Supervisor Epidemiologist/Infection Control
Supervises and monitors the Infection Prevention Program in accordance with Infection Prevention regulations and plan. Develops policies governing control of infections and communicable diseases. Implements policies governing prevention of infections and communicable diseases. Develops a system for identifying, reporting, investigating, and preventing infections and communicable diseases. Oversees adherence to standards of practice, protocols, and procedures, maintenance of and coordination of services with other units and agencies related to infection prevention. Advises leadership by interpreting changes in county, state or federal regulations relating to infection prevention requirements. Assumes other responsibilities delegated by Chief Nursing Officer
Supervises staff involving interviewing and hiring, training, and performance evaluation; establishes specific performance standards and measures for work; confronts others directly and respectfully when performance does not meet expectations
Oversees assigned budgets, including projections and reconciliation; understands implications of TMC business decisions on bottom line and manages activities to produce results to support business decisions.
Leads the investigation of routine cases and outbreaks of infectious diseases, including food borne diseases and tuberculosis contact investigations
Administer and maintain TMC health system surveillance and indicator systems.
Identify and conduct applied studies, including methodology and questionnaires.
Design and conduct program evaluations, including methods and testing instruments.
Conduct TMC policy analysis based on related research and practice.
Produce data analysis, written reports and presentations for Board Quality Compliance Committee
Lead portions of community needs assessment
Develop the logic model and work plan for addressing health acquired infections
Provide technical expertise and evaluation of infection issues to TMC department managers and other health professionals.
Collaborate with other local hospitals, health care systems, and other local public health departments to complete community health needs assessments as required by state statute.
Provide mentorship and training to TMC health professionals for infection analyses and avoidance
Lead infection prevention planning, training and response as needed
Demonstrates and upholds established standards of behavior, safety, and confidentiality, as well as TMCH and department policies and standards.
Adheres to and supports staff in exhibiting TMCH values of integrity, community, compassion, and dedication. Works collaboratively and supports efforts of other team members.
Performs related duties as assigned
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in a related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Eight (8) years of infection control experience in an acute care setting required.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Certification by the National Board of Infection Control (CIC) preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of infectious diseases, OSHA, CDC, and CMS requirements, microbiology and surveillance practices for infection control.
Skill in evaluating performance and recommending improvements.
Skill in managing and training staff.
Skill in strategic planning and developing staffing plans to meet not only current needs but future needs.
Skill in coordinating risk assessments and communicating protocol to follow.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to inquiries or complaints from employees, patients and/or their representatives, and the general public.
Ability to comprehend and apply principles of statistical theory.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to interpret and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.