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Infection Prevention Manager

Company: East Tennessee Children's Hospital
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Job Description:

Develops, coordinates, implements, maintains and supervises an infection control program to prevent and/or control infection among patients and employees and to comply with requirements of regulatory agencies such as Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospital, Centers for Disease Control, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Department of Public Health. Aligns department goals and tactics with hospital and strategic goals under the direction of the Quality and Patient Safety Director. Manages the day to day operations for the Infection Prevention and Infection control program. Provides education to medical staff, employees, and community members.JOB REQUIREMENTS Minimum Education Bachelors degree in nursing or health care related field (ex. public health, respiratory therapy, or microbiology.Minimum Work Experience 2 years experience in acute care setting and 2+ years of healthcare leadership experience (project management, oversight, or lead). 2 years of progressive infection experience and infection control certification preferred. Required Licenses/Certifications for position ------------------------Certification in Infection Control (CIC) required - or obtained within 12 months of employment. If holds an RN license, it must be active in the state TN or Compact RN Licensure- RequiredRequired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Excellent computer skills including proficiency in MS Office.Strong analytical and surveillance abilities.Leadership and management skills - including time management, change management, team dynamics, goal setting, meeting facilitation.Excellent verbal and written communication skills & relationship buildingProven expertise in outbreak investigationBring innovation, enthusiasm, and creativity to practiceAbility to influence, serve as a role model, demonstrate accountability and integrity.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.Light lifting, pushing and pulling is required for 10-20 lbs occasionally and frequent moving of objects of less than 10 lbs is required. Frequent sitting with some walking, standing, squatting, bending and reaching is required. Keyboard/computer use and/or repetitive motions may be required.

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