Position & Client Overview:
Our client is a large health system with five hospitals in and across the Philadelphia area. They seek a System Director of Epidemiology and Infection prevention for the day shift to join their health system laboratories, which consists of more than 500 employees across the region.
The System Director of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention (IP) is responsible for all activities of Epidemiology and Infection and Prevention for the health. The System Director reports directly to the Health Chief Quality and Transformation Officer. The System Director of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention is trained in epidemiology and infection prevention principles and Certified in Infection Control (CIC). The System Director of IP is responsible for coordinating the system's development/implementation for organizational surveillance, analysis and improvement, reporting of healthcare-acquired infections, education of employees about infection prevention; and assisting with the development of health system policies and procedures that meet accreditation, CMS federal guidelines, OSHA, State Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Quality agencies, patient safety initiatives, compliance with accrediting and regulatory agencies and institutes infection prevention measure to protect patients staff and visitors. The System ICP Director has an advanced knowledgeable in the principles of surveillance, infection prevention and control practices, hand hygiene, disinfection and sterilization, infectious diseases, disease/organism transmission, emerging diseases, electronic technologies and regulations to maintain compliance with federal, state, and local standards, performs surveillance, analysis and reporting of infections and corresponding data to influence improvement in healthcare-associated infections and infection prevention activities. The System Director of IP partners with the Infectious Disease medical designee for the System and manages the Infection Prevention Department members. The System Director IP oversees the leads at each entity to support an integrated standardized Infection Prevention plan, program and objectives. The System Director of IP is a member of organizational Department Head group, Patient Care, Quality Council, and works closely with System Administration Leadership, hospital departments and committees to carry out all functions incorporated into the Infection Prevention Program to influence improvement in healthcare-associated infections and infection prevention activities.
Education, Certification, & Experience:
- Infection Control Practitioner Certification- required
- ASCP Registration (for MT/CLS) or PA Registered Nurse License- preferred
- Bachelor's degree in biology
- ASCP or equivalent certification
HealthCare Connections, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, pregnancy, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other protected status pursuant to law. #IND