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Infection Prevention and Control Manager

Infection Prevention and Control Manager

Requisition ID 
2018-5293
# of Openings 
1
Address 
640 Lincoln Street
Job Locations 
US-MA-Worcester
Posted Date 
2/7/2018
Category 
Administrative-Corporate
Department 
NURSING OFFICE
Job Code 
MS66

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Overview

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Reliant Medical Group is seeking Infection Prevention and Control Manager to join our exciting and innovative organization!

Full Time: 40 hours

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 5:00PM

 

This position is responsible for Infection Control processes throughout Reliant Medical group. Travel in Worcester County and Metro-West is required.

 

Responsible for directing and coordinating the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Program
at Reliant Medical Group (RMG). Using epidemiology principles conducts surveillance,
analysis, interpretation, and reporting of health-care-associated infections (HAI); educate
employees about infection prevention; and develops of system policies, procedures, and
guidelines to promote rigorous infection prevention and control standards that meet OSHA,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other nationally organized agencies
recommendations and requirements.

 

Responsibilities

  • Apply epidemiologic principles and statistical methods, including risk stratification, to identify target population, analyze trends and risk factors, and design and evaluate prevention and control strategies.
  • Conduct on-going surveillance using Center of Disease Control (CDC) infection criteria, documentation, and investigation of nosocomial infections through review of admission diagnoses, microbiology culture results, isolation orders, patient records, consultation requests, post-discharge surveillance, and autopsy findings.
  • Collaborate with facilities and other departments to assess environmental control through surveillance (e.g. water supply systems, air pressure relationships, etc.) for high-risk environmental monitoring.
  • Collaborate with Occupational Health to monitor bloodborne pathogen exposures and update the Exposure Control Plan.
  • Collaborate with Compliance Department to plan and execute responses to pandemic infections and bioterrorism situations.
  • Conduct environmental rounds in outpatient and procedural areas.
  • Participate in investigations of unusual HAI outbreaks in consultation with Infectious Disease, county/state public health departments, and when necessary in consultation with the CDC. Report epidemiologically significant findings to appropriate individuals.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the surveillance plan and modifies as necessary.
  • Report all RMG patients with the communicable disease to the county and/or state health department and maintain appropriate records. Compile and interpret surveillance reports to Infection Prevention and Control committee, specialty areas, and executive medical team on a regular basis.
  • Collect data in support of epidemiological studies of specific problems or problem areas to determine the source of the problem and make appropriate recommendations. 
  • Participate in quality/performance improvement activities by assessing, monitoring, and measuring nosocomial infections and evaluating outcomes on a continuous basis.
  • Select indicators based on the projected use of the data. Plan and participate in the budget process.
  • Assist in the organization of regularly scheduled Infection Prevention and Control meetings and dissemination of recommendations organization-wide.
  • Plan, organize, develop and implement educational programs for all RMG employees including administrative and ancillary services which convey specialized knowledge and skills to increase employee awareness of the existence of nosocomial infections; techniques for avoidance and preventive measures to provide a safe environment for employees and patients.
  • Develop appropriate informational materials at the appropriate level of understanding and need for patients and employees about exposure risk and response.
  • Serve as a knowledgeable and available resource on infection prevention and control practices and policies to patients, families, and employees.
  • Participate in continuing educational activities at the department, state, and national levels to promote personal growth and maintain a current knowledge base commensurate with the latest research and scholarly knowledge.
  • Develop and update transmission-based precaution techniques and procedures in accordance with current standards of practice, rules and regulations. Participate in maintaining policies and procedures which provide for a program to prevent exposure to infectious diseases and cross contamination.
  • Develop an annual infection prevention and control program plan with measurable actions and outcomes for RMG. Regularly reviews and updates the plan and reports to the Infection Prevention and Control Committee.
  • Ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations and requirements.
  • Perform similar or related duties as required or directed.
  • Regular, reliable and predicable attendance is required.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in nursing or other health sciences and three to five years’ relevant clinical
and/or program management experience required. Master’s degree preferred. One year of
experience in infection prevention and control preferred. Evidence of infection prevention and
control training through a national organization (e.g. APIC) preferred. Certified in Infection
Control (CIC) preferred. Knowledge of various software applications such Microsoft Power
int, Excel, Word, Outlook, etc. Demonstrated knowledge of program development and
implementation. Excellent presentation, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.

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