Director of Infection Prevention
Southeastern, LA area

Currently seeking a talented and dedicated Director of Infection Prevention for a great opportunity in the Southeastern, LA 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

  • Develops and coordinates the infection prevention and control program throughout the facility
    Implements the program by formulating, establishing, and evaluating policies and procedures relating to patient care infection control measures throughout the facility
  • Performs an annual assessment and develops action plans from the prior year activities
  • Directs and assists in preparation of reports and statistical data for the infection control committee, medical staff committees, medical executive committee, and the facility’s administration and other committees as needed, Chairs the Infection Prevention and Control Committee
  • Develops and enforces effectual policies and procedures for the department and hospital that ensures compliance with JC, OSHA, CDC, CMS, and, state, and federal regulatory agencies.
  • Interacts with physicians, nurses, department managers, supervisors, and occupational health, and other professional/non-professional staff members to provide resource information, resolve infection control problems and identify new opportunities to improve service and reduce costs.
  • Establishes implements and administer departmental goals, objectives, policies, and procedures
  • Ensures that departmental goals are compatible with, and enhance the hospital and organization’s mission, values, and strategic plan
  • Provides information to hospital committees and department managers to formulate changes in the policies, procedures, and/or processes, which could reduce the spread of infection
  • Makes recommendations regarding construction, renovation, environmental rounds, and assures compliance with national and/or professional standards
  • Consult with managers in clinical and non-clinical departments
  • Develops and implements approved epidemiologic protocols for investigating and controlling hospital epidemics and other hospital-acquired infections, and is responsive to unanticipated exposures and outbreaks
  • Determines the need for mandatory isolation of patients, temporary suspension of admissions to units, and temporary reassignment or furlough of personnel to prevent transmission of infection to patients in accordance with established hospital policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Communicates confidential information to authorized individuals and/or agencies.
  • Triages infection control questions and issues where policies do not exist.
  • Responsible for the recruitment, retention, and development of the departmental staff, including but not limited to interviewing and hiring, performance evaluations, ongoing training, and discipline.
  • Maintains a competent and motivated staff through proper selection, training, and evaluation

Requirements of the Director of Infection Prevention

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing or health-related science field
  • Master’s degree in health-related field preferred
  • Does not have to be an RN
  • Louisiana State RN license or compact license is accepted ( IF an RN)
  • Current Certification in Infection Control (CIC) - MUST have within 1 year of hire
  • CPR Required
  • 2-3 years experience in a hospital Infection Control program or Public Health program
  • MUST have leadership experience
  • MUST have acute care experience
New Orleans
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