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Director of Infection Control
Harbor City, California
In this role, you will direct the management, planning, development, implementation, evaluation/continuous improvement of an infection prevention and control program across the entire care continuum. You will collaborate with and make recommendations to the medical center and facility leadership team to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies and ensure facility-wide and departmental policies and procedures that comply with current Regulatory standards. Through strategic planning, expert leadership and consultation, you will direct the identification and implementation of infection control goals and objectives related to surveillance, data analysis and reporting, infection prevention, and control practices that eliminate potential infection hazards for members, physicians, staff, and visitors. You will be responsible for appropriate selection and usage of products and equipment related to cleaning, antisepsis, disinfection and sterilization, facility design, and construction; directing the development and implementation of educational programs designed to reduce or prevent infection; and ensuring compliance with all mandated regulatory reporting requirements including but not limited to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). In addition, you will provide infection prevention and control programs/services that add value and integrated with departmental, facility, medical center, and organizational business and clinical goals/objectives.
At least three years of experience as an infection control professional
At least three years of experience in an established infection prevention/control program in an acute care hospital including at least two years of program management/supervisory experience
A baccalaureate degree; a master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, environmental health, microbiology, or other public health related field preferred
A current and valid license to practice nursing or a related health care discipline (e.g. clinical laboratory science)
CDC course or Certification in Infection Control
The ability to demonstrate knowledge of microbiology, laboratory procedures, aseptic technique and epidemiological techniques
Demonstrated knowledge/experience in leading performance improvement initiatives preferred
The ability to comprehend and utilize epidemiological/public health data and statistical methods, screen and interpret data results for variations and/or errors
The ability to function as a liaison person, instructor/communicator, consultant, manager, and program manager
The ability to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment
For immediate consideration, please visit http://kp.org/careers for complete qualifications and job submission details, referencing job number 846194.
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
This position supports Kaiser Permanente’s code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and internal policies and procedures.
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As America's largest nonprofit health plan, serving over 8.6 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia, we're driven by the needs of our patients and our responsibility to the communities we serve. We recruit high-caliber individuals and provide them with a positive work environment, outstanding facilities and resources, competitive wages, and exceptional benefits. If you believe quality of care and quality of life go hand in hand, this is the place to put your beliefs into practice.