Manager Infection Prevention - Infection Control - Full Time/Days
Location: Lancaster, CA
Under the direction of the Department Director supervises, manages and performs quality, clinical safety, and infection prevention activities. The Infection Prevention Manager functions as the facility Infection Control Officer and, in conjunction with the Medical Chairperson of the Infection Control Performance Subcommittee and Infection Preventionists, coordinates the surveillance, prevention and control of infectious disease in the hospital.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Supervisory Responsibilities
- Supervised the delegation of assignments to Infection Control staff to assure competency, accuracy, and timeliness of work.
- Provides coverage in the Director's absence including supervision of all staff.
- Performs personnel functions including interviewing, counseling, evaluations, and disciplinary actions as assigned.
- May assist Director with budgetary and FTE management issues of department.
- Program Management Responsibilities
- Provides evidence based information/literature to meet the informational and educational needs of the healthcare district staff, physicians, and community for infection control practices.
- Oversees collection of healthcare associated (nosocomial) infection data through appropriate informational systems of the hospital.
- Monitors effects of intervention strategies on the infection rates.
- Oversees focused, incident and surveillance studies when appropriate.
- Serves as a member of the Infection Control Performance Subcommittee overseeing the preparation of reports and providing agenda information to Medical Staff Services.
- Works as liaison with public health officials and community agencies and oversees compliance with regulatory standards related to Infection Control.
- Works collaboratively with the laboratory regarding microbiology and serology regarding issues related to infection control.
- Reviews hospital-wide departmental infection control policies and procedures as needed, but no less than every 3 years.
- Provides input into sterilization, sanitizing, disinfection and cleaning procedures and their agents.
- Provides input into the linen and waste management programs.
- Acts as consultant to the Environment of Care and Employee Health Programs.
- Conducts Infection Control Risk Assessments for Construction projects.
- Provides consultation to Construction design or project monitoring as needed.
- Provides input into New Product analysis and acquisition. 15. Provides timely reports on the effectiveness of the Infection Prevention and
- Control Program to the Director of Quality, Clinical Safety and Infection Control.
- Provides coverage in the absence of the Department Director.
- Has authority to implement any necessary control measures in the event of an outbreak.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Best practices in infection prevention and control and improved patient care.
Working knowledge of MS Office Suite, including Outlook.
Proficiency in the scientific method.
Skilled in transferring concepts into practical application.
Skilled in reading, analyzing and interpreting common scientific and technical journals and understanding regulatory requirements.
Skills in personnel management through coordination and cooperation.
Excellent problem-solving, time management and organizational skills.
Skills to prepare complete, clear reports and recommendations after appropriate analyses of relevant and reliable information.
Excellent oral and written communication skill.
Ability to prepare spreadsheets, graphs, charts, and PowerPoint Presentations.
Ability to define problems by collecting data, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions.
Ability to follow direction and accept and utilize constructive criticism.
Ability to organize and handle multiple activities.
Ability to learn, lead, train, educate, direct, plan, coordinate and implement new policies, procedures and programs.
AVH Values: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these values:
- Patients Come First – We listen actively and communicate with our patients and families, placing safety as a top priority.
- Accountability & Ownership – We fully complete tasks, are transparent, effectively communicate, and recognize that what we do reflects on us.
- Teamwork – We build trusting relationships, promote a sense of community, and are respectful of everyone. Success is about the whole team.
- Integrity & Honesty – We tell the truth at all times, speak up when something is wrong, and do the right thing when no one is looking.
- Excellence – We take pride in our work, are goal-oriented, and on a never-ending quest for top tier quality.
- Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.
Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fastest growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents.
An Equal Opportunity Employer.