Children's Mercy KC

Director- Infection Prevention & Control

Requisition ID
2021-15728
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
2 months ago(7/26/2021 12:10 PM)
Posting Category
Professionals
Division
INFECTION CONTROL SVC
Shift
Day shift
Work Type
Full Time 60-80
Work Days
M-F
FLSA Status
Exempt
Location : Name
MAIN CAMPUS
Recruiter : Full Name: First Last
Jeffrey Janda
Recruiter : Email
jdjanda@cmh.edu

Thanks for your interest in Children's Mercy!

Do you envision finding a meaningful role with an inclusive and compassionate team? At Children’s Mercy, we believe in making a difference in the lives of all children and shining a light of hope to the patients and families we serve. Our employees make the difference, which is why we have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top pediatric hospital, for eleven consecutive years.

 

Children’s Mercy is in the heart of Kansas City – a metro abounding in cultural experiences, vibrant communities and thriving businesses. This is where our patients and families live, work and play. This is a community that has embraced our hospital and we strive to say thanks by giving back. As a leader in children’s health, we engage in meaningful programs and partnerships throughout the region so that we can improve the lives of children beyond the walls of our hospital.

 

 

Overview

The Director, Infection Prevention and Control is responsible for strategic leadership, Coordination and oversight of key programs within the organization aimed to improve care and services across the health care continuum. This position is responsible for engaging and working collaboratively with key administrative leaders, patient care services leaders, and staff across the organization to develop and implement infection prevention and control services. This position leads and oversees strategic planning, management of resources and process improvement priorities related to infection prevention practices. The individual in this role also leads the development, implementation and analysis of the organization's annual infection prevention & control program. Key program elements include infection surveillance, prevention and control activities, surveillance data analysis, guiding prevention and follow-up activities, evaluating the effectiveness of interventions, providing infection prevention education for hospital personnel and providing expert infection prevention guidance during infection surge events.

 

At Children’s Mercy, we are committed to ensuring that everyone feels welcomed within our walls. A successful candidate for this position will join us as we strive to create a workplace that reflects the community we serve, as well as our core values of kindness, curiosity, inclusion, team and integrity.

 

Additionally, it’s important to us that we remain transparent with all potential job candidates. Because we value the safety of the patients and families we serve, as well as the Children’s Mercy staff, we want to let you know that the seasonal influenza and COVID-19 vaccines are a condition of employment for all employees in our organization. New employees must be willing to be vaccinated if found non-immune to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and chicken pox (varicella) and/or without evidence of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination since 2005. If you become a finalist for this position, and have any concerns about receiving these vaccines, medical and/or religious exemptions can be further discussed with Human Resources.

 

Responsibilities

  • Leads and oversees all phases of strategic planning and operations pertaining to the Infection Prevention and Control Department.
  • Leads the performance improvement activities related to Infection Prevention and Control practices and prevention of healthcare acquired infections.
  • Effectively leads, models, communicates and educates on the evidence based principles of infection prevention and control. Develops systems to provide expert knowledge, oversight and education related to infection prevention control across the organization.  Collaborates with key partners including Infectious Disease, Antibiotic Stewardship and others to continually advance infection prevention and control practice.
  • Demonstrates effective resource management and stewardship for Infection Prevention and Control Department and for the organization related to infection prevention resources.
  • Initiates and/or participates in clinical research and scholarly activity.

Qualifications

  • Master's Degree (or within 3 years of hire) or
  • One of the following: Licensed RN - Kansas, Registered Nurse Multistate License Kansas required upon hire
  • One of the following: Licensed RN - MO, Registered Nurse Multistate License Missouri required upon hire
  • If incumbent holds a current professional license
  • RNs who reside in Kansas hold a Kansas Multi-State (Compact) License If RN Required Upon Hire
  • RNs who reside in Missouri hold a Missouri Multi-State (Compact) License If RN Required Upon Hire
  • Refer to Nursing and Advanced Practice Provider Licensure and Certification policy for required Life Support Certifications Required Upon Hire
  • Certified Infection Prevention & Control Required Upon Hire

Remote Work/Work from Home

This position is not eligible work remotely, which means that the person hired will be required to work onsite at one of our Children’s Mercy locations and may not work from home.

 

EEO Employer/Disabled/Vet

Children’s Mercy hires individuals based on their job skills, expertise and ability to maintain professional relationships with fellow employees, patients, parents and visitors. A personal interview, formal education and training, previous work experience, references and a criminal background investigation all are factors used to select the best candidates. The hospital does not discriminate against prospective or current employees based on the race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, creed, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry or veteran status. A drug screen will be performed upon hire. Children’s Mercy is smoke and tobacco free.

 

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

CM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our patients and families come from all walks of life, and so do we. We know that our greatest strengths come from the people who make up our team so we hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger and our patient care more compassionate.

If you share our values and our enthusiasm for service, you will find a home at CM. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring, including education, ideas, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, languages spoken, veteran status, color, religion, disability and beliefs.

 

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