Manager, Infection Prevention & Control
Company: Alameda Health System
Posted on: March 20, 2023
Alameda Health System offers outstanding benefits that include:
- 100% employer health plan for employees and their eligible
- Unique benefit offerings that are partially or 100% employer
- Rich and varied retirement plans and the ability to participate
in multiple plans.
- Generous paid time off plans
Alameda Health System is hiring!The Infection Prevention and
Control Manager plans, implements, manages, and evaluates a
comprehensive infection control program under the direction of the
System Director of Infection Prevention and Control. Is responsible
for the infection prevention and control program at their
respective facilities. Develops and implements facility-wide
infection prevention and control measures to protect patients,
staff, and visitors, and to help prevent the development and
transmission of communicable diseases and infections. Monitors
Patient care for compliance with established standards and
investigates known or suspected sources of infections to determine
the source and ensure control. Develops and provides related
education to staff. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising
from operations and requiring coordination with other
DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: NOTE: The following are the
duties performed by employees in this classification. However,
employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level.
Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual
in the classification.
- Under the direction of the system Director of Infection
Prevention and Control.
- Assists in implementing the policies and procedures of the
Infection Control program; Employee Health in counseling/consultant
requirements for employees regarding TB, Blood-Body Fluid and other
IC exposure incidents, protocols and/or issues.
- Coordinates the Infection Prevention and Control Committee and
other hospital committees in developing and implementing
appropriate management of problems which may contribute to the
transmission of infections and the control of communicable
- Actively participates in Quality Assurance, Quality
Improvement, and Regulatory assessments under the direction of the
System Director of Infection Prevention and Control
- Evaluates potential for patient care improvements and initiates
improvements for supplemental IC practices, procedures, and
- Manages all aspects and maintains awareness of sentinel
microbiology lab reports from the hospital, county and/or other
outside labs and follows up as needed.
- Manages all aspects of the Infection Prevention and Control
surveillance, including reviewing, classifying, and investigating
pertinent information of patients regarding IC surveillance
outcomes and communicates assessment results; makes determinations
between healthcare associated and community acquired infection
status of patients.
- Manages and coordinates reporting and/or follow-up regarding
communicable diseases to the Alameda County California Emerging
Infection Program, State Health Department, CDC, and the National
Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
- Manages and facilitates efficient access and movement of
patients across levels of care, and acts as a consultant for
inter-facility transfers of patients to appropriate levels of care;
as needed, consults and/or provides education regarding the
Infection Control section of Mandatory Annual Training and the
orientation program, as well as coaching of employees who are out
of compliance with health care policy and notification deadlines;
participates in patient teaching as needed.
- Manages and maintains data and records for the purposes of
determining negative trends, problem identification/resolution and
reporting responsibilities; reports on a quarterly basis to the
Hospital Performance Improvement Committee (PIC) with hospital-wide
data regarding various outcomes within the Infection Control
Program. Manages, collaboratively consults, reviews and revises, as
necessary the IC program's policies, and procedures, including
- Manages, directs, coordinates, instructs and acts as a
consultant to all hospital departments within the multiple facets
of the Infection Control program; participates with all departments
in the surveillance, prevention and control activities.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Performs standard supervisory functions, including,
recruitment, hiring, on-boarding, training, coaching, mentoring,
task assignment, performance evaluation, progressive discipline,
conflict resolution and allocating staff resources.
- Researches and communicates current standards, trends and
information with the IC milieu to Administration, Department
Leaders, Medical Staff and general staff as needed.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely
provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as
possession of any required licenses or certifications is
Preferred Experience : Three years managerial/supervisory
Required Education: Master's degree in Nursing, Public Health, or
Laboratory Science with a concentration in Microbiology, or related
Required Experience: Five years' experience in Infection Control in
an acute-care setting.
Required Licenses/Certifications: Registered Nurse, Clinical
Laboratory Scientist; Certification in Infection Control by the
Certification Board of Infection Control (CIC)
Keywords: Alameda Health System, Oakland , Manager, Infection Prevention & Control, Executive , Oakland, California
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