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Infection Prevention Manager Full Time Days

Company: Desert Regional Medical Center
Location: Indian Wells
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

10K Sign on BonusDesert Regional Medical Center is a 385 bed acute-care hospital classified as a stroke receiving center and level 2 trauma facility with an innovative , patient centered and evidence-based Rehabilitation Services Department. Our compassionate team provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including acute care rehabilitation, joint replacement & spinal surgery, neurosurgery, ICU, Telemetry, step-down care, skilled nursing, as well as outpatient therapy, hand and lymphedema clinics.Position Summary:Manages the Infection Prevention (IP) department and staff; has the ability to hire, fire and discipline; may be responsible for surveillance activities; evaluates the effectiveness of the program; provides education to staff, patients and families and implements all facets of the IP programImplements and designs programs for staff education on infection control and prevention principalsAssists Hospital Administration and Patient Safety with maintaining regulatory Infection Control Standards to protect all hospital patients and visitors (with emphasis on populations at high risk for infections)Acts as hospital liaison for corporate quality Infection Control IssuesPartners with the Hospital Leadership on Environment of Care Issues involving Infection Prevention and ControlPartners with the Employee Occupational Health Department to assure Infection Prevention and Control principals are maintainedCoordinates the activities of the Infection Control Committee with the Infection Prevention Medical Director SurveillanceDevelops and maintains an effective system for the surveillance of specific hospital associated infections as designated by the Infection Control Committee, Tenet Corporate Quality Program and the Public Health DepartmentEnsures that data is effectively evaluated and analyzed using sound epidemiological principals as recommended by APIC, CDC, SHEA. Responsible for data uploads to NHSNCoordinates and communicates surveillance data to the Infection Control Committee. Ensures that surveillance information and action items achieved in committee are submitted to Quality Council, MEC and Governing BoardMonitors and reports all Department of Public Health required communicable diseases. Serves as a hospital resource to nursing, and medical staff regarding communicationDEPARTMENT SPECIFIC DUTIES:Creates and implements in-service programs with respect to infection prevention and controlPrepares and presents Annual Infection Control Evaluation and PlanCoordinates Infection Control Committee meeting, prepares agenda and is responsible for meeting minute's content as well as meeting all regulatory standards as it pertains to Infection ControlInfection Control Champion for the Joint Commission and responsible for implementing house wide initiatives to ensure uninterrupted compliancePrepares and maintains Infection Control Manual consistent with federal regulations and Joint Commission standards. Ensures any updates are distributed to appropriate departments.Ensures Committee actions are communicated and action plans are completedResponsible for development and implementation of actions for identified infection control issues utilizing surveillance dataIdentifies areas of improvement and serves as educator for house-wide infection control program and serves as educator for all new employees, New Grads, volunteers, medical residents, and medical/nursing students. Jointly provides education to Medical Staff in collaboration with Infection Prevention Medical DirectorHas direct supervision of Infection Control Practitioners. Responsible for training and mentoringConsults with Occupational Health Services regarding Employee Health Program as it relates to infectious diseases and infection controlIdentifies documents and reports hospital acquired infections according to the Infection Control Plan.Ensures Corporate Score Card Infection Control initiatives are reported on time and with-in established benchmarks.Demonstrates team approach to projects.Takes initiative to keep Chief Quality Officer fully informed on work related issuesReports to work station on a regular basis for scheduled day and timeAnswers the phones and responds to our customer needs professionally and without complaints.Qualifications:POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:Required Education/ Training/ Experience:Baccalaureate degree required in nursing, lab, or other healthcare related fieldMinimum 5 years of experience in infection prevention or other related roles including, health care management or quality or patient safety role.4 years experience in Infection Prevention with previous experience in health careCIC required within 2 year of jobPreferred:CA RN License or Degree in Epidemiology#LI-QR1Tenet complies with federal, state, and/or local laws regarding mandatory vaccination of its workforce. If you are offered this position and must be vaccinated under any applicable law, you will be required to show proof of full vaccination or obtain an approval of a religious or medical exemption prior to your start date. If you receive an exemption from the vaccination requirement, you will be required to submit to regular testing in accordance with the law.JOB:Managers And DirectorsPRIMARY LOCATION:Palm Springs, CaliforniaFACILITY:Desert Regional Medical CenterJOB TYPE:Full-TimeSHIFT TYPE:DaysEmployment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

Keywords: Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs , Infection Prevention Manager Full Time Days, Executive , Indian Wells, California

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