Director - Infection Prevention & Epidemiology

HCA Holdings, Inc   •  

Las Vegas, NV

Industry: Hospitals & Medical Centers

  •  

Less than 5 years

Posted 31 days ago

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Southern Hill Hospital and Medical Center

Utilizing advanced digital technology and an accomplished medical staff, Southern Hills Hospital provides the communities of southwest Las Vegas with emergency and pediatric emergency services, behavioral health inpatient and outpatient programs for ages 55 and older, an accredited Chest Pain Center, a Certified Primary Stroke Center, OB-GYN and diagnostic imaging and surgical services. Southern Hills Hospital's advanced care and superior service make for better outcomes and an exceptional patient experience.

This is a Full Time, Exempt, Director of Infection and Epidemiology position.
Position Summary:
The Director of Infection Prevention & Epidemiology is responsible for facility-wide activities of evaluating and managing infection control risks to patients and personnel through extensive surveillance and an effective reporting system. The Director functions as the hospital-wide clinical expert in the prevention and control of infection and is responsible for the facility-wide planning and implementation of the facility-wide infection control program. The objective of the Infection Control Program is to minimize the probability of transmission of infection, thus providing a better and safer hospital for its patients and personnel. This position is responsible for the coordination of the Hospital's Infection Control Program.

DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Develops, coordinates and manages the review and assessment functions of the infection control program;
  • Initiates, develops and delivers education programs on infection control and prevention for staff development and regulatory agency compliance;
  • Represents the infection control program through membership on hospital and medical staff committees;
  • Serves as liaison and interfaces with all regulatory agencies, and the health care community concerning infection prevention issues to assure hospital compliance with infection prevention regulations
  • Performs targeted surveillance and prepares reports and statistics on healthcare-associated infection rates
  • Develops and promotes consistent application of infection prevention policies and procedures
  • Supports emergency management activities and EOC through participation on environmental rounds, bioterrorism and patient influx planning, emergency response drills
  • Identifies community and hospital acquired infections as defined by the the National Healthcare Safety Network of the CDC.
  • Identifies situations that may present an infectious hazard to patients, staff, or visitors. Take appropriate actions to eliminate hazards.
  • Identifies communicable disease cases to be reported to the Nevada Division of Public Health per established policies.


HCA Far West
As part of a strong network of hospitals throughout California and Nevada, HCA Far West is committed to supporting its healthcare professionals and ensuring their growth.
Our exclusive and specialty medical services in nine hospitals and six surgical centers throughout two states, provides a full spectrum of primary, acute, tertiary and chronic care for our patients. Our specialized care areas focus on advancing the science of medicine while providing high quality, life-saving technology and patient-focused care.

About HCA
HCA is the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes 166 hospitals and 114 outpatient centers in 20 states and England. At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies.

Qualifications:
Minimum Requirements:

EDUCATION:
Bachelors Degree from an accredited RN School of Nursing required
Master's Degree related to Healthcare preferred. EXPERIENCE
Minimum of two-year's experience in Infection Prevention;
Minimum of two-year's acute care experience;
Experience in education and statistical analysis desirable;
Minimum of one-year experience in epidemiology, microbiology, and principles of asepsis.

CERTIFICATE/LICENSE:
Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Nevada.
Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) from the American Heart Association is required.
Current CIC Infection Control Practitioner certificate preferred.


See special requirements below.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of nationally recognized course in Fundamentals of Infection Control or having completed the CIC certification.
If not CIC certified, must begin process for certification by attending initial APIC certification class within 90 days of hire and achieve CIC certification with 6 months after 2 years of hire (maximum of 2 attempts at passing CIC exam).