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Infection Prevention Manager

Baylor Scott & White Health

This is a Full-time position in Dallas County, TX posted September 28, 2021.

*JOB SUMMARY* The Infection Prevention Manager plans, develops, implements, manages, and evaluates a comprehensive facility infection control program under the direction of the infection prevention and control medical director and the designated multidisciplinary committee on infections.

*ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE* Supervises and manages assigned staff, which includes the responsibility for, or whose recommendations are given weight, for hiring, firing, performance evaluation, training, work assignments, and problem resolution Establishes, implements, and administrates infection prevention program goals, objectives, policies, and procedures Provides leadership and management of key infection and control program initiatives to prevent the transmission of infections, applying epidemiologic principles and statistical methods Oversees the identification, implementation, and management of evidence-based strategies to address complex infection prevention and control problems, risks, and trends Develops an annual surveillance plan based on the population(s) served, services provided, and analysis of surveillance data, and evaluates and modifies the plan as necessary Ensures compliance with national standards and regulating bodies such as Joint Commission, CDC, OSHA, FDA, and HHS Provides consultation to providers, staff, clinicians, and nursing regarding the management of patients with communicable diseases and coordinates the implementation of appropriate isolation procedures Promotes and facilitates continuous quality improvement activities to achieve a multi-disciplinary patient approach to infection prevention and control Compiles and analyzes surveillance data and other infection-related performance improvement data, and reports to appropriate committees, hospital staff, and local health departments Oversees, plans, organizes, develops, and implements educational programs for employees to maintain compliance with the regulatory agencies, increase employee awareness of existence of nosocomial infections; techniques for avoidance and preventive measures to provide a safe environment for hospital employees and patients Develops, recommends, and implements an annual department budget.

Monitors expenditures and explains variances.

Evaluates and recommends new products related to infection prevention and control Performs other position appropriate duties as required in a competent, professional, and courteous manner *KEY SUCCESS FACTORS* Advanced knowledge of accreditation and regulatory compliance for infection prevention and control Subject matter expertise in infection prevention and control principles and practices Excellent verbal and written communication skills Excellent data collection, analysis, and presentation skills Advanced skill in the use of computers and related software applications Ability to provide leadership and management of key infection prevention and control initiatives Ability to develop, implement and conduct infection prevention and control training program and seminars Ability to conduct independent research and evaluate results in the field of epidemiology and infection control Ability to interact collegially with all levels and disciplines within the organization, including physicians, department heads, administrators, and all staff Ability to supervise, train, and motivate employees *BENEFITS* Our competitive benefits package includes the following
– Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
– 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
– Tuition Reimbursement
– PTO accrual beginning Day 1 Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level *QUALIFICATIONS*
– Bachelor's
– 2 Years of Experience
– Cert in Infection Control (CIC-CBIC)