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Infection Control Manager

Recruiter Contact Info:

Name: Sherry Clonch
Phone: 813.579.3824
Email: sherry@clonchassociates.com

Job Information:

Job Number: SC 3464
Location: Pennsylvania, Western


Salary Range: $60,000 - $90,000
300+ bed Community Hospital

This hospital has received numerous awards and accolades for its Orthopedic and Cardiac Programs and recently completed a state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgical suite. 

• In collaboration with the Physician Chairman of the Infection Prevention Committee, designs and implements the Infection Prevention Program of the hospital meeting both internal and external requirements of regulatory agencies. 
• Promotes quality patient care through a program which includes investigation and problem solving in relation to the surveillance, prevention, and control of infection and is responsible for identification of hospital onset infections, analysis of those infections, development of recommendations (including policies and procedures) that reduce all types of hospital acquired infections.
• Develops relationships with all departments within the hospital, acting as both consultant and educator regarding disinfection, sterilization, patient practices, policies and procedures designed to prevent infections. 
• Analyzes, interprets data, plans methodology, guides/directs actions necessary for infection control compliance for patients, healthcare workers, visitors, medical staff.
• Develops and organizes Infection Control Program for all areas of the hospital; including plans for development, implementation and review of system-wide data collection and policies.
• Complies and shares surveillance data with hospital leadership and provides information and guidance on infection control issues on request such as emerging communicable diseases, post-exposure management, and isolation precaution.
• Coordinates reporting of communicable diseases thru electronic system NEDSS and works in partnership with PADOH and local county health departments for appropriate follow-up as needed.
• Involved in organizational activities through participation with committees, task forces, AHN collaboratives and quality initiative projects.
• Analyze individual patient information and surveillance data and interview where appropriate.  Prepares data for monthly and quarterly Infection Prevention Committee meetings. 
• Works closely with construction and facilities management on construction/renovation projects and environmental issues to ensure patient and employee safety, including completion of Infection Control Risk Assessments.
• Maintain self education regarding 1) infection control standards and 2) CMS, TJC and DOH regulations.  Provides on-going training programs to AHN staff including Nursing, Medical and Surgical Residents and Interns, and other system employees to reduce the risk of healthcare associated infections. 
• Maintain hospital and department infection prevention policies and procedures including exposure control plan for blood borne pathogens. 

Qualifications:
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in Nursing or Medical Technology working in an Infection Prevention environment. 
• BA or BS from a four-year college or university preferred.
• Ability to function independently, communicate effectively with diverse groups and demonstrates clinical expertise in the field. 
• Supervisory or administrative experience preferred.

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