Desert Regional Medical Center is a 385-bed acute-care hospital classified as a stroke receiving center and level 2 trauma facility with an innovative, patient centered and evidence-based Rehabilitation Services Department. Our compassionate team provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including acute care rehabilitation, joint replacement & spinal surgery, neurosurgery, ICU, Telemetry, step-down care, skilled nursing, as well as outpatient therapy, hand and lymphedema clinics.
Manages the Infection Prevention (IP) department and staff; has the ability to hire, fire and discipline; may be responsible for surveillance activities; evaluates the effectiveness of the program; provides education to staff, patients and families and implements all facets of the IP program
Implements and designs programs for staff education on infection control and prevention principals
Assists Hospital Administration and Patient Safety with maintaining regulatory Infection Control Standards to protect all hospital patients and visitors (with emphasis on populations at high risk for infections)
Acts as hospital liaison for corporate quality Infection Control Issues
Partners with the Hospital Leadership on Environment of Care Issues involving Infection Prevention and Control
Partners with the Employee Occupational Health Department to assure Infection Prevention and Control principals are maintained
Coordinates the activities of the Infection Control Committee with the Infection Prevention Medical Director Surveillance
Develops and maintains an effective system for the surveillance of specific hospital associated infections as designated by the Infection Control Committee, Tenet Corporate Quality Program and the Public Health Department
Ensures that data is effectively evaluated and analyzed using sound epidemiological principals as recommended by APIC, CDC, SHEA. Responsible for data uploads to NHSN
Coordinates and communicates surveillance data to the Infection Control Committee. Ensures that surveillance information and action items achieved in committee are submitted to Quality Council, MEC and Governing Board
Monitors and reports all Department of Public Health required communicable diseases. Serves as a hospital resource to nursing, and medical staff regarding communication
Baccalaureate degree required in nursing, lab, or other healthcare related field
Minimum 5 years of experience in infection prevention or other related roles including, health care management or quality or patient safety role.
4 years’ experience in Infection Prevention with previous experience in health care
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.