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Providence Health & Services Senior Manager Epidemiology And Infection Prevention in Burbank, California


Providence is calling a Senior Manager Epidemiology And Infection Prevention (Full-time/Day Shift) to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA.

We are seeking a Senior Manager Epidemiology And Infection Prevention who will coordinate the development/implementation and maintenance of a program of active infection control surveillance that includes specific measure for the prevention, early detection, control, education, and investigation of infections and communicable diseases identify and reduce the risks of acquiring and transmitting infections among patients, physicians, staff, volunteers, visitors, and others

In this position you will:

  • Be responsible for the implementation and oversight of infection control measures and ongoing education to all medical center physicians, staff, volunteers and visitors

  • Be responsible for regulatory compliance oversight with respect to infection control e.g. CMS Conditions of Participation, The Joint Commission Standards, Title XXII

  • Program management Oversight in development and execution of the Infection Prevention Program, annual Infection Prevention Risk Assessment, and associated policies and procedures, and education and training, ensuring alignment of the program with the hospital and SJHS strategic goals and strategic priorities and implements action plans and programs to achieve annual performance targets to decrease hospital acquired infections

  • Be responsible for assuring the use of current available technologies in establishing Infection Prevention Department processes to ensure an efficient and reliable infection prevention program

  • Maintain current department, unit, and hospital policies, procedures and objectives, improving organization performance program and Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, inservice meetings, and workshops. (1,5) patient/customer safety standards

  • Revise policies based on the most current, evidence based data in order to improve patient care

  • Oversee and is responsible for the work of Infection Preventionists

  • Use valid criteria identifies hospital acquired infections

  • Identify, implement and sustain improvement for IP strategies hospital wide related to, but not limited to the following: hand hygiene, cleaning, disinfection and sterilization, construction and renovation in patient care area, environmental hazards, infection risks associated with therapeutic and diagnostic procedures and devices, use of patient care products and medical equipment, immunization programs, recalls of potentially contaminated equipment and supplies, initiations and discontinuation of isolation/barrier precautions, decrease in hospital acquired infections

  • Advise the Infection Control Committee (ICC) concerning the implementation of the infection control program, revision of policies and procedures, and data gathering methods. Informs the ICC surveillance findings and control activities

  • Act as a consultant to other departments in the development or revision of infection-related policies and the investigation of related problems

  • Investigate clusters of infections or changes in patterns or infection

  • Track this information and develops action plans accordingly

  • Identify and evaluate the relationship of environmental factors to infection

  • Develop and update the infection control manual and recommends changes to the ICC

  • In collaboration with Caregiver Health Department, reviews exposures to significant organisms among employees and consults in cases of sharps injury

  • Foster a spirit of inquiry and participates in research endeavors as appropriate

  • Link with external organizations such as skilled nursing facilities and the Public Health Department to reduce the risk of infection in the community

  • Attend appropriate committee meetings as appointed or required

  • Generate an annual scope of service by reviewing previous data, including results of control activities and problems during the previous year

  • Be responsible for reporting communicable diseases to the central Morbidity Unit per California regulation, Title 17, Section 2500


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Coursework/Training: Infection control training as endorsed by AMC/CDC

  • Three (3) or more years of experience as an infection control practitioner with knowledge of sterilization, sanitation, disinfection practices, and infection control standards

  • Management experience

  • Ability to communicate effectively with physicians, patient care staff, and all levels of hospital personnel

  • Computer literacy in word processing and statistical packages

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Certified by the Board for Infection Control (CBIC)

  • California Licensed Registered Nurse or Medical Technologist

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA, is a 414 bed acute care facility, known for its state-of-the-art technology and high quality, compassionate care, has provided the full range of diagnostic, treatment, care and support services for the San Fernando Valley communities for close to 70 years.

Many of our specialized services are provided within our Heart and Vascular Institute, one of Los Angeles County's first STEMI designated receiving centers of heart attack victims; our Hycy and Howard Hill Neuroscience Institute, awarded the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for a Primary Stroke Center, and the Gold Plus Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association (2010); our Women's Pavilion, and our newly opened the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, patient-centered, treatment facility. Our cancer center includes some of the most advanced technology in radiation oncology, highly advanced medical and surgical oncology, excellent clinical outcomes and research, and all patient support services are housed in the same building.

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center has an exceptional orthopedic program recognized for its excellent outcomes and clinical expertise. And Providence Saint Joseph's Bariatric Program, a leader and resource for those dealing with obesity in Southern California, received a Five-Star Rating for Bariatric Surgery, and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designation from HealthGrades.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Nurse Lead/Supervisor/Manager

Location: California-Burbank

Req ID: 264217