Infection Prevention Manager, 8a-4:30p Atlanta, GA
Emory Healthcare’s Office of Quality is seeking an Infection Prevention specialist, preferably an RN, to work with the Epidemiologist and other Infection Preventionists to plan, organize and direct the entity specific day-to-day operations related to monitoring, prevention and control of infection. The IP Manager serves as a consultant on infection prevention issues and assists in providing a safe environment.
Participates in developing and implementing infection prevention policies and procedures.
Ensures TJC/CMS/DPH standards are met and complied with by staff.
This position will provide 20% of its efforts devoted to administrative duties; the remaining 80% will be to support infection prevention activities.
Collaborates with leadership in the Office of Quality to develop the annual budget for the Infection Prevention Departments.
Supervises and performs annual performance evaluations on other Infection Preventionists as appropriate.
Conducts infection prevention rounds.
Collects, organizes, and analyzes data and generates and provides accurate and complete reports for management and/or regulatory agencies.
Interprets applicable regulations and establishes filing and auditing procedures to ensure records and files are accurate and in compliance.
Evaluates risk of transmission of infectious agents and implements quality performance improvement initiatives to provide a safe environment for patients.
Performs structured surveillance for monitored healthcare associated infections using nationally established standards and evaluates incidents, trends and threshold information on other infections as needed.
Works with the infection prevention team to conduct cluster and outbreak investigations; institutes control measures as needed.
Ensures staff compliance with Standard Precautions and blood-borne pathogen policies/procedures. Serves as consultant on infection control issues.
Assesses needs and develops and implements staff development and training and in-service programs as appropriate.
Serves as principle member of the Infection Prevention Committee and participates on other committees and in research studies as appropriate.
Bachelor's degree in a healthcare or related field and 5 years Infection prevention experience, or Master's degree in related field and 3 years Infection prevention experience.
Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Georgia preferred.
Certification in Infection Control required.
At Emory Healthcare, we are transforming the face of health care and advancing medical discoveries through the integration of science and caring. We are proud to be Georgia’s only health system with three Magnet®-designated hospitals. Our teams work collaboratively to care for medically complex, high-acuity patients across a full range of hospitals, clinics and practices, with an emphasis on evidence-based practice.
As a nationally recognized academic health system, we promote the ongoing professional and personal development of our employees. We believe in recognizing the contributions of our people with a highly competitive benefits and compensation package, with pay based on experience and clinical specialty. At Emory Healthcare, we are committed to providing our employees the best place to work, learn and grow. By inspiring our people to be the best versions of themselves, we enable them to perform at their best for our patients and for each other – because, in the final analysis, we are all in this together.
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About Emory Healthcare
As the largest health care system in Georgia and the only health network in the state that brings together a full range of hospitals, clinics and local practices, Emory Healthcare is committed to providing patients and families with better, more collaborative care for all of their medical needs.
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