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Infection Prevention Supervisor

cdcfoundation · 30+ days ago
$104k+
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The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the go-to nonprofit authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has raised over $1.9 billion and launched more than 1,300 programs impacting a variety of health threats from chronic disease conditions including cardiovascular disease and cancer, to infectious diseases like rotavirus and HIV, to emergency responses, including COVID-19 and Ebola. The CDC Foundation managed hundreds of programs in the United States and in more than 90 countries last year. Visit www.cdcfoundation.org for more information.  

Position Highlights:

Position Title: Infection Prevention Supervisor
Location: Hybrid (must be located in Arizona)
Position End Date:7/31/2024
Salary: $104,000 plus benefits


Overview:

The CDC Foundation seeks candidates for a full-time Infection Prevention Supervisor to support the Arizona Department of Health Services. The position will report to the Chief of the Office of Healthcare-Associated Infections and will lead and coordinate assignments for two infection preventionists.
This is an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s leading agency charged with protecting the public's health. The CDC Foundation offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package.


Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s Degree in an applied clinical science (nursing, public health, microbiology, clinical laboratory science, medical technology or related field) required. Master’s degree preferred.
● Certified in Infection Control (CIC®) by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC) required.
● At least five years of experience as an infection preventionist (IP) in acute care infection prevention with at least two years in a supervisory role required.


Preferred Skills:

● Broad knowledge of infection prevention in congregate care settings with previous experience in hospital-based IPC programs to reduce HAIs in targeted settings (dialysis, long-term care, outpatient, long-term acute care hospitals and acute care).
● Ability to plan, implement and evaluate infection control practices, policies and procedures.
● Ability to perform on-site assessments in healthcare and congregate facilities.
● Strong technical skills including word processing, spreadsheet development and management, and database management, with an emphasis on proficiency in Google Suite.
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience reviewing and editing documents and interviewing.
● Ability to organize and prioritize tasks efficiently.
● Ability to work independently and use strong judgment based on existing knowledge.


Responsibilities:

● Lead and coordinate day-to-day assignments for a team of infection preventionists.
● Creates/updates standard operating procedures and protocols for activities related to infection prevention and control
● Participates in strategic planning; develops and implements ideas to promote infection prevention and control efforts throughout the state
● Conduct on-site (travel involved) and teleconference infection prevention and control program assessments in healthcare and congregate care settings; including long-term care facilities, assisted living, memory care and other facilities as directed
● Complete summary reports of facility assessments with facility recommendations and disseminate within 2 weeks of assessment. A mitigation tool should be provided with the findings report when necessary.
● Follow-up with facilities after assessments to ensure recommendations are implemented
● Provide education to licensing surveyors on infection prevention and control and how to best identify needs at facilities
● Conduct infection prevention trainings on a variety of infection prevention topics including personal protective equipment, hand hygiene, cleaning and disinfection, infection control precautions and surveillance methods in a variety of educational formats (e.g. oral presentations, recorded videos, webinars, quick guides, templates).
● Provide consultation, in conjunction with the local/tribal health department, for outbreak investigations, especially those associated with healthcare facilities.
● Interview healthcare facilities about risk factors associated with outbreak or exposure situations to ensure community practices are safe and meet guidelines.
● Provide infection prevention subject matter expertise in drafting, reviewing, and editing technical reports, infection control guidelines, and quality educational materials on a diverse spectrum of infection prevention topics, from risk assessment to transmission-based precautions.
● Provide consultation to local health jurisdictions and provide them with resources and trainings to build capacity for quality site assessments and how to build infection prevention and control expertise
● Educate and train internal staff about appropriate precautions to prevent and control diseases
● Evaluate research and evidence-based practices and incorporate appropriate findings into routine practice
● Serve as the subject matter expert for general infection prevention and control practices
● Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance, and reliable private transportation.


Special Notes:  

This position requires the operation of a motor vehicle as a component of the job responsibilities and duties. In adherence with CDC Foundation’s Driver Safety Motor Vehicle Policy (“Policy”), offers for employment for this position require the Applicant to provide authorization to the CDC Foundation to conduct a Motor Vehicle Record (“MVR”) review both pre-employment and also annually post-employment while in this position. Additionally, if an offer of employment is accepted, employees in these positions must possess and maintain a valid driver's license in their state of residence, self-report motor vehicle violations/convictions, and provide proof of acceptable insurance coverage with mandatory minimum coverages as set forth within the Driver Safety Motor Vehicle policy. All offers of employment and continued employment for this position are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications of this Policy.

This role is involved in a dynamic public health program. As such, roles and responsibilities are subject to change as situations evolve. Roles and responsibilities listed above may be expanded upon or updated to match priorities and needs, once written approval is received by both the CDC Foundation and Arizona Department of Health Services, in order to best support the State of Arizona in their public health programming.

This position is Hybrid and located in Arizona. CDC Foundation retains the right to make adjustments to this as required.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law.

We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.

The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.
 
Relocation expenses are not included.

Last updated on Mar 6, 2024

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