Director of Infection Prevention
Northwestern TX area

Currently seeking a talented and dedicated Director of Infection Prevention for a great opportunity in the Northeastern TX area. The ideal candidate will possess 5+ years of current experience working in an acute care hospital and have 3+ years of experience working in an Infection Prevention Unit in a leadership role.

Responsibilities of the Director of Infection Prevention

  • The Director of Infection Prevention is responsible for facility-wide activities of evaluating and managing infection prevention risks to patients, visitors, and personnel through extensive surveillance and an effective reporting system
  • The Director functions as the hospital and enterprise-wide clinical expert in the prevention and Infection Prevention Plan of infection and is responsible for the facility and enterprise-wide planning and implementation of the infection prevention and Infection Prevention Plan program
  • The objective of the Infection Prevention Pro
  • gram is to minimize both the risk of and the probability of transmission of infection, thus providing a better and safer hospital for its patients and personnel
  • This position is responsible for the coordination of the Infection Prevention Program
  • Develops, coordinates and manages the review and assessment functions of the Infection Prevention program
  • Serves as liaison and interfaces with all regulatory agencies, and the health care community concerning infection prevention issues to assure hospital compliance with infection prevention regulations
  • Identifies communicable disease cases to be reported to the appropriate health department
  • Identifies situations that may present an infectious hazard to patients, staff, or visitors
  • Take appropriate actions to eliminate hazards
  • Leadership abilities in planning and implementing Infection Prevention Programs, and in serving in a consultant/teaching role. Organizational ability in planning, coordinating, & assessing data, and in making appropriate recommendations. Prioritize projects and data collections to meet deadlines
Requirements of the Director of Infection Prevention
  • Master’s degree or higher in a healthcare clinical or healthcare administration-related field
  • Bachelor’s Degree-Major: Nursing
  • If not required, education preferred: MHA
  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Texas or identified compact state
  • Current CIC Infection Prevention and Infection Prevention Plan Practitioner certificate
  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in specialty with knowledge of epidemiology, microbiology, and principles of asepsis
  • 5+ years of current experience working in an acute care hospital
State
TX
City
El Paso
Date Posted
5/06/2020
Job Type
Permanent