Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a nationally recognized, private, not-for-profit health care organization founded and based in Raleigh, N.C. The largest health system in Wake County, WakeMed exists to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing outstanding, compassionate, patient- and family-centered care to all. The 896-bed system comprises a network of facilities throughout the Triangle area, delivering health and wellness services that bring added value to the communities we serve. WakeMed is a leader in cardiac and vascular care, women’s and children’s services, emergency medicine and trauma care, physical rehabilitation, orthopaedics and neurosciences. Specialty facilities include the WakeMed Heart Center, Children’s Hospital, Women’s Pavilion and Birthplace, Rehabilitation Hospital, Adult and Children’s Emergency Departments and a Level 1 Trauma Center. WakeMed’s team of more than 8,200 employees, 1,500 volunteers, 1,200 affiliated physicians, and the more than 255 physicians employed by WakeMed Physician Practices use the most advanced technologies along with the best minds and the biggest hearts to ensure the finest quality in health care and community health.
Here at WakeMed the Director Infection Control is responsible for the direction of activities related to the prevention and control of infections in patients. This person oversees the infection control program at designated WakeMed locations in collaboration with the Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC). She or he oversees Infection Prevention and Control staff and serves as the primary contact person for administrative issues related to IPAC. In addition, the IPAC Director will develop and manage the departmental budget. As the director of and consultant for infection control practices for the organization, this person will be accountable for ensuring that standards of care pertaining to infection control are developed and maintained per legal and regulatory requirements. Works with IPAC Medical Director to prepare and deliver reports for the medical staff and others as appropriate on Infection Control issues. Reports to the Vice President of Patient Safety and Quality.
Three (3) years direct clinical practice in Infection Prevention required. Experience working collaboratively with physicians and other clinical care providers in group and one on one settings necessary. Management experiencepreferred.
Baccalaureate and Master's degreerequired; one degree must be in Nursing. MPH preferred.
Certified in Infection Control and RNrequired.
Job ID 26150