UC Davis Health System is a major driver of economic prosperity in the Sacramento region and Northern California, generating more than $3.4 billion in annual economic output and more than 20,000 jobs. As the region’s only academic health center, UC Davis Health System is focused on discovering and sharing knowledge and providing the highest quality of care. We seek the following talented individual:
Infection Control Manager (RN)
Reference/Job # 035559
Location: Patient Support Services Bldg
Shifts Hours: Variable
Salary: $103,488 – $186,278
Union Information: This classification is not represented by a union.
Division Descriptions: The Nurse Epidemiologist has an intellectual leadership and educational function with acute care, critical care, ambulatory care including primary care network, ancillary services and the Davis campus. This function requires broad and substantial knowledge of infection prevention principles in sterilization, isolation procedures, infectious disease patho-physiology, aseptic technique, cleaning/disinfection, occupational exposure risk, waste management, construction, heating/ventilation and air conditioning, immunization, public health, bioterrorism, disaster management and applicable laws /standards of care. This position interacts with all levels of employees, physicians, administration, and office of the president.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelors degree required. Master’s degree preferred.Current certification in Infection.Prevent ion/Control and Epidemiology. Five years recent infect ion control experience required. Must be available as needed for consultation regarding prevention and management of patients and personnel with infections.Maintains Mandatory annual training, CPR , TB training.
Responsibilities: Responsible for the effective implementation and ongoing monitoring of operational activities pertaining to infection Prevention. Assures compliance with regulatory agency requirements as well as legislative mandates pertaining to infection Control in acute care, critical care, ambulatory care – including the Primary Care Network and Ancillary Services.Manages the Department of Epidemiology & Infection Prevention/Control.Remain current with new regulatory mandates including Senate bills requiring reports to state (e.g., SSI, BS I).
Requirements: Possession of valid California RN license. Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Passing of UCDMC Performance Demonstration, Policy Review and Medication Exam. CPR Certification.
Special Requirements: Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English language and utilize medical terminology appropriately. Skills, knowledge, and ability to perform functions of Clinical Nurse II job description at a proficient level. Ability to set priorities and work independently. Judgment skills to make independent clinical decisions. Skills to perform CPR. Skill to work accurately and quickly under pressure.Knowledge of medications, indications, dosage ranges, side effects, and potential toxicity. Ability to safely lift 25 lbs Knowledge of legal implications for clinical practice. Knowledge of, and ability to utilize principles of adult learning. Knowledge of performance improvement and research process. Knowledge of principles of personnel management. Ability to appropriately use available resources (personnel and equipment/supplies) to ensure that the patients on a specific unit receive safe, appropriate patient care. Organizational skills to provide direct supervision to licensed and unlicensed nursing staff.
This position is subject to a criminal background investigation.
For additional information and to submit an Employment Application/Resume for Reference/Job # 035559, please visit http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/hr/jobs/jobs_online.html
UC Davis Health System is an EEO/AA employer
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