Manager Infection Control

Job ID
2020-104192
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Infection Control
Hours / Pay Period
80
Facility
Northridge Hospital Medical Center
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
Monday - Friday Days
Work Schedule
8 Hour
Location
CA-NORTHRIDGE

Overview

Founded in 1955, Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center is a 394-bed, acute care, nonprofit community hospital located in Northridge, California.  The hospital offers a full complement of award winning services, including the Leavey Cancer Center, a cardiovascular center, stroke center, the Center for Assault Treatment Services, a pediatric medical center, and the only pediatric trauma center in the San Fernando Valley.  As a leading provider of compassionate, high-quality and affordable patient-centered care, we share a rich legacy with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems.  We are part of a 21-state network of nearly 9,000 physicians, 62,000 employees and more than 400 care centers.  Visit dignityhealth.org/northridgehospital for more information.

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Responsibilities

Position Summary:
 
Coordinates all infection prevention related activities associated with surveillance, performance improvement , and education which are intended to ensure that the facility’s patients, personnel & visitors will be protected from transmission of diseases & infection within the facility’s environment as identified in the core competency model by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
 
Principal Duties and Accountabilities:
  • Responsible for oversight of daily operations of the Infection Prevention Department and Employee Health in regard to the facility compliance with Hospital Accreditation Standards, State and CMS regulations.
  • Ongoing assessment and development of programs, policies & procedures and forms to address the Infection Prevention needs of employees, volunteers, contract workers, independent contractors, physicians, registry workers and students in accordance with the guidelines established by the regulatory agencies.
  • Works in collaboration with Hospital Administration to develop and manage an Infection Prevention Program that incorporates essential facility strategic plan elements that align with the goals, objectives, and risk assessments of the Infection Prevention Program. Provides expert consultation and education, as needed, and as related to Infection Prevention.
  • Develops and operationalizes the Infection Prevention Program’s annual risk assessment, annual plans, and annual evaluations. Identifies and implements updates to the Infection Prevention Program when new regulations and /or Professional guidelines are published.

 

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Keywords: Infection Control, Infection Preventionist, Manager, Leader, Los Angees,Northridge, Epidemiology, RN, CLS 

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Qualifications

Education and Experience: 
  • Bachelor's degree in Science (Microbiology, Biology, Nursing, Public Health) is required.
  • Certification in Infection Prevention and Control by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) to be obtained during the first two (2) years of hire
  • Minimum of three (3) years clinical experience in nursing, microbiology, biology, or Public Health.
  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years experience as an Infection Preventionist in an acute care facility.
Licensure: 
  • Current Registered Nurse or Clinical Lab Scientist license in state of practice.
  • Active member of APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology).

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