Infection Prevention Program Manager

Location: Oakland, CA
Date Posted: 05-14-2018
Job description
Manages the medical center Infection Prevention Program to ensure activities are directed toward preventing and decreasing healthcare associated infections and improving patient safety across the continuum of care (including hospitals and associated medical office buildings). Participates in the medical center's continuous survey readiness program to maintain compliance with regulatory standards.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Accountable for the annual development, implementation, and evaluation of the Infection Prevention goals and objectives, plan, and risk assessment to reduce and control the risk of health care associated infections.
  • Collaborates with leadership team to ensure compliance with regulatory and accrediting agency requirements, timely and accurate reporting to Department of Public Health and other external agencies as appropriate.
  • Acts as content expert to physician leaders, patient care service leaders and quality leaders to improve patient safety.
  • Provides consultation to medical center leaders and staff.
  • Actively participates in leadership meetings to ensure alignment of priorities and strategies.
  • May provides direct supervision for other Quality department staff.  
  • Provides direct supervision to Infection Prevention Coordinator(s) and Associate.
  • Accountable for departmental budget.
  • Co-chairs the Infection Control Committee with the Infectious Disease Chief to provide leadership which will ensure surveillance activities and improvement plans are analyzed, implemented and reported to leadership.
  • Collaborates with Occupational/Employee Health to institute measures to protect and prevent healthcare workers from injuries due to communicable diseases.
  • Collaborates with Facility Services to ensure an integrated Environment of Care program.
  • Keeps abreast of current scientific literature, recommendations, guidelines, and regulatory requirements which may impact the Infection Prevention Program.

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
  • Minimum three (3) years of infection prevention experience in acute health care facility. 
Education
  • Bachelor's degree in health related field such as nursing, epidemiology, microbiology or public health.
License, Certification, Registration
  • Current Certification in Infection Control (CIC) required within a year.

Additional Requirements:
  • Demonstrated skills in program management, project management, time management, and/or resource management.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence change.
  • Demonstrated skills in collaborative team work.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, analytic, and decision making skills.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and present educational programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply adult learning principles.
  • Demonstrated computer software application skills such as Lotus Notes, Words, Excel, and Powerpoint.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in Quality/Risk/Patient Safety/Just Culture/Project Management/Lean preferred.
  • Master's degree preferred in nursing, epidemiology, microbiology, public health or other discipline.
  • Valid California license or certification in clinical healthcare discipline such as nursing, clinical laboratory science, or public health preferred.
Very competitive salary and benefits!
Great company to work for!
Full relocation package is available!
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