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Manager Infection Prevention - Infection Control - Full Time/Days

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Location: Lancaster, CA

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Job Description

Job Objective:

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:

  1. Supervisory Responsibilities
    1.  Supervised the delegation of assignments to Infection Control staff to assure competency, accuracy, and timeliness of work.
    2. Provides coverage in the Director's absence including supervision of all staff.
    3. Performs personnel functions including interviewing, counseling, evaluations, and disciplinary actions as assigned.
    4. May assist Director with budgetary and FTE management issues of department.
  2. Program Management Responsibilities
    1. Provides evidence based information/literature to meet the informational and educational needs of the healthcare district staff, physicians, and community for infection control practices.
    2. Oversees collection of healthcare associated (nosocomial) infection data through appropriate informational systems of the hospital.
    3. Monitors effects of intervention strategies on the infection rates.
    4. Oversees focused, incident and surveillance studies when appropriate.
    5. Serves as a member of the Infection Control Performance Subcommittee overseeing the preparation of reports and providing agenda information to Medical Staff Services.
    6. Works as liaison with public health officials and community agencies and oversees compliance with regulatory standards related to Infection Control.
    7. Works collaboratively with the laboratory regarding microbiology and serology regarding issues related to infection control.
    8. Reviews hospital-wide departmental infection control policies and procedures as needed, but no less than every 3 years.
    9. Provides input into sterilization, sanitizing, disinfection and cleaning procedures and their agents.
    10. Provides input into the linen and waste management programs.
    11. Acts as consultant to the Environment of Care and Employee Health Programs.
    12. Conducts Infection Control Risk Assessments for Construction projects.
    13. Provides consultation to Construction design or project monitoring as needed.
    14. Provides input into New Product analysis and acquisition. 15. Provides timely reports on the effectiveness of the Infection Prevention and
    15. Control Program to the Director of Quality, Clinical Safety and Infection Control.
    16. Provides coverage in the absence of the Department Director.
    17. Has authority to implement any necessary control measures in the event of an outbreak.

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AVH Values: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these values: