Job Description

Location: Morton Hospital
Posted Date: 1/25/2023

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Excellence

Stewardship

If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for daily management of infection prevention and control activities, researching, coordinating, implementing and follow up activities related to hospital wide Infection Prevention and Control Program. Conducts continuous monitoring of both community and hospital associated infections. Collaborates with hospital medical staff, and other disciplines in the creation and implementation of infection prevention and control policies and procedures. Responsible for regulatory reporting to external agencies. Responsible for evaluating staff and participating in disciplinary action/performance improvement process for staff in the area of infection control. Supervises infection control nurse(s).

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assesses, analyses and collaborates with multiple disciplines in formal and informal problem solving settings, when related to Morton Hospital nosocomial infections and future prevention.
  • Prepares accurate reports regarding nosocomial infections and sends them to the appropriate department as warranted.
  • Assumes management role of Joint Commission Infection Prevention and Control chapter leader and other Joint Commission standards as assigned.
  • Supervise infection control nurse(s).
  • Evaluates staff with respect to infection control issues and compliance.
  • Participates in disciplinary process/performance improvement process for staff in connection with infection control issues.
  • Obtains information on Morton Hospital patients with communicable diseases and refers that information to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health according to the standards established by state and federal law.
  • Reviews Morton Hospital infection prevention and control policies annually and revises as appropriate. Drafts additional policies and procedures in the area of infection prevention and control, as necessary.
  • Consults with departments, physicians, and Administration regarding infection control issues and advises accordingly.
  • Reviews infection control data to identify clusters, or quality improvement opportunities to reduce infections.
  • Recommends to Infection Control Committee practices and policies to assure compliance with regulating agencies and standards.
  • Conducts epidemiological investigations to identify sources of infections or clusters/outbreaks.
  • Provides periodic informational in-services addressing the current medical trends, needs or health concerns of Morton Hospital.
  • Personally attends and participate in workshops, mandatory voluntary in-services/competencies and unit meetings.
  • 15, Works closely with Employee Health Services department in matters of infection control regarding employees, new standards, etc. Coordinates infection prevention and control practices and procedures with Morton Hospital employees.
  • Works in conjunction with safety and emergency management staff as it relates to monitoring the environment of care and performing infection control risk assessments.
  • Facilitates process improvement initiatives for health care acquired infection.
  • Possess the ability to enter and manage data, create reports and documentation.
  • Possess knowledge of external regulatory requirements and excellent customer
  • service skills.
  • Makes recommendations with respect to budget issues associated with infection prevention and control.
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters of Science Nursing (MSN) or Bachelors in Microbiology or Master of Public Health preferred
  • Two -five years infection control and epidemiology experience in an acute care hospital environment preferred.
  • CIC (Certified Infection Control) preferred
  • Previous leadership experience preferred

Required Qualifications: Must be self motivated, organized and detail oriented. Possess solid data analysis skills. Excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills.


Additional Information

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

Important COVID message

Please note, Morton Hospital is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.

This position is subject to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Steward Health Care Workforce. Employees in this position will be required to provide adequate proof of vaccination for COVID-19 by an FDA-approved vaccine prior to starting work. Steward will consider requests for exemptions from this vaccine requirement on the basis of medical condition or sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable Federal laws.

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