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Director, Infection Prevention

Company: JPS Health Network
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Who We Are

JPS Health Network is a $950 million, tax-supported health care system in North Texas. Licensed for 578 beds, the network features 75 locations across Fort Worth, with John Peter Smith Hospital --home to Tarrant County's first and only Level 1 Trauma Center, only psychiatric emergency services site, and the largest hospital-based family medical residency program in the nation - and more than 40 community-based clinics. All told, our network employs more than 7,200 people.

Acclaim is our multispecialty medical practice group featuring over 300 providers serving the JPS Health Network. Specialties range from primary care to general surgery and trauma. The Acclaim group formed around a common set of incentives and expectations supporting the operational, financial, and clinical performance

outcomes of the network. Our goal is to provide high quality, compassionate clinical care for every patient, every time.

Why JPS?

We're more than a hospital. We're 7,200 of the most dedicated people you could ever meet. Our goal is to make sure the people of our community get the care they need and deserve. As community stewards, we abide by three rules:

1. Own it.Everyone who wears the JPS badge contributes to our journey to excellence.

2. Seek joy.Every day, every shift, we celebrate our patients, smile, and emphasize positivity.

3. Don't be a jerk.Everyone is treated with courtesy and respect. Smiling, laughter, compassion - key components of our everyday experience at JPS.

When working here, you're surrounded by passion, diversity, and dedication. We look forward to meeting you!

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Job Description:

Description: The Director Infection Prevention is responsible for directing, managing and ensuring compliance with the Infection Prevention and Control standards of the organization. This job serves as a resource for the organization, health system, and community on infection prevention and control issues. This role also acts as a key facilitator for Joint Commission (JC) preparation and is a primary resource for the continued readiness team on all standards related to infection prevention and control.

Typical Duties:

* Prepares department operating budgets on an annual basis and monitors areas of responsibility for compliance within current budget.
* Prepares and administers departmental performance evaluations.
* Promotes departmental and organizational activities for providing courteous customer service to patients, families, visitors and internal customers.
* Participates in leadership development activities; implements strategies and processes to improve employee morale and performance.
* Works with physicians, organizational leaders, community leaders, and staff to promote understanding of infection prevention and control (IPC) regulations and functions.
* Completes hospitals mandatory knowledge and competency documentation requirements within designated timeframe.
* Directs, supervises and supports functions of the Department of Infection Prevention staff.
* Detects and records nosocomial infections on a systematic and current basis using National Healthcare Safety Network definitions and reports them to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
* Develops plans for and provides leadership to the implementation of efforts to reduce common nosocomial infections within the institution including but not limited to catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI), central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI), Clostridium difficile infection, surgical site infections, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection, and ventilator-associated events.
* Performs daily reviews of microbiology epidemiological report to detect clustering of pathogenic organisms in patient population.
* Oversees preparation of IPC Surveillance data presented to the Infection Prevention and Control Committee (IPCC). Immediately informs the Medical Director of Infection Control and Prevention of surveillance findings involving unusual organisms or clustering.
* Conducts epidemiologic investigations of these findings with the assistance of the Medical Director of Infection Control and Prevention.
* Monitors isolation practices and Standard Precautions while conducting surveillance activities on nursing units and in hospital departments. Reports identified problems to the manager of that particular unit.
* Supervises staff by determining workloads and schedules; evaluates and makes hiring, corrective action and termination recommendations; and ensures staff are oriented, trained and are following health system policies and departmental procedures.
* Leads the drafting of the annual IPC plan for the organization and ensures that it is fully implemented once approved.
* Performs other job related duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience:
* Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration, Business, Nursing, or other related field of study from an accredited program of Nursing.
* 5 plus years of supervisory and/or leadership experience in a healthcare setting.
* 2 plus years of experience in Infection Control with strong/expert working knowledge of infectious diseases, data collection, and/or basis statistics.
Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:
* If a nurse, a current licensure by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas or proof of reciprocity of licensure between the State of Texas and another state.
* Infection Control certification (CIC) upon hire, or within one year of hire.
Preferred Education and Experience:
* 2 plus years of relevant clinical experience
* Clinical licensure (RN/DO/MD/etc.)
Preferred Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:
* Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)
* CIC upon hire.

Location Address:

1400 S. Main Street

Fort Worth, Texas, 76104

United States

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