The Manager of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention reports to the Lifespan Director, Epidemiology and Infection Control. Under general supervision and within Lifespan established policies and procedures, manages the Lifespan system-wide program designed to identify, reduce and prevent healthcare associated infections.The Manager of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention has operational oversight for the systematic collection and analysis of infection data using epidemiological principles and statistical methods to identify trends and risk factors; designs, implements and evaluates prevention strategies; serves as educational resource for Infection Preventionists related to infection prevention and control and epidemiology; is responsible for assisting the director with coordinating and ensuring smooth operational processes; assists in the investigation of suspected outbreaks and exposures to infectious agents; and collaborates with public health agencies and interdisciplinary team members as needed and in support of our inpatient hospital units/locations, departments, and ambulatory and outpatient units/locations.
Bachelor's degree in nursing, Public Health, or Clinical areas with a strong working knowledge of health care processes, structures, and terminology related to infection prevention and control. Master's degree preferred. Certification in Infection Control is required and is a condition of continued employment. Six Sigma/Lean Green Belt or Black Belt certification and TapRoot desired or completed within 24 months of accepting position.
Five years of relevant experience in infection prevention and control in health care settings, facilitation of small and large groups/project teams, performance improvement systems and/or process improvement methods and standards. Experience in a large complex healthcare organization is desired. Knowledge of The Joint Commission is required.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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