Manager | Infection Control

Location: Bellingham, WA
Date Posted: 09-19-2018
Located 1 1/2 hours north of Seattle and a short distance south of the Canadian border, Bellingham is bordered by the Puget Sound waters of Bellingham Bay.  The city is marked by dramatic hills and dotted by three lakes.  Residents are, quite simply, inspired by magnificent scenery. Residents are also immersed in a culture of outdoor recreation that includes hiking, biking, running, climbing, camping, kayaking, sailing, golf and snow sports. The city boasts several local breweries, wineries, distilleries and pubs. Families enjoy uncrowded shorelines, parks, and other attractions.  In short, Bellingham is a wonderland for outdoors-loving folks of literally every stage of life - and a great place to call home.
Looking for a change of scenery?  We seek candidates with a Bachelors degree in public health, epidemiology, nursing (AA degree acceptable) or medical technology program (American Society for Clinical Pathology), or other equivalent discipline for the role of Manager of Infection Prevention.  In this role you will lead the coordination of the Infection Prevention department day to day operations of the assigned network to ensure that the hospital implements best practices and processes to reduce and eliminate hospital acquired infections, incorporates appropriate vaccination and prevention strategies, and accurate methods of surveillance and reporting of infection rates. You will be responsible for results including costs, methods, and staffing.  You will be responsible for operational performance, quality, service environment and regulatory compliance.  You will ensure that the hospital meets or exceeds all regulatory and accreditation requirements associated with infection control.  You will be responsible, in collaboration with other health care team members, for the surveillance of healthcare acquired infections; educating caregivers about infection prevention; and developing policies and procedures to insure rigorous infection prevention and control standards to reduce the risk of infection to patients, visitors, and caregivers. You will assure compliance with external agency guidelines including accreditation bodies, OSHA, State Epidemiology and Public Health Department, and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) requirements. 
Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, nursing (AA degree acceptable) or medical technology program (American Society for Clinical Pathology), or other equivalent discipline, or experience in the field of infectious disease and prevention. Preference given to candidates with a Master’s in Nursing, Public Health or Epidemiology.  Must have three (3) or more years of infection preventionist in a hospital setting.  Must have two (2) or more years of leadership experience.  Must have strong knowledge in infection prevention practices, microbiology, epidemiology, and adult learning.  Professional certification in infection control (CIC) is preferred (must be obtained within 1 year of date of hire).
Competitive compensation and benefits.  Relocation assistance is available.  This is an excellent opportunity to join a 239-bed hospital whose caregivers serve patients and their families to provide healing care for the mind, body and spirit.  For more information call 941.739.1400 or submit your resume now by clicking on the button below that says "Apply Now."
Eric Boelkins
Edge Recruitment Solutions
888.666.2450 or 941.739.1400
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