LCMC Health RN/Manager Infection Control in New Orleans, Louisiana

University Medical Center New Orleans is the academic medical center of LCMC Health and the ultimate expression of a nearly 300-year legacy of serving the people of New Orleans and South Louisiana. With our academic partners, including Louisiana State University and Tulane University Schools of Medicine, we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals and leading research to find tomorrow's cures and treatments. From expert primary care and the widest variety of specialty care to cutting edge emergency care and the region's only Level 1 Trauma Center, UMC offers the area the widest breadth of healthcare services.

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We are looking for medical professionals who are just as passionate as we are about providing the best medical care in the safest environment. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. Whether you're a seasoned healthcare professional or just starting out, a career at UMC places you at the center of a dynamic community of providers, learners and staff with a singular focus on patient-centric care. We offer a state-of-the-art facility with breakthrough technology, and professionals committed to helping our community become healthier.

POSITION SUMMARY: This management position requires 24-hour responsibility for the operations of Infection Prevention and Control Services. The manager is responsible for the development, direction, evaluation and modification of all Infection Prevention and Control processes.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Education: Graduate of an accredited registered nursing program. Master’s preferred.

Experience: Three (3) years of experience in Infection Prevention and Control. Five (5) years of Infection Prevention management or supervisory experience, preferred.

License/Certification: Valid Louisiana license or temporary permit to practice professional nursing. Certification in Infection Control, preferred.

Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: A background in clinical nursing and infection prevention and control processes is essential. This position requires specialized training and extensive knowledge of infection control principles, practices, infection prevention & control standards and epidemiological principles. Must have extensive knowledge of expectations of various regulatory agencies which govern the principles and practices of infection prevention & control. In addition, must have skills in statistical analysis and must continually update knowledge of current infection prevention & control recommendations to ensure compliance with the local and national standards to meet the requirements for hospital accreditation. Basic computer skills is a necessity. The incumbent must have the ability to effectively communicate utilizing written and verbal skills.

POSITION DUTIES: Manage facility-wide Infection Prevention and Control for patients, health care workers and visitors. Manage the Infection Control staff to assure the appropriate planning, development, and implementation of various infection prevention and control applications are in place. Plans and facilitates the process of risk assessment or problem identification and develops strategies for interventions and evaluates the effectiveness of interventions.

Plans, writes, and implements policies which fulfill CDC, The Joint Commission, CMS, and OSHA standards. Assure compliance with written guidelines and procedures based on current laws, guidelines and procedures based on current laws, guidelines, and standards. Ensure reports to National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) contain accurate data and are submitted on schedule. Reviews and approves facility Infection Prevention and Control Plan, policies and procedures.

Directs needs assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of Infection Control education programs for specific areas based on risks and surveillance data. Develops and provides educational programs for infection prevention.

Facilitates monthly analysis of surveillance data to be reported to the Infection Control Committee. Collaborates with the Medical Director on complex medical issues. Provides necessary guidance to the Infection Control Committee meeting as needed.

Develops communication methods to notify state and local health agencies, department heads, and supervisors of information necessary to ensure continuity of care and to meet public health requirements.

Communicates necessary operational and practice changes required to comply with standards set forth by regulatory, licensing, certification, and accrediting agencies. Assures Infection Prevention and Control interests are represented at multidisciplinary meetings.

UMC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.