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Infection Prevention Director

Banner Health

This is a Full-time position in Gilbert, AZ posted June 10, 2021.

Primary City/State:
Gilbert, Arizona
Department Name:
Infection Control-Hosp
Work Shift:
Day
Job Category:
Risk, Quality and Safety
Offers a $20,000 Sign-On Bonus*

Banner Health believes leadership matters, and we look for people who share our vision making health care easier, so life can be better.

Our leaders are at the front of the health care transformation, planning the future of Banner Health.

Located in the town of Gilbert, our Banner Gateway Medical Center and MD Anderson Cancer Center offer a 37-bed, all private, Level 4 trauma designated Emergency Department that is well-equipped to diagnose and treat an array of illnesses and injuries.

Banner Gateway Medical Center is a fully electronic medical center offering the ideal environment for patient and family-focused care.

It is the next generation of hospital care within a healing environment designed to enhance patient outcomes, patient healing and patient safety.

As the Infection Prevention Program Director, you will be responsible for managing and supervising all activities related to the prevention, control, documentation and reporting of nosocomial acquired infections and communicable diseases at Banner Gateway Medical Center.

These responsibilities include setting standards and evaluating compliance for practices that are associated with the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections.

This will include (but are not limited to) surveillance, analysis, and reporting.

A crucial aspect will be designing, leading and maintaining a hospital -based infection prevention and control program.

Banner Healthcare’s goal is to provide a safe environment through the prevention of infection in patients, families, employees, and visitors.

Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health.

Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family.

We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.

*Bonus is subject to terms and conditions of employment.
Your pay and benefits are important components of your journey at Banner Health.

This opportunity includes the option to participate in a variety of health, financial, and security benefits.

In addition, this position may be eligible for our Management Incentive Program as part of your Total Rewards package.Experience innovative technology and exceptional opportunities for growth and development at Banner Health’s state-of-the-art hospital Banner Gateway Medical Center.

With comprehensive electronic medical records, physician order entry, digital radiography and proprietary advanced patient monitoring, Banner Gateway provides you with the innovative resources you need to provide your patients with the best care possible.

Our commitment to nursing excellence has enabled us to achieve Magnet™ recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Located near Phoenix in Gilbert, Ariz., Banner Gateway Medical Center offers 176 private rooms, eight operating suites, a 37-bed emergency department and shares a campus with the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Key specialties include oncology, obstetrics, bariatric surgery, emergency and other services that focus on meeting the changing needs of the dynamic and growing community we serve.

About Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center Located in Gilbert, Ariz.

(the Phoenix Metro area) on the Banner Gateway Campus, the center provides world-class care for oncology patients
– both inpatient and outpatient
– and has also brought leading oncology programs to the Banner Gateway campus including Stem Cell Transplantation and comprehensive Head & Neck cancer care.

Our capabilities include five linear accelerator vaults, a brachytherapy vault, an advanced diagnostic imaging suite with PET/CT scan, more than 50 infusion bays, a cryopreservation lab and much more.

Our inpatient medical oncology unit also incorporates a program that utilizes the electronic surveillance partnership in caring for the patient, where remote nurses have the ability to interact with patients via two way audio-video to assist the bedside nurse with patient care.
POSITION SUMMARY

This position, under the direction of the infection prevention committee, is responsible for the effective direction, management and operation of the infection prevention and control/epidemiology department, including education of hospital personnel and consultation with the organization, CDC, and the county and state health departments.

The responsibilities encompass compliance with Joint Commission (JC) standards, CMS, OSHA, and state regulations, outbreak investigation, and overall direction of the infection prevention and control program.

The position works closely with both system and operating entities leaders and medical staff to improve quality and outcomes of clinical care related to infection prevention.

All work processed by the incumbent is considered confidential and protected from discovery, pursuant to state statutes.

CORE FUNCTIONS

1.

Ensures that all services provided meet with the facility’s needs and expectations.

Manages the department in a cost-effect manner by accurately forecasting budgetary and staffing needs, and manages expenses within budgetary constraints.

Devises action plans to correct negative variances.

May maintain a competent and motivated staff through proper selection, training, evaluating and termination, as necessary.

2.

Establishes, implements and administers departmental goals, objectives, policies and procedures; conducts ongoing review of hospital policies, procedures and guidelines to identify infection prevention and control discrepancies and implements revisions as necessary.

Provides ongoing assessment of performance, analyzes infection outcome data, and identifies performance improvement opportunities or trends.

Conducts high level assessments, gathers information and collaborates with the appropriate process owner(s) to identify opportunities for improvement.

Analyzes data for administrative and clinical decision making.

3.

Develops and coordinates the infection prevention and control program throughout the facility.

Implements the program by formulating, establishing and evaluating policies and procedures relating to patient care infection prevention and control measures throughout the facility that ensure compliance with JC, OSHA, CDC, CMS and other county, state, and federal regulatory agencies.

4.

Serves as a resource and subject matter expert to staff, leaders, medical staff, patients and the community for infection prevention and control.

Initiates epidemiological investigations of significant clusters of infections and single cases of unusual infection.

Serves as a subject matter expert for the facility and system related to emerging infections, public health crisis and emergency management.

5.

Directs and assists in preparing reports and statistical data for the infection prevention committee, medical staff committees, medical executive committee and the facility’s administration and other committees as needed.

6.

Responsibility for infection prevention at large healthcare entities (>100 beds) and contribution to system-level infection prevention activities.

Internal customers include all assigned entity administrators, physicians, staff and corporate administrators, leadership team and staff.

External customers include accreditation and regulatory organizations, payers, patients and physicians.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Requires Masters in Public Health (MPH), Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) or master’s degree in other healthcare related field or Bachelors degree in healthcare related field and experience equivalent to masters degree.

Requires certification in Infection Control (CIC).

Must have a proficiency level typically attained with 5 years experience in infection prevention or diseases surveillance experience in a public health setting.

Must possess demonstrated flexibility in responding to the needs of multiple constituencies with a service-oriented philosophy.

Demonstrated ability to lead and facilitate multi
– disciplinary teams.

Must possess demonstrated skill in problem analysis, project management, conflict resolution and oral and written presentations.

Requires ability to balance and manage multiple projects.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Computer skills, research and basic statistical knowledge is preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Full time

R30604

About Us

Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve.

Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better.

The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

We are proud to offer a comprehensive benefit package for all benefit-eligible positions.

Please visit our Total Rewards Guide for more information.

Banner Health supports a drug-free work environment.