ChristianaCare is currently seeking a Director for our Infection Prevention department. In this position, the selected candidate will direct, supervise, and coordinate the activities of the Infection Prevention department. This includes functional responsibility for the day-to-day operations of all components of the department and integration into the healthcare's network, planning, budgeting, clinical review, and committee structure. The individual will also maintain a key leadership role in planning and initiation of new programs that support infection prevention and patient safety within the department and throughout the healthcare system.
Direct activities within the ChristianaCare Infection Prevention department.
Ensure all infection prevention and control activities at ChristianaCare sites meet local, state, and national infection prevention and safety requirements.
Complete an annual risk assessment of the Infection Prevention surveillance program with final approval from the Infection Prevention Committee.
Ensures all short and long range goals and objectives for the Infection Prevention Department/program are met.
Requirements: BSN or BS required. Master's degree in Nursing, Epidemiology or related field preferred. Demonstrated experience in infection prevention and control. Certification in Infection Prevention required (CBIC). Minimum of 5 years of experience in managing an Infection Prevention department.
Internal Number: JR54508
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.