Tower Health

Director, Infection Prevention

Job Locations US-PA-Phoenixville
Requisition ID
2018-16812
Hospital
Phoenixville Hospital
Shift
Day shift
Department
Infection Control
Category (Portal Searching)
Management/Professional
# of Openings
1

Overview

 

Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

 

With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.

 

Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.

 

At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives

Responsibilities

The Director of Infection Prevention is responsible for the planning, development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of the hospital wide infection prevention program. The Director collaborates with and acts as a consultant for the department managers and staff and advises, implements and evaluates measures necessary to prevent the spread of infections within the hospital and community. The Infection Prevention Director is responsible for ensuring compliance with county, state, federal and Joint Commission standards for infection prevention and surveillance

Qualifications

Required Education: Bachelor's degree in Nursing or other applicable healthcare discipline

Required Licensure/Certification: Certification in Infection Control

Required Experience: Minimum of 2 years of clinical healthcare experience and 2 years of Infection Prevention experience in a healthcare setting. Knowledge and experience in areas of patient care practices, microbiology, asepsis, disinfection/sterilization, adult education, infectious diseases, communication, program administration and epidemiology. Must be computer literate with the ability to perform basic statistical analysis and presentation of epidemiological and performance improvement data.

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