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Vice President Infection Prevention and Control

Company: Dartmouth Health
Location: Lebanon
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Vice President of Infection Prevention and Control leads the D-HH system in developing and implementing the highest standards of infection control, eliminating hospital-acquired infections, anticipating and leading efforts to prepare and respond to emerging infections/pandemics, and the development of an integrated, system-wide department. The VP is responsible for leadership of all D-HH infection prevention and control initiatives including conceptualization, planning, implementation, and development of D-H's infection control and prevention programs. The VP will work in a highly collaborative fashion with hospital CEOs, CMOs and CNOs; Geisel department chairs; and the D-HH executive team. The VP will represent D-HH with the New Hampshire and Vermont departments of health in all matters pertaining to infection prevention and control.

Essential Job Functions:

Determines evidence-based protocols and standards for D-HH

Assumes overall administrative responsibility for professional activities of Infection Prevention

Provides guidance for antibiotic stewardship

Supervises facility-based epidemiologists, Infection Prevention leads and Infection Preventionists (ICPS).

Leads D-HH-wide infection-prevention teams (e.g., Hand washing, Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections, Urinary Catheter-Associated Infections, etc.).

Supervises the collection of surveillance data, analyzes and implements infection prevention and control strategies.

Works with senior leadership, medical staff, ICPs and patient caregivers at meeting the D-HH goals in regard to all hospital-acquired infections.

Works with Information Technology and Clinical Systems in developing monitoring tools and triggering systems to be used in the electronic health record and various health information systems.

Identifies staff outreach opportunities for education, including staff newsletters, e-learning modules and in-services.

Investigates outbreaks within D-HH.

Evaluates and assist the implementation of Infection Control Policies and Procedures and participates in the review of existing policies.

Provides regulatory interpretation to the D-HH in regard to regulatory standards related to infection control.

Works closely with Department of Occupational Health at monitoring the D-HH policies and procedures for employee exposure to infectious organisms.

Works closely with the Microbiology Department in regard to testing, susceptibility reports and the critical analysis of new rapid tests for microorganisms.

Serves as a resource to the Risk Management, Quality, and Performance Improvement departments in regard to potential claims and patient care concerns.

Consults with architects, engineers and contractors in regard to infection control risks associated with various projects, as needed.

Serves as a liaison between D-HH and the Medical/Dental staffs in infection control improvement initiatives

Participates in quality assurance and performance improvement activities on a current and retrospective basis and assist in epidemiologically based outcomes management initiatives

QualificationsKnowledge, Education and Skills Required:

M.D. degree from accredited Medical School
Medical License in state of N.H.
Certified in the subspecialty of Infectious Diseases
5-10 years previous experience in hospital infection control and epidemiology
Demonstrated leadership and national reputation in the field of hospital infection control and epidemiology
Required Certification/Licensing:
Board certified/eligible in Internal Medicine
Medical License in state of N.H.
  • Area of Interest: Professional/Management;
  • FTE/Hours per pay period: 1.00 - 1.00 - 40 hrs/week;
  • Shift: Day;
  • Job ID: 10615; - - - - - - - -
    There are so many reasons to join Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics, members of -, the premiere health system in New England.
    First and foremost are our people. No matter the role, you'll find a shared purpose here. We have doctors ready to teach their knowledge, nurses who lead through experience, and other like-minded individuals collaborating for the health of the community, while inspiring each other day after day.
    Career development
    Affiliated with Dartmouth College, the atmosphere here is very collegial. You'll discover educational and research opportunities around every corner. At Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics, you never stop learning.
    You'll also appreciate the resources our wide-spread health care system provides. You'll have access to experts at the top of their fields, advanced technologies, and modern facilities that enable you to care for patients like nowhere else.
    Benefits and wellness
    We offer a total compensation package that includes competitive health and wellness benefits. These benefits consist of "Core Benefits" that are provided by Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics as well as "Benefit Choices" that allow you to select additional benefits to meet your personal situation and needs.
    Our locations
    New England is a very special place to live, work, and become part of a community. We have some of the most advanced educational institutions, best health care, and diverse cultural and recreational offerings you will find anywhere in the country. The public schools are excellent, the mountains are beautiful, and the lakes are pristine. No wonder so many people love it here.

Keywords: Dartmouth Health, New England , Vice President Infection Prevention and Control, Other , Lebanon, Northeast

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