Position Details

Department: Infection Prevention
Category: Director/Management
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 470812
Date Posted: 9/9/2019
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

The Manager of Infection Prevention Programs is accountable for day-to-day operations of the Infection Prevention department with enterprise wide responsibility for implementation of strategy, policy, direction and action plans, providing leadership and oversight for the infection prevent program and staff who are working with this program. Manages the ongoing analysis, development, and implementation of methods and systems to improve overall efficiency and effectiveness of services and functions. This position oversees infection prevention program for all sites as well as implementation and management of improvement projects within the scope and mission of Phoenix Children`s Hospital. A major responsibility for this position will be coordination of the many infection prevention initiatives undertaken by various interdisciplinary teams within the enterprise

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Maintains expert level knowledge in infection prevention and control standards for hospitals, affiliates and ambulatory environments and ensures that effective, evidence-based policies and practices are implemented for the safety of patients, families, and staff.
    • Manages a systematic approach to monitor the effectiveness of infection prevention and control strategies, develop and monitor a robust Infection Control Plan, devise an Infection Control Risk Assessment, analyze results of surveillance, special studies, or other data collected for determination of infections, and provide reports of data to appropriate departments and leaders so that risks are known and mitigated and safety is promoted.
    • Provides leadership and management of the activities of the Infection Control Committee, providing expert knowledge, leading performance improvement initiatives, and demonstrating advocacy so that infection control practices for the health care system are maintained for patient and staff safety.
  2. Ongoing assessments and evaluation of program considering concurrent data, retrospective trends and other analytics to proactively address infection prevention strategies in a variety of settings.
    • Develops the appropriate infrastructure and oversight to organize and sustain improvement efforts and proactively prevent infections. Strategically deploys resources for maximum impact while addressing areas of risk and effective action plans for improvement. Benchmarks with other organizations to assess and recommend innovative approaches to organization.
  3. Effective management of staff and demonstrates fiscally responsible decision making
    • Provides comprehensive managerial oversight, support and stewardship including hiring, coaching, counseling, work assignments, budgeting, and evaluations to ensure optimal operations within the Infection Prevention Department.
    • Identifies efficient work practices and refines processes on an ongoing basis.
  4. Communicates effectively and efficiently with a variety of audiences
    • Communicates effectively, facilitates and manages change, solves interpersonal and structural conflicts so that those they are leading are able to manage difficult transitions and accomplish needed goals. Proficient at influencing a variety of audiences to improve outcomes.
  5. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Master`s Degree in the fields of Nursing, Public Health, Health Policy, Business Administration, Health Administration or a field related to quality engineering or business process improvement, required Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. 3 or more years of clinical and infection prevention and control experience Required
2. Experience in managing staff or management of programs aligned with infection prevention and control, system experience Preferred
3. Strong computer and analytic skills. Required
4. Ability to resolve conflict in a timely, appropriate and collaborative manner. Required
5. Demonstrated ability in leadership, facilitation, teaching, presentation, written and verbal communication skills necessary to collaborate with senior clinical and administrative leaders to define, lead and execute infection prevention and control initiatives. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) Required
2. Current licensure in state of AZ as a registered nurse Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Familiarity with information collection and management systems, electronic data bases and use of Excel and spreadsheet analysis. Required
2. Demonstrates independent judgment, autonomy and initiative with expert communication skills both written and verbal aligned with effective problem solving skills and leadership ability. Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Occasionally
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Frequently
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Frequently
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Frequently
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
18. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
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