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Dir - Infection Control - WAMC in Anaheim, CA at Prime Healthcare Services Inc

Date Posted: 6/13/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    3033 West Orange Avenue
    Anaheim, CA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 3 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    6/13/2019

Job Description

Responsibilities

The Director of Infection Control supervises, assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the hospital surveillance, prevention/control of infection management. Assists with policy and procedure development and implementation while maintaining CDC, OSHA, TJC or AOA HFAP/DHS/CMS and other regulatory agency directives. Acts as a primary education consultant to hospital employees, physicians, patients, volunteers and visitors in safe Infection Control/Prevention practices. Coordinates all hospital infection control activities and interventions with the Pharmacy, Therapeutics, Nutrition and Infection Control (PTNIC) Committee, Medical Staff and hospital employees. Responds to potential exposures by communicating with patients, physicians, employees and regulatory agencies. Supervises the Employee Health Nurse and assists in coordinating the hospital employee health and workman�s comp program. Performs safety rounds of the physical plant to ensure basic Infection Control/Prevention and safety practices are adhered to in all hospital departments in order to maintain a safe environment for patients, physicians, volunteers, visitors and hospital employees.
Qualifications

Education and Work Experience

  1. Graduate from an accredited school of registered nursing required, MSN preferred.
  2. Current and valid state Registered Nurse license.
  3. Current BLS (AHA) certificate upon hire and maintain current.
  4. Certification by a recognized national association in Infection Control within 18 months of hire required.
  5. Minimum three (3) years of experience in acute care nursing required; critical care or Emergency Department setting preferred.
  6. APIC membership and attendance.
  7. Desired expertise in microbiology, antibiotic usage, and clinical practices.
  8. Behavioral Violence Prevention (BVP) within 6 months of hire and maintain current.
  9. Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred.

 

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