Responsible for planning, designing, standardizing, implementing and coordinating Infection Prevention & Control activities across Riverside Health System in collaboration with Physician Leadership and Epidemiology practices. This position maintains current knowledge of Infection Prevention & Control standards and regulations (state, federal and other) and serves as subject matter expert. Standardizes Infection Prevention & Control process, policies & procedures across Riverside Health System. Coordinates with IP across the system to identify and implement best practices for prevention, detection and control of infections-surveillance activities, isolation precautions. Participates in facility/division and system infection prevention and control committees. In collaboration with facility IP and Physician leadership maintains up to date system policies/procedures related to IP & C based on current evidence and to assure compliance with all State, Federal regulatory and DNV/ISO standards. Provides leadership oversight in reporting internally and externally (NHSN, etc) Responsible for the development and evaluation of the Infection Control Plan(s) by completing the annual analysis, evaluation and revisions to the infection Control Plan in collaboration with facility/division IPs and stakeholders (Emergency Management, Environmental Services, Facility Engineering and Construction, Supply Chain (VAT teams) and Employee Health/Safety etc) . Identifies strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and constraints in the Plan. Consolidates IPC Plan across all facilities as appropriate. Helps to on- board and trains new employees. Develops and implements on-boarding training/education plans and modules for new IPC staff and Leadership. Provides professional development opportunities for facility IP Leadership. Assists in hiring facility IP to assure system compliance relating to infection prevention and survey readiness. Serves as resource to facility leadership during IP vacancies. Leads education to facility leads for new rules, findings and best practices of infection prevention & control requirements. In collaboration with RHS IPs, schedules audits to ensure system compliance. Serve as subject matter expert for IPC rules, standards, and products.
Education: Master's degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, other health-related field or health administration. In lieu of a Master's degree, candidates with 10 years leadership experience in healthcare infection prevention & control may be considered.
Five years of hospital infection control which includes three years of experience in an infection control management position required.
Must be very organized.
Must be able to show how a collaborative approach to work and leadership is evident in their work history.
Strong evidence of exemplary infection prevention skills and leadership skills.
Licensure/Certification: Must be licensed as Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Certification Infection Control (CIC) required.
Internal Number: 13166
About Riverside Health System
If loving your work is important to you, consider Riverside. By joining our team, you can make a difference in people's lives. Our mission is simple but powerful: to care for others as we would care for those we love. We extend that sense of caring to every patient and resident, as well as to each member of our team.
We are defined by the Riverside Care Difference, our commitment to provide safety, healing, kindness, and respect. That means clinical excellence, with a focus on best practice, evidence-based care and performance management.
Riverside Health System is a non-profit, integrated network of hospitals, physicians, continuing care facilities, wellness centers, etc. providing comprehensive, high quality health care services to citizens of eastern Virginia. Riverside has been the leading provider of state-of-the-art healthcare in the region since 1915.