RN Infection Prevention Manager - Patient Safety & Quality

Johns Hopkins Healthcare   •  

Saint Petersburg, FL

Industry: Healthcare

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5 - 7 years

Posted 35 days ago

Johns Hopkins Health System employs more than 20,000 people annually. When joining the Johns Hopkins Health System, you became part of a diverse organization dedicated to its patients, their families, and the community we serve, as well as to our employees. Career opportunities are available in academic and community hospital settings, home care services, physician practices, international affiliate locations and in the health insurance industry. Great careers continually advance here.

• At Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, we offer first-class pediatric care, along with the best lifestyle anyone could imagine. In the heart of Tampa Bay, our main campus and state-of-the-art facility is located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida and just minutes from restaurants, beautiful beaches, sports arenas and a multitude of family activities.

• We are committed to cultivating, nurturing and hiring the best talent for our organization and believe every person makes a difference in the lives of our patients and their families. As you’ll see, we take our work and our fun very seriously. We think you're going to love it here.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Infection Prevention Manager is accountable for day-to-day operations of the Infection Prevention department through implementation of strategy, policy, direction and action plans, providing leadership and oversight for the infection prevent program and staff who are working with this program. Manages the ongoing analysis, development, and implementation of methods and systems to improve overall efficiency and effectiveness of services and functions. This position will participate in new program development as well as implementation and management of improvement projects within the scope and mission of Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. A major responsibility for this position will be coordination of the many infection prevention initiatives undertaken by various interdisciplinary teams within the Hospital and Health System.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  1. Maintains expert level knowledge in infection prevention and control standards for hospitals, affiliates and ambulatory environments and ensures that effective, evidence-based policies and practices are implemented for the safety of patients, families, and staff.
  2. Supports the hospital mission through leadership of infection prevention initiatives advocating for excellence, promoting integration across departments and ensuring that employees understand the connection between their job and the hospital’s overall strategic goals and objectives.
  3. Manages a systematic approach to monitor the effectiveness of infection prevention and control strategies, develop and monitor a robust Infection Control Plan, devise an Infection Control Risk Assessment, analyze results of surveillance, special studies, or other data collected for determination of infections, and provide reports of data to appropriate departments and leaders so that risks are known and mitigated and safety is promoted
  4. Provides leadership and management of the activities of the Infection Control Committee, providing expert knowledge, leading performance improvement initiatives, and demonstrating advocacy so that infection control practices for the health care system are maintained for patient and staff safety.
  5. Collaborates with hospital and medical staff to drive accountability and actions so that compliance on all mandatory, regulatory, reporting and accrediting requirements is met.
  6. Provides oversight for current and future processes as they relate to infection prevention standards to assure patient, family and staff safety in regards to infection risks.
  7. Provides comprehensive managerial oversight, support and stewardship including hiring, coaching, counseling, work assignments, budgeting, and evaluations to ensure optimal operations within the Infection Control Department.
  8. Provides consultation to senior leadership, allocates resources, provides input into strategies, and assists in the effective use of data to drive and measure system improvements so that infection prevention and control outcomes are optimized.
  9. Communicates effectively, facilitate and manage change, and solve interpersonal and structural conflicts so that those they are leading are able to manage difficult transitions and accomplish needed goals.
  10. Ensures all employees are properly trained and informed of procedures, policies, and processes which result in high reliability, safety and quality outcomes.
  11. Effectively manages assigned staff in a manner consistent with organizational policies and values, providing recognition for excellence in customer service, and constructive feedback in cases where service gaps exist.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's Degree in the fields of Nursing, Public Health, Health Policy, Business Administration, Health Administration or a field related to quality engineering or business process improvement, required.
  • Current licensure in the State of Florida as a Registered Nurse (RN).
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing, required.
  • 5 years of clinical and infection prevention and control experience.
  • Minimum of five years clinical experience, pediatric preferred.
  • Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC).
  • Strong computer and analytic skills. Ability to resolve conflict in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and perform in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrates adility in leadership, facilitation, teaching, presentation, written and verbal communication skills necessary to collaborate with senior clinical and administrative leaders to define, lead and execute infection prevention and control initiatives.

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