Infection Prevention Manager
Baylor Scott & White Health

Burnet, Texas


JOB SUMMARY

The Infection Prevention Manager plans, develops, implements, manages, and evaluates a comprehensive facility infection control program under the direction of the infection prevention and control medical director and the designated multidisciplinary committee on infections.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE

Supervises and manages assigned staff, which includes the responsibility for, or whose recommendations are given weight, for hiring, firing, performance evaluation, training, work assignments, and problem resolution

Establishes, implements, and administrates infection prevention program goals, objectives, policies, and procedures

Provides leadership and management of key infection and control program initiatives to prevent the transmission of infections, applying epidemiologic principles and statistical methods

Oversees the identification, implementation, and management of evidence-based strategies to address complex infection prevention and control problems, risks, and trends

Develops an annual surveillance plan based on the population(s) served, services provided, and analysis of surveillance data, and evaluates and modifies the plan as necessary

Ensures compliance with national standards and regulating bodies such as Joint Commission, CDC, OSHA, FDA, and HHS

Provides consultation to providers, staff, clinicians, and nursing regarding the management of patients with communicable diseases and coordinates the implementation of appropriate isolation procedures

Promotes and facilitates continuous quality improvement activities to achieve a multi-disciplinary patient approach to infection prevention and control

Compiles and analyzes surveillance data and other infection-related performance improvement data, and reports to appropriate committees, hospital staff, and local health departments

Oversees, plans, organizes, develops, and implements educational programs for employees to maintain compliance with the regulatory agencies, increase employee awareness of existence of nosocomial infections; techniques for avoidance and preventive measures to provide a safe environment for hospital employees and patients

Develops, recommends, and implements an annual department budget. Monitors expenditures and explains variances. Evaluates and recommends new products related to infection prevention and control

Performs other position appropriate duties as required in a competent, professional, and courteous manner

KEY SUCCESS FACTORS

Advanced knowledge of accreditation and regulatory compliance for infection prevention and control

Subject matter expertise in infection prevention and control principles and practices

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Excellent data collection, analysis, and presentation skills

Advanced skill in the use of computers and related software applications

Ability to provide leadership and management of key infection prevention and control initiatives

Ability to develop, implement and conduct infection prevention and control training program and seminars

Ability to conduct independent research and evaluate results in the field of epidemiology and infection control

Ability to interact collegially with all levels and disciplines within the organization, including physicians, department heads, administrators, and all staff

Ability to supervise, train, and motivate employees

BENEFITS

Our competitive benefits package includes the following
- Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
- 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
- Tuition Reimbursement
- PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level

QUALIFICATIONS

- EDUCATION - Bachelor's

- EXPERIENCE - 2 Years of Experience

- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION -
      &nbspCert in Infection Control (CIC-CBIC)


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