Responsible for providing effective leadership and program direction for Infection Prevention within the respective Pavilion assigned. Develops a strategic plan for Infection Prevention Program that identifies short term goals that address immediate needs and priorities, identifies long terms goals that exemplify the desired state, and goals and objectives that are measurable. Maintains department operation and appropriate staffing (i.e. hiring, training, supervision, etc). Prepares monthly operational and staffing productivity report and acts as a facilitator/ liaison for departments and regulatory agencies. Develops and enforces effective policies and procedures that ensure compliance with TJC, OSHA, CDC and other county, state, and federal agencies. Directs and assists in preparing reports and statistical data to the Infection Control Committee, Chief of Staff, medical Committees and/or Administration. Provides support for the development, coordination, and integration of a District-wide Infection Prevention Program. Role models effective communication, conflict management, problem solving, negotiation, change management and leadership skills. Uses a systematic approach to monitor the effectiveness of prevention and control strategies that are consistent with the organization's goals and objectives. Systematically evaluates the effectiveness of the program appropriate to the practice setting. Functions as an integral part of performance improvement initiatives to promote positive patient and employee outcomes. Acts as an information resource for healthcare workers, medical staff, committees and departments. Works with all Medical Staff Services, Nursing and Allied Health and/or Support services to promote successful resolution and outcomes. Skilled in managing a diverse group of individuals performing a variety of functions. Serves as a change agent.
Minimum Qualifications Registered Nurse with a Bachelor's degree in nursing or related field. Certification in Infection Control preferred.
Five years clinical experience with at least three years in hospital related infection prevention program development and performance improvement programs. Have strong oral and written communication skills, Has the ability to effectively communicate and work with healthcare professionals.
One year management experience in hospital acute care setting.
Personal computer, fax machine, xerox machine, windows based programs.
Special Requirements Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contract), Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking), Writing /Composing (Correspondence 1 / Reports 1 )
Other Skills: Analytical, Design, Mathematics, Medical Terms, Research, Statistical, P.C., MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access
Work Schedule: Weekends
Internal Number: 150512
About Harris Health System
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.