Sep 26, 2020

Program Manager Infection Prevention and Associate Safety

  • SCL Health
  • Miles City, MT 59301, USA

Job Description

>

You.

 

You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Program Manager of Infection Prevention and Associate Safety.

 

You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly.

 

You’re equally comfortable with data analysis, infection surveillance / monitoring, and risk assessments.

 

You’re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.

 

Us.

 

Holy Rosary Healthcare is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 25-bed acute care hospital, residential living community and clinic provide eastern Montana with comprehensive services in one beautiful location. We are fully dedicated to providing care aligned with community needs, and are proud to treat the poor, the vulnerable, our community and each other.

 

Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we’ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.

 

We.

 

Together we’ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We’ll encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.

 

We’ll laugh at each other’s jokes (even the bad ones). We’ll hello and high five. We’ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.

 

We’re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.

 

Your day.

 

As a Program Manager of Infection Prevention and Associate Safety you need to know how to:

 

  • Develop and coordinate a comprehensive and proactive Infection Prevention and Control Program Plan and Risk Assessment, using application of epidemiological principles and surveillance.
  • Act as a resource to providers and staff regarding the reduction and management of risks of disease transmission.
  • Advise and consult with providers, nurses and other healthcare personal concerning precautions to be taken to protect patients, staff, and visitors from possible contamination or infection.
  • Conduct infection surveillance/monitoring through interaction with patient care areas and staff members.
  • Analyze data and trends from surveillance/monitoring and collaborates with and assists department leaders with performance improvement activities.
  • Routinely conduct Infection Control/Isolation rounds, assessing appropriateness of isolation precautions, patient placement and other matters of concern throughout the organization.
  • Actively participates in and monitors infection control recommendations related to construction and renovation projects including Infection Control Risk Assessments and compliance with regulations.
  • Acts as the liaison between Holy Rosary Healthcare and the County/State Health Departments regarding Infection Prevention and Control issues.
  • Collects, coordinates and submits data for public reporting.
  • Develops and reviews policies and procedures related to Infection Prevention

 

Your experience.

 

We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:

 

Required:

 

  • Associate’s degree from accredited nursing school or Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science
  • Must hold a current unencumbered MT state license as a registered nurse or Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • Current BLS certification endorsed by the American Heart Association
  • Minimum of three (3) years of clinical experience.

 

Preferred:

 

  • If RN, Bachelor’s degree in nursing or successful completion of accredited program within 5 years of hire into position.
  • Current Infection Prevention and Control Certification or successful completion of certification within 5 years of hire into position.
  • Current certification in safety, hazard management or industrial hygiene or successful completion of certification in safety related fields within 2 years of hire. 
  • Previous experience in healthcare safety and occupational safety and health.

 

Your next move.

 

Now that you know more about being a Program Manager on our team we hope you’ll join us. At SCL Health you’ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.