Infection Preventionist lll- Environment of Care (EOC)
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Internal Number: 135184
We are seeking a leader for the Environment of Care (EOC) group to join our Infection Prevention team. The Infection Preventionist-III, EOC Lead (IP-III) will provide programmatic leadership, as well as develop, review, and update the facility's protocols and procedures for infection control and prevention as they relate to the environment of care (i.e., construction/renovation, plant engineering, environmental services, etc). The IP-III will ensure adherence through rounding, education & intervention & act as a consultant/collaborator with EOC partners and institutional stakeholders through committees and informal interaction. The IP-III will play an active role in program vision and management as a member of the Program Leadership Team, and will participate in the supervision, development, coaching, motivation and evaluation of department personnel. Consistent communication will occur through facilitation of staff meetings, leadership team meetings and individual interactions.
CAREER LEVEL SUMMARY:
??? Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise and knowledge of EOC activities
??? Independently achieves operational, project, and service objectives
??? Leads other employees, teams or projects of risk
??? Manages varied and complex cases; trains others within job area
Supervise, conduct, and oversee health risks from the built environment, including air and water. Complete necessary reports, review and approve infection control risk assessments (ICRAs) and facilities and construction documentation, and maintain records to document infection prevention and control activities. Lead collaboration with program members and external stakeholders to identify areas of risk from the built environment to patients, visitors and employees. Make recommendations to Program Leadership Team based on learnings. Participate in and lead the development of policies and procedures to identify and reduce risks to patients, families and employees. Lead and coordinate outbreak investigations and bio response preparation and execution. Oversee collaboration with Employee Health and Occupational Safety and Environmental Health to provide post exposure testing, treatment and prophylaxis. Lead the program in one of the following key areas
Establish and maintain working relationships with stakeholders throughout CCHMC to carry out Infection Prevention and Control program EOC activities. Respond to Program Coordinator requests and deadlines in a timely manner. Supervise provision of accurate, concise information in response to stakeholder inquiries. Represent the program as a leader and active member of committees and group rounds to identify risks, facilitate policy adherence, and insure compliance with regulatory standards at the hospital base and satellite facilities. May represent the Program Director or other members of the Program Leadership Team in their absence.
Under the direction of the Medical Director or designee, lead or participate in research activities related to infection prevention and control. Collaborate in publication and presentation of program data in peer-reviewed journals and at local and national conferences. May identify mentor(s) and project for advanced degree training or certification (e.g., master's degree). May participate in or lead project development and funding proposal submission.
Oversee data entry into and maintain local and external electronic databases. Conduct and oversee regular, routine data analysis and visual report displays to provide meaningful data to program members and stakeholders. Review timeliness, accuracy, availability and security of information. May instruct and oversee others data management efforts.
Participate, lead, and support performance improvement efforts related to infection prevention and control environment of care
??? Masters degree in related field. Requires clinical license, certification or training
??? 5 - 7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
??? Masters degree in environmental health, public health or related field
??? Experience with CMS regulations for the built healthcare environment
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