Director, Infection Prevention
Category: Nursing Leadership
Job Requisition: 20144
Department: Infection Control
Facility: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Geographic Region: Washington, DC
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day Shift, Monday-Friday, Weekly Call with Other Members of IP Team
Hours per Week: 40.00
Location: Washington, DC
General Summary of Position:
The incumbent in this position is a Director who has administrative responsibility and accountability for the management and direction of the operational, personnel and financial activities of the Infection Prevention Department. These functions are coordinated with hospital administration, department heads, medical staff, and others and are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.
Master's in Nursing and or health care-related field.
D.C. licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.
Certification (by National Certification Board, CIC) is required. Fellowship in APIC preferred.
Minimum 10 years of experience in infection prevention inclusive of seven years of management experience required.
Knowledge of The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization standards, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) final ruling on Bloodborne Pathogens Law, and other regulatory standards.
Must have excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.
Must have excellent ability to establish relationships with multidisciplinary teams at all levels of organization.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations.
A qualified individual with a disability will be considered for employment on the same basis as non- disabled applicants if he/she can perform the essential functions of the job sought, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without imposing a direct threat to the health or safety of others or him/herself.
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