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Director, Infection Prevention & Control

Company: Nicklaus Children's Health System
Location: Miami
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Director, Infection Prevention & Control-18698DescriptionJob SummaryDevelops and implements system-wide strategies to reduce the risk of health-care associated infections and communicable diseases in patient, staff, and visitors. Coordinates and supervises activities to implement strategies. Serves as a resource to and collaborates with others to advance the hospital mission and vision. Develops, implements, and evaluates program and departmental goals that coincide with the hospital goals on a yearly basis. Responsible for departmental performance improvement process including the preparation, analysis, and submission of required statistical and outcome reports on a regularly schedule basis.Job Specific Duties* Develops, implements, and evaluates departmental goals that align with the hospital goals on a yearly basis, maintains a budget, and staffing plan that meets organizational needs.* Serves as facilitator for Infection Control Committee activities, meetings, minutes, and reports.* Manages the daily departmental operations. Oversees and directly supervises department staff, including orientation, training, and evaluation within established guidelines.* Provides supervision and coordination of all activities for surveillance and control of health-care associated infections in patients, visitors, and staff.* Compiles statistical reports and submits to Infection Prevention and Control Committee and appropriate departments.* Develops, reviews, and revises infection prevention and control policies and procedures in conjunction with departmental directors. Assures the facility's compliance with state and federal regulations related to infection prevention and control.* Participates as requested on teams, committees, and special projects both internal and external to the organization, including Environment of Care and Employee Health.* Complies with all standards for safety, risk management, infection prevention and control as required by policies and procedures and accreditation/enforcement agencies.* Leads department to establish hospital standards, provide training, and provide best practice to meet the needs of internal and external customers.* Provides consultation to Employee Health for measures to reduce infection risks for staff and assists with assessment and follow-up of communicable disease, blood, and body fluid exposures.* Participates in Environment of Care activities including coordination and participation in weekly team rounds, weekly planning meetings during construction/renovation activities, and provision of Infection Control Risk Assessments for construction/renovation projects.* Assists Pharmacy with antibiotic review activities.#CA-JB#INDHPQualificationsMinimum Job Requirements* Bachelor's Degree Clinical Field of Practice * Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC)* 5 years of clinical hospital experience* 3 years of supervisory experience* 2 years of Infection Prevention and Control experienceKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities* Master's Degree in Public Health, Nursing, or related field preferred.* Statistics skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office.* Understanding and utilization of effective adult learning principles.* Ability to develop rapport and maintain regular in-person communication with bedside staff.* Prepare and deliver relevant and current presentations for a variety of committees, councils, and other forums.* Current knowledge of regulatory requirements, recommendations and standards of OSHA, Florida State Department of Health, CDC, and DNV.* Ability to make decisions relative to the surveillance, prevention, and control of infections and blood-borne pathogens.* Excellent interpersonal skills and able to relate cooperatively and constructively with clients and co-workers.* Excellent written and verbal communication.* Ability to use logical and scientific thinking to interpret technical data and solve a broad range of problems.* Ability to use standard mathematical techniques to budget and provide productivity assessments.* Ability to interpret, adapt, and react calmly under stressful conditions.* Effectively monitor and develop the abilities of team members.* Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.Job: ManagementPrimary Location: Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital CampusDepartment: INFECTION CONTROL-2100-861000Job Status: Full Time

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