Manager, Infection Prevention, Program
at Northbay Healthcare

Date Posted: 11/21/2019

Job Description

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Manager, Infection Prevention, Program
Full Time, FTE: 1
Hilborn Administration Center
Fairfield, CA

Job Summary:

  1. The Infection Prevention Program Manager (IPPM) is a nursing professional who has responsibility and accountability for the operational management and implementation of the infection prevention program.
  2. Ensures that the activities of the hospital are in accordance with the Infection Prevention l Plan, all regulations from regulatory bodies that include TJC, CDPH, CMS, and hospital policy. 
  3. Participates in and coordinates all aspects of the Infection Prevention Program including surveillance, monitoring, prevention, and education on infection prevention activities within the NorthBay Health System.
  4. Serves as the “point person” for all infection prevention activities and program implementation and supported by the Infection Prevention staff.
  5. Helps to ensure that the facility’s patients, personnel and visitors will be protected from transmission of disease and infection within the facility’s environment as identified in the core competency model by the association for professional in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
  6. Works independently and collaboratively with the Medical Director of Infectious Disease Medicine. The Medical Director of Infectious Disease is responsible for oversight of the IPPM’s technical competencies. 
  7. This position reports to the Director, Quality Division. 


Education

  1. Bachelors degree in Nursing required
  2. Master’s degree preferred
  3. Must provide evidence of APIC EPI 101 course completion

Licensure/Certification

  1. Current unencumbered RN license in the State of California
  2. Infection Control Certification (CIC) required  
  3. Current AHA or equivalent certification in basic CPR

Experience

  1. Minimum of 3 years acute care experience with 5+ years acute care infection prevention or healthcare epidemiology.
  2. Working knowledge of health care practices, data management, patient care equipment and products. 
  3. Administration and optimization of Vigilanz or similar infection prevention surveillance software

Skills

  1. Working knowledge of infection prevention/ epidemiology/JC, Cal-OSHA 
  2. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. 
  3. Must possess high professional standards. 
  4. Must be well organized, be able to set priorities, work independently and be an effective team member. 
  5. Proficient with word, PowerPoint, excel, and outlook.  
  6. Ability to interact in a professional manner with administration, medical staff, and hospital personnel as well as external customers.
  7. Actively engages in and supports a culture based on The NorthBay Way  principles. Utilizes Relationship Based Care principals as the foundation of care delivery and places an emphasis on excellence. 
  8. The NorthBay Way is a set of value-based behaviors that are to be consistently demonstrated and role modeled by all employees that work at NorthBay Healthcare.  The NorthBay Way principles consist of Caring,

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Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Fairfield, CA
  • Job Type: Health Care
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 11/21/2019

About Us

At NorthBay Healthcare, we are committed to upholding the health, wellness, and vitality of the California community members throughout Solano County and beyond. Tracing our roots back to 1960, we are the area’s only locally-based, locally-managed non-profit healthcare organization. Our presence as a leader in innovative healthcare solutions is made possible by a talented team of professionals who enjoy making a difference as well as a living. We call it “The NorthBay Way.” The principles that lead our work include:

  • Caring– be friendly, be helpful; treat others in the way they want to be treated. Be compassionate; demonstrate genuine concern for the well-being of others. Affirm the worth and potential of others, and encourage caring behaviors.
  • Collaborationhonor promises and commitments; work in a spirit of cooperation. Establish and maintain healthy interpersonal relationships. Appreciate and use the knowledge and experience of others; fully support decisions once they are made. Be fair, be equitable, and be aware in all actions affecting others.
  • Communication be consistent; earn and maintain the trust of others. Listen first; strive to understand events as they have meaning to others. Provide frequent, direct, and truthful communications. Ensure a clear and compelling purpose for the work that needs to be done. Show appreciation, recognize results, and celebrate accomplishments.
  • Competence – take personal responsibility for uncompromising levels of service, quality, and safety. Be accountable for problems that cross your path: do whatever it takes to do the right thing. Manage resources with prudence and responsibility; encourage innovation and risk-taking in others. Engage in lifelong learning to grow more skilled, professionally and personally.

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