The Infection Prevention Manager plans, implements manages, and evaluates a comprehensive hospital infection control program under the direction of infectious diseases and the committee on infections. The essential functions of the Infection Prevention Manager include the following:
Supervises assigned staff which includes the responsibility for, or whose recommendations are given particular weight, for hiring, firing, performance evaluation, training, work allocation, and problem resolution.
Plans and conducts staff development programs to improve effectiveness.
Provides leadership and management of key infection and control initiatives to reduce preventable infections applying epidemiologic principles and statistical methods. Works with senior leadership to design and implement prevention and control strategies. Oversees the identification of complex infection control problems, inter-relationships of problems, and sources of infection.
Oversees the identification of infection risks and trends. Develops an annual infection control plan and surveillance indicators, and coordinates the collection and analysis of data from the indicators. Ensures compliance with national standards and regulating bodies such as JCAHO, CDC, OSHA, FDA and HCFA. Develops policies and procedures relating to exposure to infectious diseases and prevention of cross-contamination. Provides consultation to attending physicians, house staff, and nursing regarding the management of patients with communicable diseases, and coordinates the implementation of appropriate isolation procedures. Promotes and facilitates continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities to achieve a multi-disciplinary patient approach to infection control. Compiles, interprets and reports surveillance data, core measures and other infection-related performance improvement data. Disseminates data 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 infectious diseases budget. Monitors expenditures and explains variances. Evaluates and recommends new products related to infection control.
The ideal Infection Prevention Manager candidate will have: Data collection, analysis and presentation skills, strong verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of infection control principles and practices.
Location/Facility - Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie For more information on the facility, please click our Locations link.
Specialty/Department/Practice – Dept of Quality - Infection Prevention and Control Shift/Schedule – Monday-Friday Days Full-time, Salaried Position
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!