Director Infection Prevention
Indianapolis, IN 46256
The Director of Infection Prevention position is located in Indianapolis, IN.
The Director of Infection Prevention (IP) is responsible for the development and ongoing oversight of a comprehensive IP program that is evidence-based, forward thinking, and patient-centered with the goal to optimize the clinical care and services provided to patients such that the chances of inadvertent infection are minimized. The IP program is designed to support the Network’s expectations of quality through development and oversight of systems and structures supporting care that is appropriate and effective in delivering patient oriented outcome and experiential success with a high level of reliability and efficiency. The role supports outcomes and performance structures that are clinician-lead and oriented around delivery of care in all healthcare settings.
This leader provides oversight of all IP related activities at all sites of care, both acute care and ambulatory care. The role partners with others in the Quality department to ensure regulatory requirements are met, data metrics are achieved and reported, and provides leadership and mentorship for direct reports. In collaboration with the Executive Director Quality, the Director IP is responsible for the development and monitoring of the operational IP program budget.
Seven (7) years of experience with at least five (5) years of hospital infection control experience required.
Master's degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, other health-related field or health administration. In lieu of a master’s degree, candidates with 10 years of leadership experience in healthcare infection prevention & control may be considered.
Prefer Registered Nurse (RN) with a valid license to practice in the state of Indiana as listed in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). Certified in Infection Control (CIC) by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. required within 3 years.
- Ability to build, motivate and lead high-performing team
- Ability to develop a clear, realistic, and actionable vision, and provide a results-oriented strategy
- Ability to manage projects and assignments from start to completion
- Ability to communicate complex or technical information effectively (verbally and in writing) through public speaking, power point, dashboards, visualizations, and/or other presentations formats
- Ability to handle multiple tasks competently
- Ability to collect and analyze data involving many variables, convert it to actionable information, and make decisions in a timely manner
- Ability to use customer service skills to provide an exceptional experience
- Ability to think critically and independently resolve problems
- Ability to collaborate and build effective relationships
- Ability to adapt to a variety of situations, change, and new learnings and to work under pressure
- Ability to collaborate with all levels of the organization and to effectively manage conflicts
- Ability to improve processes and to operationalize network goals
Infection Control, CIC, Infection Prevention
Community Health Network embraces a servant leadership philosophy by putting the needs of patients, employees, and the community above our own. We strongly believe to provide exceptional healthcare services we need exceptional leaders. A Community leader humbly puts the needs of others first and provides focus and direction to those they have the privilege of leading. They demonstrate compassion in all interactions and are deeply invested in the growth and development of others.