorporates appropriate vaccination and prevention strategies, and accurate methods of surveillance and reporting of infection rates. Responsible for results including costs, methods, and staffing. Responsible for operational performance, quality, service environment and regulatory compliance. Receives assignment in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals. Ensure that PeaceHealth meets or exceeds all regulatory and accreditation requirements associated with infection control. Responsible, in collaboration with other health care team members, for the surveillance of healthcare acquired infections; educating caregivers about infection prevention; and developing policies and procedures to insure rigorous infection prevention and control standards to reduce the risk of infection to patients, visitors, and caregivers. Assures compliance with external agency guidelines including accreditation bodies, OSHA, State Epidemiology and Public Health Department, and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) requirements.

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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS


  • Leads all components of the infection control program within assigned network including identifying infection prevention opportunities, monitoring infection prevention outcomes and process metrics, and implementation of system initiatives.
  • Links mission into day-to-day work, focuses on meeting organization/departmental targets, and recommends or develops plans for improvement, and assuring regulatory compliance.
  • Manages assigned staff and is responsible for hiring, corrective action, and dismissal. Evaluates performance and accountability of staff. Evaluates competence and initiates performance improvement plans to develop staff, provides meaningful and constructive feedback.
  • Works with system leadership to develop policies, procedures, and enhancements to the delivery of services, and operations of the department.
  • Participates in the creation of system standards for supporting, developing and managing infection prevention initiatives. Partners to develop systems to monitor quality, integrity and implements solutions.
  • Prepares operational reports including the preparation of conclusions and recommendations, based on data summaries and other findings; consult with staff, outside agencies, and associations to obtain information; makes recommendations to director on emerging issues.
  • Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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    QUALIFICATIONS

    EDUCATION:

    • Bachelor's degree preferred in public health, epidemiology, nursing (AA degree acceptable) or medical technology program (American Society for Clinical Pathology), or other equivalent discipline, or experience in the field of infectious disease and prevention.--
    • Master's in Nursing, Public Health or Epidemiology preferred.

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      EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

      • Minimum of 5 years of infection preventionist in a hospital setting.
      • Minimum of 2 years of leadership experience required.
      • Experience and knowledge in infection prevention practices, microbiology, epidemiology and adult learning

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        LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

        • Professional certification in infection control (CIC) strong preferred, must be obtained within 1 year of date of hire.
        • Maintain membership and active participation in the Association for Practitioners in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).
        • If RN or other healthcare professional, must have current state licensure.

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          OTHER SKILLS:

          • Ability to deliver financial results for areas of accountability.
          • Proficient use of computers including MS Office applications
          • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
          • Ability to gather and organize data in a thorough and effective manner
          • Excellent interpersonal skills
          • Creative problem-solving ability.
          • Strong analytical skills.
          • Demonstrated system analysis, design and independent thinking skills.
          • Strong leadership skills.
          • Ability to motivate and encourage staff.
          • Proactive, takes initiative.
          • Ability to work well with others, make decisions, problem solve and delegate.

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            REGION/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

            • Resides within the community or system office as needed.--
            • Willing to travel as required to support community infection prevention needs.

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              SHMC - PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

              • Work requires normal physical exertion including sitting, standing and walking up to 33% of the time.
              • Ability to lift objects weighing up to 10 lbs.--
              • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.
              • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail up to 80% of work time.
              • Work may require use of PPE Including gloves, gown, mask and respirator.

                Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

                About PeaceHealth

                PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.

                We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Springfield community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

                Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

                Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

                Location: Springfield, SHMC at Riverbend (420)

                Job Category: Business, Administrative & Facilities

                Shift: Day

                Shift Length: 8 Hours

                FTE: 1.0

                Work Type: Full Time

                Required Certifications/Licensure:

                PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

                The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

                Posting Notes: Springfield -- Business, Administrative & Facilities -- Risk Management & Quality -- Full Time -- QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

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