The Infection Control Program Manager is the lead facilitator for the hospital departments, physicians, external agencies, nursing staff, and allied healthcare professionals that interact with all patients and the Infection Control Program.
TheProgram Coordinator ensures the care for the hospital’s patients throughout the continuum andworks with the Medical Staff Leadership to fulfill that role.
The Program Manager assumes day-to-day responsibility for process and performance improvement activities of the programs. Other items this position will beresponsiblefor, but not limited to:
- Ensure quality and regulatory compliance for all accrediting and/or certifying bodies for the facility for any Infection Control program requirements.
- Collects, trends and measures pertinent data, concurrently and retrospectively, on hospital-acquired infections. Reports to the Infection Control Committee and provides the Medical Staff Leadership and Administration with reports.
- Uses the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement in the discovery and reporting process.
- Makes rounds on hospital acute care units to interact with hospital staff caring for patients with infections as able. Helps to identify patients needing IC services and assists with assuring isolation technique is carried out correctly.
- Utilizes Infection Control knowledge as set forth by the Centers for Disease Control.
- Interfaces with the Medical Staff leaders and reports hospital acquired cases for further investigation.
- Requires a State of Idaho Licensure in Nursing (BSN). Master’s degreepreferred.
- Certification in Infection Control required. Microbiology background desirable.
- Must have at least 5 years of clinical experience in the Acute Care setting.
- Required to have previous experience in Infection Control/Prevention; minimum 3 years
- Current Idaho RN License and current BLS and ACLS for healthcare providers required.
- Proven ability to work and communicate effectively with hospital and medical staff.
- Clinically proficient in growth and development and the range of treatment needed by the specific case group.
- Must demonstrate ability to work well with patients/families, nursing, and ancillary staff, and physicians.
- Basic understanding of the principles of research and statistical analysis.
- Flexibility, creativity, initiative, and team building skills.
- Experience in data collection and statistical analysis recommended.
- Demonstrates good organizational skills; tendency to be organized, planful and structured
- Superior interpersonal skills (developing and maintaining positive relationships; communicating clearly and effectively with people at all levels with verbal and nonverbal communication; working with others to identify, define and solve problems)
- Strong leadership qualities (task completion, motivation, organization)
- Proven team building skills in dealing with intra-professional clinical and operations teams including medical staff in diverse settings
- Advanced computer skills with word processing and database competency.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to deliver educational and informational presentations on clinical and/or patient safety topics
- Ability to inspire others
- Effective change agent.
- Information management skills including flowcharting, data analysis and report preparation.
- Knowledge of rapid cycle improvement theory