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Additional Information Department: Epidemiology Hours per week: 40, eligible for benefits Shift: M-F with shared on call responsibilities
Job Overview The Supervisor, Infection Prevention is responsible for directing and managing the daily operations of the Infection Preventionist to ensure policies, procedures, and guidelines are being followed. This position will provide clinical expertise, leading department team members in providing developmentally appropriate care and evaluating outcomes. In addition, this role will provide leadership in managing department team members and patient/family experiences.
Responsibilities POPULATION SPECIFIC CARE Neonate - <30 days Infancy - >30 days to 1yr Toddlers - >1yr to 3yrs Pre-Schoolers - >3yrs to 5yrs School age - >5yrs to 13yrs Adolescent - >13yrs to 18yrs Adult - >18yrs to 65yrs ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. (These examples do not include all of the functions which the employee may be expected to perform.) Directs and manages the daily operations of the Infection Preventionist to ensure policies, procedures, and guidelines are being followed. Utilizes evidence-based practice to develop and maintain policies, procedures and guidelines for practice. Develops and communicates infection prevention departmental strategic plan and annual goals, ensuring employees are focused on priorities. Ensures the accomplishment of organizational goals and objectives to enhance clinical practice and professional growth in a cost-effective manner. Represents the infection prevention department in meetings with senior leadership or with leaders from other areas of the hospital. Serves as a representative on various committees. Fosters collaborative relationships that benefit the organization. Interprets and explains regulatory standards and hospital policies, procedures, and rules to employees and ensures compliance with applicable quality and safety initiatives and practices. Ensures staff and financial resources are utilized appropriately and shifts resources to meet department needs within budget restraints. Resolves escalated, complex, or controversial operational and patient/family issues, making decisions that are inclusive of multiple perspectives and solves underlying problems. Establishes performance metrics for department. Works with director and other team members to achieve department outcomes, performance and professional development standards; identifies opportunities for continual improvement to performance standards. Continuously strives to improve clinical, educational, research, and advocacy programs in department; sets and models high performance standards that empower staff to achieve agreed upon outcomes. Encourages research projects to evaluate practice outcomes and mentors department team members in creating/evaluating projects. Selects, trains, develops, and evaluates infection Preventionist. Creates a worker-friendly environment that develops and realizes the full potential of department team members. Partner with others in the healthcare leadership team to enhance clinical practice by coaching for performance and promotion of professional growth. Makes decisions on hiring, terminations, promotions, and disciplinary actions as required. Develops departmental budget recommendations, and monitors expenditures to ensure compliance organizational financial goals.
Other Information SCOPE AND LEVEL Guidelines: Guidelines are in the form of stated goals and objectives for function. Complexity: Work assignment is unstructured and leader is responsible for implementing and managing a variety of objectives, resources, and initiatives to achieve the goals of the function. Duties performed include operational planning; developing standards, priorities, guidelines, processes, measurement (evaluation) systems; implementation of production and performance management standards; and allocating resources. Work is tactical and operational in nature. Decision Making: Employee is responsible for planning, organizing, allocating resources, ensuring compliance with procedures, and achieving the objectives of the function. Communications: Communication at this level is primarily internally focused and involves establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with team members, peers, directors, and executives. Provides guidance and interpretation of the enterprise’s policies, procedures, and standards. Provides information to higher-level directors and executives. Supervision Received: Responsible for achieving the objectives of function within the scope of established guidelines. Employee is expected to resolve problems that arise in the normal course of the work. Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and feasibility of decisions.
Physical Requirements Ability to Perform Essential Functions of the Job PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Body Movement Will frequently stand/walk for 6-8 hours per day. Will frequently use hands while keyboarding and writing. Will frequently sit for 4-6 hours per day while accessing computer, talking on the telephone, and while attending meetings. Vision Constantly uses sight in performance for daily job duties. Hearing Constantly uses hearing in performance for daily job duties.
WORK ENVIRONMENT Exposure: Exposure to blood/body fluid: Occasional. Exposure: Exposure to heights: Occasional. Exposure: Exposure to infectious diseases: Occasional. Exposure: Exposure to lung irritations: Occasional. Mental and Emotional Requirements: Independent discretion/decision making. Mental and Emotional Requirements: Makes decisions under pressure. Mental and Emotional Requirements: Manages stress appropriately. Mental and Emotional Requirements: Works with others effectively.
Equal Employment Opportunity It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. Be aware that none of the questions are intended to imply illegal preferences or discrimination based on non-job-related information.
EDUCATION – Bachelors of Science required. Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Master’s in health related field preferred.
EXPERIENCE - Five years of Infection Preventionist experience. 5 years of Clinical Management experience preferred.
LISENCURES/CERTIFICATION(S) – Certification in Infection Control (CIC)
Internal Number: 65349
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