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 Epidemiology Manager and Communicable Disease Preparedness    
 Job Number tenetnurse0313_3669    
 Job Type
 Job Category Nursing
 Company Tenet Healthcare Corporation-Nursing & Therapy
 Location Detroit, MI
 Salary Competitive
 Date Posted 06/13/2017
 Start Date Immediately
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 Job Description
Plans, implements and oversees the development of the DMC Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology program including environmental coordination and monitoring of institutional compliance with related regulatory agencies for assigned hospital(s) and ambulatory site(s), as required. Facilitates and manages the system-wide communicable diseases preparedness plan. Under the direction of the Corporate Medical Director Epidemiology for the system, participates in the emergency management system, and provides critical plan communication and guidance to all Epidemiology staff and hospital departments. Researches, reviews, implements, and frequently exercises the following elements with first- contact personnel, clinical providers, and ancillary staff: · Appropriate infectious diseases procedures and protocols, including PPE donning/removal, · Appropriate triage techniques and additional disease specific screening questions, · Disease identification, testing, specimen collection and transport procedures, · Isolation, quarantine and security procedures, · Communications and reporting procedures, · Cleaning and disinfection procedures. Coordinates information with the Public Relations Department regarding related news publications and any signage required for the system, as needed. Works closely with materials management for supplies and storage. Collaborates with Safety on waste management. Develops and directs performance improvement initiatives to improve patient systems and reduce health care-associated infections (HAI) and related adverse events. Oversees the surveillance program, analyzes data and contributes feedback of data and performance to respective departments and leadership. Monitors appropriate implementation of isolation protocol and communicates with staff as appropriate. Monitors effectiveness of Infection Preventionist and assigns duties as appropriate. Oversees outbreak investigations in collaboration with the Corporate Director, Epidemiology. With assistance of the Infection Control Chair, directs the Infection Control Committee with annual review of the program and development of goals and objectives. Participates and contributes to Epidemiology and Quality System initiatives to reduce HAIs. Provides leadership and expert technical guidance to the Infection Preventionist. Assists with hiring subordinate staff and directs the orientation process. Completes evaluations of staff in a timely manner. Assists in the implementation and revision of policies and procedures related to the Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology Program for both system and assigned hospital. Acts as an environmental liaison to state, federal and other agencies to exchange information and establish needed programs. Participates in the health alert network and is an active member of the Environment of Care and Emergency Management System. Interprets federal and state requirements regarding medical waste management and control. Develops and conducts education programs including printed and electronic information involving prevention of infection to facilitate the safety of employees, patients and visitors. Participates in committees to facilitate communication for infection prevention and control standards. Collaborates with Occupational Health Services when required for patient/employee exposures and immunization practices. Performs the duties of an Infection Preventionist as needed. [BRASSRING IMPORT 9/29/16]

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