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Infection Control Manager
Kaiser Permanente | Riverside, California
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Job Description

At one site/medical center & associated medical office buildings or assigned geographic area w/in a service area, manages the planning, development, implementation, evaluation/continuous improvement of an infection prevention & control program across entire care continuum. Collaborates w/ & makes recommendations to facility leadership team to ensure compliance w/ regulatory agencies & assures facility-wide & departmental policies & procedures that comply w/ current Regulatory standards. Through strategic planning, expert leadership & consultation, identifies & implements infection control goals & objectives related to: surveillance, data analysis & reporting, infection prevention & control practices that eliminate potential infection hazards for members, physicians, staff & visitors, appropriate selection & usage of products & equipment related to cleaning, antisepsis, disinfection, & sterilization, facility design & construction. Develops & implements educational programs designed to reduce or prevent infection. Provides infection prevention & control programs/services that add value & integrated w/ departmental, facility & organizational business & clinical goals/objectives.
 
Essential Functions:
Manages the planning, development, implementation, evaluation/improvement of infection prevention & control services/programs that meet or exceed established standards/performance measures for quality, member/patient satisfaction, cost, employee quality of work life, physician/client department satisfaction, clinical outcomes & regulatory compliance.
Coordinates & integrates infection prevention & control services/programs across the continuum of care (primary, secondary, continuing care) & ensures that services/programs are of uniform & consistent value, quality, performance & cost throughout all departments in a medical center & its associated outpatient/satellite buildings.
Provides direct supervision & leadership to Infection Control Department staff.
Hires, fires, promotes, demotes, manages & evaluates staff performance & development.
In partnership w/ medical center managers develops, monitors & modifies Infection Prevention & Control Program department specific goals/objectives as appropriate.
Provides services/programs which meet identified needs of client departments.
Assures compliance w/ applicable regulatory requirements through interpretation of Regulatory
Standards, investigation of disease outbreaks & exposures, surveillance & reporting communicable diseases to the Department of Health Services as required.
Develop operating budget, capital expense, & remodel requirements as appropriate, monitors & analyzes financial reports & justifies variances; manages &/or reduces costs.
Develops & maintains effective communication w/ administrative/management staff & physicians.
Acts as the Infection Prevention & Control liaison/consultant for the entire medical center & satellites.
Through surveillance activities, monitors, reports & develops applicable intervention for infection trends (e.g. Regional/ Divisional Indicators, Board Report, facility specific indicators, etc.) in the acute & ambulatory settings.
Coordinates the development & review of Infection Prevention & Control Standards of Care Policy & Procedure manuals.
Develops, implements & improves systems, methods, processes to evaluate/improve performance & quality outcomes/ measures for infection prevention & control services/programs.
This job description is not all encompassing.
At one site/medical center & associated medical office buildings or assigned geographic area w/in a service area, manages the planning, development, implementation, evaluation/continuous improvement of an infection prevention & control program across entire care continuum. Collaborates w/ & makes recommendations to facility leadership team to ensure compliance w/ regulatory agencies & assures facility-wide & departmental policies & procedures that comply w/ current Regulatory standards. Through strategic planning, expert leadership & consultation, identifies & implements infection control goals & objectives related to: surveillance, data analysis & reporting, infection prevention & control practices that eliminate potential infection hazards for members, physicians, staff & visitors, appropriate selection & usage of products & equipment related to cleaning, antisepsis, disinfection, & sterilization, facility design & construction. Develops & implements educational programs designed to reduce or prevent infection. Provides infection prevention & control programs/services that add value & integrated w/ departmental, facility & organizational business & clinical goals/objectives.
 
Essential Functions:
Manages the planning, development, implementation, evaluation/improvement of infection prevention & control services/programs that meet or exceed established standards/performance measures for quality, member/patient satisfaction, cost, employee quality of work life, physician/client department satisfaction, clinical outcomes & regulatory compliance.
Coordinates & integrates infection prevention & control services/programs across the continuum of care (primary, secondary, continuing care) & ensures that services/programs are of uniform & consistent value, quality, performance & cost throughout all departments in a medical center & its associated outpatient/satellite buildings.
Provides direct supervision & leadership to Infection Control Department staff.
Hires, fires, promotes, demotes, manages & evaluates staff performance & development.
In partnership w/ medical center managers develops, monitors & modifies Infection Prevention & Control Program department specific goals/objectives as appropriate.
Provides services/programs which meet identified needs of client departments.
Assures compliance w/ applicable regulatory requirements through interpretation of Regulatory
Standards, investigation of disease outbreaks & exposures, surveillance & reporting communicable diseases to the Department of Health Services as required.
Develop operating budget, capital expense, & remodel requirements as appropriate, monitors & analyzes financial reports & justifies variances; manages &/or reduces costs.
Develops & maintains effective communication w/ administrative/management staff & physicians.
Acts as the Infection Prevention & Control liaison/consultant for the entire medical center & satellites.
Through surveillance activities, monitors, reports & develops applicable intervention for infection trends (e.g. Regional/ Divisional Indicators, Board Report, facility specific indicators, etc.) in the acute & ambulatory settings.
Coordinates the development & review of Infection Prevention & Control Standards of Care Policy & Procedure manuals.
Develops, implements & improves systems, methods, processes to evaluate/improve performance & quality outcomes/ measures for infection prevention & control services/programs.
This job description is not all encompassing.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
Minimum four (4) years of experience in an acute care hospital utilizing knowledge of medical and surgical procedures, treatments and patient management.
Education
Baccalaureate degree.
License, Certification, Registration
CDC course or Certification in Infection Control.
 
Additional Requirements:
Ability to demonstrate knowledge of microbiology, laboratory procedures, aseptic technique and epidemiological techniques.
Demonstrated ability to comprehend and utilize epidemiological/public health data and statistical methods; screen and interpret data results for variations and/or errors; apply organizational, problem-solving, decision making and delegation and change management skills; function as a liaison person, instructor/communicator, consultant, manager, and coordinator.
Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

 

Preferred Qualifications:
Master's degree in public health, epidemiology, environmental health, microbiology or other public health related field.
Current valid California license to practice nursing or related healthcare discipline (e.g. clinical laboratory science).

RN preferred

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
Minimum four (4) years of experience in an acute care hospital utilizing knowledge of medical and surgical procedures, treatments and patient management.
Education
Baccalaureate degree.
License, Certification, Registration
CDC course or Certification in Infection Control.
 
Additional Requirements:
Ability to demonstrate knowledge of microbiology, laboratory procedures, aseptic technique and epidemiological techniques.
Demonstrated ability to comprehend and utilize epidemiological/public health data and statistical methods; screen and interpret data results for variations and/or errors; apply organizational, problem-solving, decision making and delegation and change management skills; function as a liaison person, instructor/communicator, consultant, manager, and coordinator.
Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

 

Preferred Qualifications:
Master's degree in public health, epidemiology, environmental health, microbiology or other public health related field.
Current valid California license to practice nursing or related healthcare discipline (e.g. clinical laboratory science).

RN preferred

About Kaiser Permanente

Company Description

Serving approximately 8.7 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia, Kaiser Permanente is America's leading nonprofit integrated health plan.

Kaiser Permanente's mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.

Our Northern California Region provides integrated health care services to approximately 3.2 million members. Approximately 4,400 physicians of The Permanente Medical Group provide services at 20 medical centers and numerous medical offices.

Company History

Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente is the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plan, serving more than 8.6 million members, with headquarters in Oakland, Calif. It comprises:

  1.   • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.

  • Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their subsidiaries

  • The Permanente Medical Groups.

At Kaiser Permanente, physicians are responsible for medical decisions. The Permanente Medical Groups, which provide care for Kaiser Permanente members, continuously develop and refine medical practices to help ensure that care is delivered in the most efficient and effective manner possible.

Kaiser Permanente’s creation resulted from the challenge of providing Americans medical care during the Great Depression and World War II, when most people could not afford to go to a doctor. Among the innovations it has brought to U.S. health care are:

  • prepaid health plans, which spread the cost to make it more affordable

  • physician group practice to maximize their abilities to care for patients

  • a focus on preventing illness as much as on caring for the sick

  • an organized delivery system, putting as many services as possible under one roof

Mission & Values

As a health care organization in the 21st century, we have a mission--to provide quality care for our members and their families, and to contribute to the well-being of our communities.

Working Here

When you bring your career to Kaiser Permanente, the work you do directly affects the health of millions. From the business people who shape our policies, to the IT professionals enabling life-saving data, to the nurses and physicians on the front line of patient care, everyone here has a role to play in the care continuum. Knowing you have a place in that process and witnessing the outcome of the work you do is empowering. It gives you a cause to stand behind. And it makes you feel proud of the work you do every day. When people witness the impact of their contributions, they excel. Together we have the power to make a difference.

Hiring Information

The first step in beginning your career search is to look for open jobs that match your skills, qualifications, and interests. Each posting includes a description of the position and the minimum required qualifications. Once you find a position you are interested in, register for an account and provide your information for consideration online.

Benefits

As an employee, you are eligible for benefits according to your full-time/part-time status and the number of hours scheduled to work per week. Benefits may vary based on your Kaiser Permanente region, position, scheduled hours, and representation by collective bargaining or employee groups, but generally include:

  • generous vacation, holiday, and sick leave

  • medical care (including prescriptions), vision, mental health, and dental care

  • disability and life insurance coverage

  • educational opportunities and tuition reimbursement

  • employee assistance programs

  • health care, dependent care, and transit spending account options

  • retirement plans

In addition, we believe in recognizing stellar performance and sponsor a variety of programs designed to reward our skilled, innovative, caring, and committed staff.

In short, at Kaiser Permanente, we understand that there is a direct correlation between happy employees and happy members. We take pride in the compassion and dedication of our employees and find many ways to reward their hard work. In return, our employees take pride in being a part of a collaborative, professional team focused on quality, service, and care.

Honors & Awards

Kaiser Permanente of Northern California has earned an "Excellent" rating from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)-the nation's leading reviewer of health plan quality for consumers and employers. Excellent is the top rating granted by NCQA, which reviews satisfaction surveys, preventive measures, physician credentialing, member services and improvement initiatives.*

Both our Northern and Southern California regions were the only health plans in California identified by the NCQA in its list of the best health care programs in the Pacific States. (NCQA's The State of Health Care Quality 2003)

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations accredits all Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in California.

For the seventh straight year, no other health plan has earned higher ratings from the California Cooperative Health Reporting Initiative on more measures than Kaiser Permanente. The annual ratings measure clinical quality and member satisfaction. (CCHRI Report on Quality 2003)

Our Northern California region received more three-star "Excellent" ratings than any other health plan surveyed by California's Office of the Patient Advocate on California's Quality of Care Report Card 2003-04.

* Commercial HMO and Medicare-contracted product lines: April 2003.