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Director Infection Prevention

Company: Texas Nursing Services
Location: Tallahassee
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

SHIFT: No Weekends
SCHEDULE: Full-time
Position Summary:
The Director of Infection Prevention is responsible for the facility-wide activities of evaluating and managing infection risks to patients and personnel through extensive surveillance and an effective reporting system. The Director functions as the hospital-wide clinical expert in the prevention and control of infection and is responsible for the facility-wide planning and implementation of the Infection Prevention Program, to minimize the probability of transmission of infection, thus providing a safer hospital for our patients and personnel.
Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the Infection Prevention Program for the organization.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills
  • Develops, conducts annual reviews, and revisions to, policies and procedures governing control of infection and communicable diseases, as indicated.
  • Conducts annual risk analysis based on geographic location, community, populations served, care, treatment and services provided, analysis of surveillance activities and other infection control data.
  • Prioritizes goals and documents risks per the Infection Prevention Plan based on the annual risk analysis.
  • Works collaboratively with IP Team and Department Leaders to develop, maintain, revise, and enforce infection prevention and control policies and procedures.
  • Serves as liaison with regulatory, state, and county agencies as relates to communicable disease reporting.
  • Responsible for organization-wide compliance with regulatory standards (CDC, TJC, OSHA, CMS, etc.).
  • Acts as a subject matter expert for infection prevention and control for ICP Staff, nursing staff, students or other clinical or non-clinical colleagues.
  • Oversees the submission of data to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) per State and CMS requirements to assure accuracy.
  • Examines microbiology reports of positive isolates to recognize trends, identify hospital acquired infections, and performs / compiles appropriate statistical analysis.
  • Oversees concurrent and retrospective chart audits as indicated to determine community onset versus hospital acquired conditions. Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree in nursing, medical technology, clinical laboratory science, Public Health, Microbiology, or Epidemiology required; Master's degree in Nursing (MSN) or Master's in Public Health (MPH) preferred
    • Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) required
    • 3+ years Infection Control & Prevention experience in acute care; Experience in Critical Care and/or the OR preferred
    • 3+ years of leadership experience required
    • Knowledge of epidemiology, infectious disease management, microbiology, public health principles, and statistical analysis of clinical data General Comments
      Additional Information:
        • FTEs: 1
        • Must have at least 5+ years of --- manager or Dir level experience
        • Must have Bachelors - can be RN or master's Public Health
        • Reports to Dr. Trey Blake, CMO
        • How long has this role been open? 4 mos - position was on hold for about a month.
        • Are there any internals being considered at this time? No
          Salary Range $95K min K - $118K max K Based on years of experience
          **Up To 15% bonus annual bonus, based on performance KPI's
          Sign On Bonus: Case by Case Basis
          Relocation Assistance: Yes, Relo is offered, based on distance.

Keywords: Texas Nursing Services, Tallahassee , Director Infection Prevention, Executive , Tallahassee, Florida

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