About WakeMed: Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed Health & Hospitals is the leading provider of health services in Wake County. With a mission to improve the health and well-being of our community, we are committed to providing outstanding and compassionate care. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org. EOE
Position Information: The Director of Infection Prevention provides leadership and is responsible for the operational oversight for system wide activities and initiatives relating to Infection Prevention. Provides oversight for the management of the infection prevention programs at all designated WakeMed Health & Hospitals locations in collaboration with the Medical Director of Infection Prevention. Ensures alignment and standardization of programs, policies and procedures related to the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections. Oversees Infection Prevention staff and serves as the primary contact person for administrative issues related to Infection Prevention. Works in collaboration with senior leaders, management and staff, as well as Risk, Quality, and Accreditation to trend data and identify areas of opportunities for continuous improvement in preventing harm events. As the subject matter expert, facilitates compliance with standards of care for infection prevention for legal and regulatory requirements. Oversees the preparation and reports provided to the Infection Prevention and related committees and members of the executive leadership team.
Experience Requirements: 5 Years Clinical - Infection Prevention and Control Required - And 2 Years Management - Direct Area of Responsibility Preferred
Education Required: Bachelor's Degree Nursing Required - And Master's Degree Required - And Public Health Preferred
Licensure/Certification Requirements: Registered Nurse Required - And Board Certification in Infection Control and Epidemiology Required
At WakeMed Health & Hospitals, we are guided by a simple – yet powerful mission: to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing outstanding and compassionate care to all.To deliver on this mission, WakeMed employs the “best minds and the biggest hearts” in the business. Our team includes over 8,500 experienced registered nurses, technologists, medical professionals, support staff, and a medical staff of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice providers who are dedicated to putting patients first.When it comes to culture and benefits, we recognize that when we take good care of our employees, our employees can take even better care of our patients. We proudly offer competitive salaries that reflect background, experience and special skills. Our benefits programs are designed to give you and your family the support you need for today while planning for a successful tomorrow. We promote diversity in the ...workplace, provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified applicants, and we participate in E-verify.We think it’s pretty simple – we care for our employees and our employees care for the community.