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Regional Director Infection Prevention & ControlLocation: Seattle, WA Job Number: 907232 Date posted: 10/11/2020
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- Directs the planning, development, implementation, evaluation/improvement of infection prevention and control services and programs that meet or exceed established standards/performance measures for quality, member/patient satisfaction, cost, physician/client department satisfaction, patient and employee safety, clinical outcomes and regulatory compliance. Provides Infection Prevention and Control liaison and consulting for the region for all anticipated and unanticipated needs.
- Directs human resources management processes; provides supervision and leadership to Infection Prevention and Control Department staff to include hiring, firing, promoting, demoting, managing, developing and evaluating staff performance and development. Staff include infection Preventionist in the hospital, ASC, and ambulatory settings.
- Directs compliance with applicable regulatory requirements through interpretation of Regulatory Standards, investigation of disease outbreaks and exposures, as well as surveillance and reporting communicable diseases to Washington Departments of Public Health as required. Collaborates with Risk Management in leading situation management related to exposures, recalls and other events in which infectious disease transmission puts patients and the organization at exposure risks.
- Directs the development and review of Infection Prevention and Control Standards of Care Policies and Procedures; develops, implements and improves systems, methods, and processes to evaluate and improve performance and quality outcomes and measures for infection prevention and control services and programs throughout the region.
- Development and reporting of analytics including oversight of external data submissions to regulatory agencies.
- Collaborates at the national level with the other KP Regional Directors of Infection Prevention & Control to set KP national Infection Prevention policies, define and implement strategies. Serves as Chair in rotation with other directors.
- Directs the development and implementation of all education and training programs designed to support the reduction or prevention of infection across hospital, ASC and ambulatory care settings and professional disciplines.
- Directs surveillance activities to include monitoring and reporting as well as development of applicable intervention(s) for identified infection trends in the hospital, ambulatory surgery centers, and all ambulatory clinic settings.
- Initiates and directs research projects and epidemiological investigation of significant clusters of infection or serious communicable disease concerns.
- Creates and maintains infection prevention and control services and programs across the continuum of care and ensures that those services and programs are of uniform and consistent value, quality, performance and cost throughout the region.
- Oversees the financial performance of the department.
- Develops and conducts Infection Prevention and Control program planning addressing risks for the acquisition and transmission of infectious agents and establishing priorities and setting goals and strategies accordingly. Interpreting and translating the region's strategic vision for employees.
- Defines, influences and supports at the national level the role of the Infection Preventionist in the ambulatory setting.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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