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Infection Prevention Nurse Director
This highly-regarded Acute Care hospital in the Greater Tucson Arizona area is actively interviewing for a CIC Director to oversee the Infection Control Department. Join this outstanding hospital, and support a valuable clinical and administrative team.
Well known in the community for superior patient care and quality, this 400 bed medical center in the Greater Tucson Area has been recognized at the local, state, and federal levels for its commitments to being best-in-class. The CIC Infection Control Director will join a hospital that offers a wide array of inpatient and outpatient services to the region. Cardiovascular Services and Neurosciences, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Wound Care and Oncology – all are available at this outstanding medical center.
Reporting to the Vice President of Quality, Risk Management, and Performance Improvement, the CIC Director of Infection Control will lead a small but critical team in both Acute Care and Outpatient Care environments. Reporting to the Director are two RN Infection Preventionist Supervisors, as well as 6 additional Infection Preventionists that include both RNs and MLTs.
Working out of the primary medical center, the Infection Control Director will lead this infection prevention and control team in the acute care, outpatient, and sub-acute areas of practice. The Director will get to work closely with Nursing and Medical Staff Leaders from across the organization, collecting data and providing fixes locally, while supporting system-wide process improvement and consultation. Recognized nationally, and by the CMS, for low sepsis and infection rates, this person will be joining an already high-performing medical center and health system.
Primary among the Infection Control Director’s duties will be developing and evaluating best practices to control infection. Drawing inspiration and data from a variety of sources across the continuum of care, the Director take oversight of the design, implementation, and constant evaluation of data relating to infectious and communicable diseases. This not only includes internal statistical data, but also published literature regarding TJC, Department of Public Health (DPH), OSHA, NHSN, and Community Epidemiology for Southern Arizona.
Another important part of the Director’s role will be serving as an educator and expert on methods for infection reduction, particularly as it pertains to inpatient acute care services, but more generally in terms of community epidemiology as well. The CIC Nursing Director will develop and implement educational programs aimed at reducing infection rates among hospital staff and the community.
This unique Southern Arizona town has a long history as a waypoint for travelers and an abundant mining town. A slow paced and relaxed quality pervades this town from the post office to the cafes. The Infection Control Director will find a lot to love in this town. You can take in a movie, enjoy the many fantastic restaurants, window shop through the many art houses and galleries, or cut a rug at one of Arizona’s best bars. Those who prefer the outdoors will find many miles of hiking and biking trails, a well-established flying & skydiving club. In short, there’s something here for everyone.
The Infection Control Director will support and oversee the operations of a complex and busy department. You will provide leadership and guidance to a nursing staff that will make you proud. You will take on many challenges for this medical center, and you will be supported for your hard work. You will receive a great benefits package, including generous PTO, retirement matching, and annual performance based merit increases. You will also receive a competitive compensation, and you will enjoy the fact that you’re making such a huge difference in the lives of so many.