Catholic Health Initiatives Infection Prevention Program Manager in BURIEN, Washington
Infection Prevention Program Manager
CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.
Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!
This position is responsible for overseeing and evaluating a comprehensive Infection Prevention/Control program for the assigned CHI Franciscan Health (CHI-FH) facility/function designed to improve patient safety by minimizing the risk of transmission of healthcare-associated infections associated with medical procedures, equipment and devices. Populations served include patients, employees, volunteers, students and visitors. An incumbent applies sound epidemiologic principles, including risk stratification, to identify target populations, analyze trends and risk factors, and develop and evaluate prevention and control tactics for local application based on overarching strategies and priorities for the Pacific Northwest Division.
Oversees the assigned site- or function-based Infection Control and Prevention Program to ensure that all activities are conducted/documented in a timely manner and in accordance with approved business plan, professional standards and applicable regulatory requirements; facilitates the implementation, support and ongoing optimization of the program; promotes and champions the program to others in the organization.
Utilizes electronic tools and established protocols to conduct daily surveillance, and/or perform epidemiologic investigations, relating to hospital-acquired infections, epidemiologically-significant organisms and/or related infection control/prevention concerns; collects, compiles and reviews/analyzes surveillance data to promote safe and quality care to patients, healthcare workers and visitors through prevention and control of infections; investigates outbreaks/issues and reports findings per established procedures.
Researches, develops and evaluates comprehensive annual risk assessment(s) customized for the assigned facility/function to identify specific goals for reducing/controlling the risk of healthcare-associated infections for all patients, employees and visitors based on clinical needs and patient/employee demographics.
Plans and conducts quarterly environmental surveillance rounds of assigned work sites to ensure compliance with internal and regulatory standards relating to infection control/prevention; completes and scores quantitative assessment tool to identify/quantify risk and/or non-compliance concerns and facilitate focus of infection prevention efforts on highest risk areas.
Participates in the development/implementation of CHI-FH Infection Prevention/Control policies, standards and procedures for the Pacific Northwest Division; reviews and makes recommendations for appropriate changes to existing initiatives, programs and/or protocols.
Performs related duties as required.
- Adheres to and exhibits our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.
Education/Work Experience Requirements
1Bachelor’s degree in nursing, public health, epidemiology, medical technology program, or other healthcare related field, and five years of recent related healthcare work experience that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge/abilities.
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing, and five years of recent related work experience that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge/abilities.
Depending on qualifying degree:
In Nursing: Current licensure by the Washington State Nursing Commission, OR
Other qualifying degree: National Registration as an MLS (ASCP) or Certification with the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist.
Certification in Infection Control (CBIC) preferred
Job Nursing - RN
Primary Location WASHINGTON-BURIEN-HIGHLINE MEDICAL CENTER
Daily Schedule 8:00 to 16:30
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80
Weekends Required None
Req ID: 2017-R0120427