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Executive Director Infection Control

Company: WellStar Health System
Location: Marietta
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

How would you like to work in a place where your contributions and ideas are valued? A place where you can serve with compassion, pursue excellence and honor every voice? At Wellstar, our mission is simple, yet powerful: to enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve. We are proud to have become a shining example of what's possible when the brightest professionals dedicate themselves to making a difference in the healthcare industry, and in people's lives. Responsibilities Executive Director of Infection Prevention serves as the System expert for all infection surveillance and analysis activities to advance WellStar Health System operational performance related to infections.

  • The Executive Director of IP ensures timely identification and disposition of infection events and supports the analysis of complex infection data and trends for the determination of improvement initiatives.
  • Oversees hospitals/components development, implementation and evaluation of their infection prevention/control plans and assists in coordinating the programs with the larger communities.
  • Facilitates the development, and implementation of policies and procedures that govern prevention and control of infections and communicable diseases collaborating with all areas.
  • Ensures policies and procedures are in compliance with current regulatory standards/requirements.
  • Works with hospitals/components to annually identify areas at risk and utilizes this information when annual system/hospital safety and quality goals are established.
  • Establishes system tactics for infection prevention/control and monitors activities around actions.
  • The Executive Director serves as an advisor to the Product Value Analysis Teams and liaison between the analysis teams and sites. He/She also regularly collaborates with the Infectious Disease Physician and Director of Occupational Health and OSHA oversight as indicated. Job Requirements: Required Minimum Education Baccalaureate degree from an accredited school of nursing, Public Health, or Epidemiology required.Masters degree from an accredited school of nursing, Public Health or Epidemiology preferred.Required Minimum Licensure/Certification National certification in infection control is required.Required Minimum Experience A minimum of twelve (12) years of experience in established infection prevention program at acute care hospital, including five (5) to seven (7) years of management. Two (2) years of program leadership experience is required. Experience in outpatient/ambulatory settings is preferred.

Keywords: WellStar Health System, Marietta , Executive Director Infection Control, Executive , Marietta, Georgia

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