Director Infection Prevention

HCA New Orleans , LA 70130

Posted 2 months ago

SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Are you passionate about delivering superior, patient-centered care? At HCA Healthcare, we are committed to caring for patients with purpose and integrity. We care like family! Jump-start your career as a Director Infection Prevention today with Tulane Medical Center.

At Tulane Medical Center we want to ensure your needs are met. We offer a variety of comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans along with some unique benefits including:

  • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs

  • Paid Personal Leave

  • 401k (100% annual match - 3%-9% of pay based on years of service)

  • Identity Theft Protection discounts

  • Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)

You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients' lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for a dedicated Director like you to be a part of our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops and coordinates the infection prevention and control program throughout the facility. Implements the program by formulating, establishing and evaluating policies and procedures relating to patient care infection control measures throughout the facility.

  • Performs an annual assessment and develops action plans from the prior year activities.

  • Directs and assists in preparation of reports and statistical data for the infection control committee, medical staff committees, medical executive committee and the facility's administration and other committees as needed, Chairs the Infection Prevention and Control Committee.

  • Develops and enforces effectual policies and procedures for the department and hospital that ensures compliance with JC, OSHA, CDC, CMS and other country, state and federal regulatory agencies.

  • Interacts with physicians, nurses, department managers, supervisors, and occupational health and other professional/non-professional staff members to provide resource information, resolve infection control problems and identify new opportunities to improve service and reduce costs.

  • Establishes implements and administer departmental goals, objectives, policies and procedures.

  • Ensures that departmental goals are compatible with, and enhance the hospital and organization's mission, values and strategic plan.

  • Provides information to hospital committees and department managers to formulate changes in the policies, procedures and/or processes, which could reduce the spread of infection.

  • Makes recommendations regarding construction, renovation, environmental rounds, and assures compliance with national and/or professional standards.

  • Consult with managers in clinical and non-clinical departments.

  • Develops and implements approved epidemiologic protocols for investigating and controlling hospital epidemics and other hospital-acquired infections, and is responsive to unanticipated exposures and outbreaks.

  • Determines the need for mandatory isolation of patients, temporary suspension of admissions to units, and temporary reassignment or furlough of personnel to prevent transmission of infection to patients in accordance with established hospital policies and regulatory requirements.

  • Communicates confidential information to authorized individuals and/or agencies.

  • Triages infection control questions and issues where policies do not exist.

  • Responsible for the recruitment, retention and development of the departmental staff, to include but not limited to: interviewing and hiring, performance evaluations, on-going training and discipline.

  • Maintains a competent and motivated staff through proper selection, training and evaluation

Qualifications

What Qualifications You Will Need

  • Current registration as RN in the state of Louisiana (if Nurse) or Compact license.

  • Certification in Infection Control (CIC) by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology required. CPR required.

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing or health related science field required, Master's degree in health related field preferred.

  • Three to five years' experience in a hospital Infection Control program or Public Health program, department supervisory experience preferred.

  • Certification in Infection Control (CIC) by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. required.

With 235+ beds, Tulane Medical Center is an acclaimed teaching, research and medical center serving the greater New Orleans area. Tulane Medical Center has been named a World's Best Hospital by Newsweek in its 2019 listing of the top medical facilities across the globe. Of the 1,000 hospitals listed in the report, Tulane Medical Center is one of just 250 "World's Best Hospitals" found in the United States and the only hospital in southern Louisiana on the list.

At Tulane, our mission statement reminds us that above all else we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. When we speak of our mission, we usually think about our dedication to patients and their families and our commitment to them. But we are also equally committed to our employees. You are part of an organization with a long history of compassion and service to patients. The degree to which we as an organization can provide quality healthcare service is highly dependent on how well you are able to perform your job.

HCA Healthcare has been continually named a World's Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere since 2010. In 2018, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

Be a part of an organization that invests in you. We are actively reviewing applications. Highly qualified candidates will be promptly contacted by our hiring managers for interviews. Submit your application and help us raise the bar in patient care!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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