Job Summary/Purpose: The Infection Prevention & Control Director provides leadership and support to MUSCHealth in the area of infection control surveillance, detection, improvement and prevention and evidence-based practice; operates an infection prevention and control program that includes education, tracking and reporting, process consultation and improvement and building a system wide infection prevention culture; and designs, implements & directs infection control responsibilities including surveillance, analysis, reporting & recording activities, setting standards in accordance with Federal, State and local standards, regulations and guidelines to ensure that the highest degree of quality care in maintained at all times; is held accountable for complying with all regulatory and accreditation standards within the realm of infection prevention and control; responds to all regulatory and safety investigations and complaints and media inquiries, both announced and unannounced, with regard to infection prevention and control; creates and implements proactive risk reduction strategies to prevent all infection control risks for the clinical enterprise ; evaluates compliance for and is held accountable for practices associated with prevention & control of health care associated infections; The Manager of Infection Control advises and consults with senior leadership and staff on potential sources of infectious diseases and makes decisions on how to eliminate or minimize the impact.
Minimum Training and Education: Master’s degree in nursing or health care related field and a minimum of five (5) years of work experience with leadership in infection control. Leadership experience role within a hospital or health care organization required. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent customer service skills. Excellent public speaking skills. Ability to work well with individuals across a variety of levels. Demonstrated leadership skills in working with individuals and teams. Demonstrated ability to work with or understand data bases, systems opportunities, and statistical analysis. Demonstrated ability to work with or understand data bases, systems opportunities, and statistical analysis.
Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Frequent) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Infrequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform ‘pinching’ operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs. unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift/lower objects 15 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift from 36 inches to overhead 15 lbs. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous) Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations. (Frequent) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) *(Selected Position) *Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (Continuous) (Selected Positions)
Internal Number: A527060
About Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
Founded in 1824 in Charleston, MUSC is the oldest medical school in the South, as well as the state’s only integrated, academic health sciences center with a unique charge to serve the state through education, research and patient care. Each year, MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and nearly 800 residents in six colleges: Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. The state’s leader in obtaining biomedical research funds, in fiscal year 2019, MUSC set a new high, bringing in more than $284 million. Find out more about our academic programs.As the clinical health system of the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC Health is dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care available, while training generations of competent, compassionate health care providers to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond. Comprising some 1,600 beds, more than 100 outreach sites, the MUSC College of Medicine, the physicians’ practice plan, and nearly 275 telehealth locations, MUSC Health owns and operates eight hospitals situated in Charleston, Chester, Florence, Lancaster and Marion counties. In 2019, for the fifth consecutiv...e year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the No. 1 hospital in South Carolina. Learn more about clinical patient services.MUSC and its affiliates have collective annual budgets of $3.2 billion. The more than 17,000 MUSC team members include world-class faculty, physicians, specialty providers and scientists who deliver groundbreaking education, research, technology and patient care.
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