Manager Infection Prevention
Company: Dignity Health
Posted on: June 8, 2021
Founded in 1926, Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center is
a 334-bed, acute care, nonprofit, community hospital located in
Glendale, California. The hospital offers a full complement of
services, including its award winning heart center, the colorectal
surgery institute, a gastrointestinal program, and is a Los Angeles
County approved primary stroke center. The hospital shares a legacy
of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation's five
largest health care systems. Visit https://www.dignityhealth.org/socal/locations/glendalememorial
for more information.
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
- 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
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree in Science (Microbiology, Biology, Nursing,
- Minimum of three (3) years clinical experience in Nursing,
Microbiology, Biology, or Public Health, and two (2) years of
experience as an Infection Preventionist in an acute care
- An active license in state of practice is required for a
Registered Nurse or Clinical Lab Scientist.
- 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.
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