Kaiser Permanente Infection Prevention Manager in Panorama City, California

At one site/medical center and associated medical office buildings or assigned geographic area within a service area, manages the planning, development, implementation, evaluation/continuous improvement of an infection prevention and control program across entire care continuum. Collaborates with and makes recommendations to facility leadership team to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies and assures facility-wide and departmental policies and procedures that comply with current Regulatory standards. Through strategic planning, expert leadership and consultation, identifies and implements infection control goals and objectives related to: surveillance, data analysis and reporting, infection prevention and control practices that eliminate potential infection hazards for members, physicians, staff and visitors, appropriate selection and usage of products and equipment related to cleaning, antisepsis, disinfection, and sterilization, facility design and construction. Develops and implements educational programs designed to reduce or prevent infection. Provides infection prevention and control programs/services that add value and integrated with departmental, facility and organizational business and clinical goals/objectives.

Essential Responsibilities: - Manages the planning, development, implementation, evaluation/improvement of infection prevention and control services/programs that meet or exceed established standards/performance measures for quality, member/patient satisfaction, cost, employee quality of work life, physician/client department satisfaction, clinical outcomes and regulatory compliance. - Coordinates and integrates infection prevention and control services/programs across the continuum of care (primary, secondary, continuing care) and ensures that services/programs are of uniform and consistent value, quality, performance and cost throughout all departments in a medical center and its associated outpatient/satellite buildings. - Provides direct supervision and leadership to Infection Control Department staff. - Hires, fires, promotes, demotes, manages and evaluates staff performance and development. - In partnership with medical center managers develops, monitors and modifies Infection Prevention and Control Program department specific goals/objectives as appropriate. - Provides services/programs which meet identified needs of client departments. - Assures compliance with applicable regulatory requirements through interpretation of Regulatory Standards, investigation of disease outbreaks and exposures, surveillance and reporting communicable diseases to the Department of Health Services as required. - Develop operating budget, capital expense, and remodel requirements as appropriate, monitors and analyzes financial reports and justifies variances; manages and/or reduces costs. - Develops and maintains effective communication with administrative/management staff and physicians. - Acts as the Infection Prevention and Control liaison/consultant for the entire medical center and satellites. - Through surveillance activities, monitors, reports and develops applicable intervention for infection trends (e.g. Regional/ Divisional Indicators, Board Report, facility specific indicators, etc.) in the acute and ambulatory settings. - Coordinates the development and review of Infection Prevention and Control Standards of Care Policy and Procedure manuals. - Develops, implements and improves systems, methods, processes to evaluate/improve performance and quality outcomes/ measures for infection prevention and control services/programs. - Together with the Infection Control Committee Chair, initiates research projects and epidemiological investigations of significant clusters of infection or serious communicable disease concern. - Patient Safety: Accountable to promote an organizational culture of safety and ensure appropriate patient safety standards and guidelines are implemented consistently in the delivery of health care to our patients, including but not limited to: TJC, National Quality Forum, and Leapfrog. See Patient Safety Management Accountabilities Addendum for job specific accountabilities.

Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: Experience - Minimum four (4) years of experience in an acute care hospital utilizing knowledge of medical and surgical procedures, treatments and patient management. Education - Baccalaureate degree License, Certification, Registration - CDC course or Certification in Infection Control.

Additional Requirements: - Ability to demonstrate knowledge of microbiology, laboratory procedures, aseptic technique and epidemiological techniques. - Demonstrated ability to comprehend and utilize epidemiological/public health data and statistical methods; screen and interpret data results for variations and/or errors; apply organizational, problem-solving, decision making and delegation and change management skills; function as a liaison person, instructor/communicator, consultant, manager, and coordinator. - Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications: - Current valid California license to practice nursing or related healthcare discipline (e.g. clinical laboratory science).

  • Master's degree in public health, epidemiology, environmental health, microbiology or other public health related field.

COMPANY Kaiser PermanenteTITLE Infection Prevention ManagerLOCATION Panorama City, CAREQNUMBER 616119

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.