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Manager Infection Prevention

Company: Dignity Health
Location: Glendale
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

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.

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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Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Science (Microbiology, Biology, Nursing, Public Health).
  • 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 facility.

Licensure:

  • 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.

Keywords: Dignity Health, Glendale , Manager Infection Prevention, Other , Glendale, Arizona

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