The infection prevention & control manager is responsible for the direction, management and operation of the program, utilizing evidence-based practices such as those published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The manager ensures compliance with regulations and requirements from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), The Joint Commission (TJC), other accrediting healthcare organizations, and state regulations. The designated person is given the authority to implement and enforce the Surveillance, Prevention and Control Program policies, coordinate all infection prevention and control within the hospital and facilitate ongoing monitoring of the effectiveness of prevention and/or control activities and interventions.
Minimum education, training and background for the successful candidate include:
a.Experienced healthcare professional with a health sciences background;
oTypically a registered nurse (RN), physician, epidemiologist, or medical technologist (MT).
oHas knowledge and experience in patient care practices, microbiology, aseptic technique, disinfection/sterilization, adult education, infectious diseases, communication, program administration, and epidemiology.
b.Preferred: Certified in infection prevention and control when eligible through the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology; and maintains certification.
oCompletes a basic infection control training course within the first six months of entering the profession or being hired at a Tenet facility, whichever comes first.
c.Baccalaureate degree preferred, or, in recognition of the current demographics of the field, IPs without a baccalaureate degree are considered compliant with entry-level educational standards as long as certification is maintained.
Three (3) years in Infection Control in acute care setting preferred.
Registered Nurse-Licensed in the state of Florida required.
Certification in Infection Control preferred.
Field of Expertise: nursing, microbiology
Tenet complies with federal, state, and/or local laws regarding mandatory vaccination of its workforce. If you are offered this position and must be vaccinated under any applicable law, you will be required to show proof of full vaccination or obtain an approval of a religious or medical exemption prior to your start date. If you receive an exemption from the vaccination requirement, you will be required to submit to regular testing in accordance with the law.
Primary Location: Delray Beach, Florida
Facility: Delray Medical Center
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.