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Infection Control Manager

Company: CarePoint Health Management Associates
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

CarePoint Health is one of New Jerseys leading health care systems comprised of three long-standing and highly-regarded hospitals Christ Hospital in Jersey City, Hoboken University Medical Center and Bayonne Medical Center. CarePoint united three area hospitals to provide 360-degree-coordinated care by integrating the medical facilities and physician networks associated with these institutions. With over 4,500 employees, CarePoint is the largest private employer in Hudson County, New Jersey and each year provides care to over 300,000 individuals.CarePoint prides itself on its patient-focused approach to care delivery, with an emphasis on preventative medicine, health education, and disease management. Leveraging its vast network of physicians and healthcare experts, CarePoint is quickly becoming recognized as a leader in the broader healthcare landscape as it pioneers creative solutions to address urgent population health needs.This position under the direction of the infection control committee is responsible for the effective direction, management and operation of the infection prevention and control program, including education of hospital personnel and consultation with the organization, CDC, and the county and state health departments.The responsibilities encompass compliance with The Joint Commission (TJC) standards, CMS, OSHA, and state regulations, outbreak investigation, and overall direction of the infection prevention and control program.The successful candidate will be able to:

  • Develops and implements facility-wide infection prevention and control measures to protect patients, staff and visitors.
  • Conducts rounds, discussing and monitoring infection control practices with staff; collects infection data from departments, maintaining records for each case; trains staff on implementation of infection control practices and investigates known or suspected sources of infections in order to determine the source and ensure control.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Develops and enforces effectual policies and procedures for the department and hospital that ensures compliance with JC, OSHA, CDC, CMS and other county, state, and federal regulatory agencies
  • Directs and assists in preparing 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. Responsible for CDRSS, NHSN and other data collection and entry.
  • 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 risk assessment and evaluation of the existing Infection Control Plan and develops action plans from the prior year activities
  • Makes recommendations regarding construction, renovation, environmental rounds, and assures compliance with national and/or professional standards.Full time day shift
    • BSN or Bachelors degree in related field with education in nursing, infection control microbiology, public health ore related field (required); Masters in nursing, infection control, microbiology, public health or related field (preferred).
    • Minimum of 8+ years of progressive experience in Infection Prevention required.
    • 5+ years operational/supervisory experience in acute care facility preferred.
    • Valid NJ RN License
    • Certification in Infection Control (CIC), or obtained within 2 years of employment, CDC/APIC issued education in Surveillance, Prevention, and Control of Health Care Associated Infections or similar education required.
    • Strong business acumen and ability to pick up concepts quickly.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Hands-on experience with Meditech a plus! Competitive pay Medical, dental, and vision insurance 401k with Company match Generous paid time off Paid Holidays Tuition Reimbursement Advancement and career development opportunitiesCovid-19 and Influenza Vaccinations are a requirement for employment at CarePoint Health. If you are not currently vaccinated you will be required to receive the vaccination prior to hire date if you are offered employment, unless you request and receive an approved medical or religious exemption from CarePoint.CarePoint Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.iCIMS Requisition ID: 2022-5905 Street: 176 Palisades Avenue

Keywords: CarePoint Health Management Associates, Jersey City , Infection Control Manager, Executive , Jersey City, New Jersey

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