40 hours Monday - Friday
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The Manager of Infection Prevention, who reports to the Director of Quality Resources has the responsibility and accountability for planning, coordinating and evaluating infection control surveillance and risk reduction activities to support the quality mission of the organization. This individual also is responsible for budget and operations of the Infection Control Department. The key functions of this position are: Infection control surveillance; Implementation of TJC, CMS, DPH, OSHA, and EPA infection control regulations and standards; Interpretation and implementation of CDC standards and best practice recommendations; Development of organization wide infection control/prevention policies; ensures DPH event reporting requirements [communicable diseases/outbreaks, etc.]; coordination and administrative support for Infection Control Committee; infection control data management including analysis [metric development, trending and analysis]; ensures that thorough and complete infection event RCA’s are conducted in a timely manner; manages mandatory NHSN Database [Facility Administrator]; ensures IC orientation for all new SH employees; member of P&T Committee; key member of Antibiotic Stewardship team; provides leadership of key hospital initiatives to reduce preventable infections; annually develops Infection Control Plan and appropriate quality indicators; attends state and national conferences to gain knowledge regarding infections prevention best practices. In collaboration with Employee Health investigates employee exposures to communicable diseases. · Consults with appropriate individuals during the planning phase of organizational renovations to ensure an optimum infection prevention and controlled environment. B.S. in Nursing, Masters in Nursing, Public Health or related field. Required Certification of Infection Control (CIC). MA nursing license required. Minimum of three years infection control/prevention experience. Minimum of eight years of nursing/clinical experience preferably in acute care setting.
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