Title: Division AVP Infection Prevention
Location: Dallas, TX
Term: Permanent | Direct Hire
Shift: Full Time; No Weekends
Reports to: Division VP of Quality and Patient Safety
Compensation: Salary range from $120K-$145K w/ an annual incentive performance bonus (paid out annually) + Sign-on and relocation assistance based on a case by case basis.
- The Division AVP of Infection Prevention provides direction for and management of Infection Prevention coordinators, managers, the Infection Prevention and Control Department.
- The Division AVP is responsible for the healthcare entities within the region.
- Certification in Infection Control (CIC).
- Master’s degree in a healthcare clinical or healthcare administration-related field preferred but not required.
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience in an acute care setting with least 3 years in infection prevention and control and 2 years of management experience (including experience working with physicians and various levels of hospital management).
- Responsible for establishing the mission, vision, planning, direction, assessment and leadership for effective infection prevention and control programs for hospitals and outpatient services in areas of surveillance, reporting, prevention and control of infections including related regulatory compliance, accreditation standard compliance, and quality/performance improvement.
- Serves as an infection control officer as delegated by Division Chief Medical Officer or Epidemiologist.
- Provides strategic and operational direction for the framework of an integrated approach to the Infection Prevention and Control program.
- Directs and coordinates division-wide infection prevention and control programs through a variety of activities involving medical staff and personnel to ensure the protection of patients, families, visitors, employees and healthcare personnel providing services in facilities from acquiring or disseminating an infection.
- Provides administrative direction and organization for all epidemic investigations related to Healthcare-associated or community-acquired infections and/or occupational exposures in order to assure necessary patient safety and risk management practices are addressed following current evidence-based approach and regulatory requirements.
- Coordinates develop and provide education and educational materials regarding disease transmission and practices for infection prevention and control for all system entities.
- Provides leadership and consultation to medical staff and leadership.
- Coordinates and participates in reporting of infection control information to appropriate medical staff and department committees, administration and hospital or division committees
- Directs the performance improvement process and reporting for infection prevention and control on behalf of the administration.
- Coordinates medical and hospital research projects regarding infection prevention and control issues, outcomes, and cost-benefit studies.
- Has responsibility for human resources management within areas of responsibility to achieve quality services and maintain positive employee relations.
- Promotes the professional development of self and staff
- Provides direction for fiscal management for department operations to ensure proper utilization of financial resources.
- Provides administrative direction and leadership in emergency preparedness related to infection prevention and control, including emerging and reemerging diseases, bioterrorism, natural disasters, and other issues.
- Maintains a working knowledge of and provides information to ensure compliance with rules, regulations, and recommendations from Federal, State, and accrediting agencies as they relate to infection prevention and control.