Summary: The Manager of Infection Control and Employee Safety is responsible for dissemination of infection prevention information, including surveillance data, policy decisions and overall assessment of workplace safety. Workplace safety includes ensuring new hires have appropriate immunizations prior to starting to work as well as tracking immunizations, vaccinations, etc., of current staff as per CHP Policy. Responsible for the effective direction, management, and operation of the infection prevention program, including the education/competencies of staff members and any independent contractors, and consulting with the county and state department of health. Utilizes evidence-based practices such as those published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Ensures compliance with regulations and requirements from the CDC, Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), other accrediting healthcare organizations, and state regulations. Provides oversight for workplace safety by monitoring physical sites for hazards. This person will support CHP’s mission, vision, and values and will adhere to compliance protocols as well as CHP’s policies and procedures.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Reviews and implements CHP’s infection prevention and employee safety program.
• Responsible for new hire and current staff immunizations and vaccinations data collection and maintenance.
• Systematically collects, analyzes, and interprets health data in order to plan, implement, evaluate, and disseminate to appropriate public health practices.
• Ensures that existing standards and guidelines of applicable professional organizations and regulatory and governmental agencies are incorporated into the program.
• Reviews relevant public health issues to integrate into practice, serves as a consultant and resource person regarding infection prevention and employee safety issues for all facility personnel, collaborates with other healthcare professionals within and outside of the facility, and implements infection prevention education programs.
• Systematically collects and analyzes healthcare-associated infection data using epidemiological principles and statistical methods to identify trends and risk factors.
• Looks for opportunities to prevent injury to employees and in collaboration with appropriate management, responds to concerns or incidents concerning employee safety.
• Makes recommendations regarding the prevention and control of infection and employee injury.
• Provides advice for all staff members regarding the management of infectious patients and other infection prevention issues
• Receives, evaluates, and triages incident reports of employee injury. Provides information and trending to Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) on a quarterly basis for risk management reports.
• Manages annual flu vaccine and other vaccine initiatives.
• Develops and implements the annual infection prevention plan, evaluating the annual plan for goal achievement.
• Partners with consultants in ergonomics and HR to develop accommodations for employees at risk for workplace injury
• In partnership with the VP for Infrastructure and Compliance and Director of Quality and Patient Safety, rounding in all CHP facilities with focus on preventing infection and employee injury.
• Ensuring the completion of audits regarding the implementation of and compliance with selected policies.
• Liaise with the CMO and CHRO regarding relevant staff member health issues.
• Liaise with clinical teams regarding the development of standards, audits, and research.
• Provides reports to CMO and designated managers regarding the results of infection prevention program goal achievements and matters of concern
• Cooperating with the county and state department of health regarding infectious and communicable disease
• Develops and updates the Blood-Borne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.
• Other duties as assigned.
Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Essential Skills and Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.