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Infection Prevention Manager

Company: Northwest Kidney Centers
Location: Seattle
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

Northwest Kidney Centers seeks an Infection Prevention Manager to join our Patient Quality and Safety team in Seattle, WA.Purpose:The Infection Prevention Manager provides oversight of the comprehensive Infection Prevention/Control program throughout Northwest Kidney Centers, designed to improve patient safety by minimizing the risk of transmission of healthcare-associated infections with medical procedures, equipment, and devices. The Infection Prevention Manager designs, plans, implements, and directs exposure control measures to ensure NKC follows federal, state, local regulations, and industry guidelines such as CDC, NHSN, APIC to ensure staff/patient/visitor compliance. The Infection Prevention Manager applies sound epidemiologic principles, including risk stratification, to identify target populations, analyze trends and risk factors, and develop and evaluate prevention and control tactics for application based on strategies and priorities of NKC. The Infection Prevention Manager develops and implements programs to coordinate educational efforts regarding infection prevention and has the oversite of infection related issues for all dialysis modalities.Shift:Full-time, Day shift 0800-1630, Monday - FridayQualifications

  • Current, active Washington State Registered Nurse license
  • Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC)
  • Equivalent of Bachelors of Nursing degree
  • Valid, Current Washington State driver license and proof of valid insurance and reliable transportation to travel to various facilities
  • BLS certificationPreferred Qualifications
    • 3 years experience in infection prevention and exposure control program development
    • 2 years of management or surpervisory experience in a clinical setting
    • Prior experience in dialysis settingThe ideal candidate will have knowledge of ESRD Conditions for Coverage related to Infection Control, Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative related to access infections, International Society for Peritoneal guidelines as related to peritonitis and access infections, recommendations of the CDC and Prevention, WA State Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), WA State Workers Compensation, and Association for Professional Infection Control and Epidemiology guidelines.Learn more about us,Benefit offerings for eligible employees (.6-1.0 FTE):
      • Choice of 3 medical insurance plans through Kaiser Permanente (PPO, HMO & HDHP)
      • Delta Dental
      • Vision Services Plan
      • 401 Retirement match and discretionary match
      • Disability benefits such as Short-term & Long-term Plans
      • Life & AD&D Plans
      • Educational Assistance/Tuition Reimbursement of up to $4,000 annually
      • Employee Assistance Program
      • Flexible Spending Account
      • Health Savings Account
      • Transit Subsidy
      • Paid Time Off which includes personal time off and 8 Holidays. PTO will accrue bi-weekly and will be pro-rated based on the FTE. The accrual rate will be 8.93 hours each bi-weekly pay period for managers and directors.Founded in 1962 as the worlds first outpatient dialysis provider, Northwest Kidney Centers operates 20 dialysis clinics across the Puget Sound region in addition to hospital-based services and a large home-based dialysis program. We are a not-for-profit, community-based organization and consistently rank among the top dialysis providers in the United States in quality of care, patient outcomes and transplant rates.At Northwest Kidney Centers, teamwork, integrity, respect, excellence and stewardship guide our approach to how we work. We differentiate ourselves by our patient centered approach and active commitment to advancing kidney research and dialysis innovation. Key to our success is the compassion and expertise of our dedicated team of staff that care for those we serve.Northwest Kidney Centers isan equal opportunity employer. We dont discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, genetics or veteran status.Please note: To protect our vulnerable patient population and our workforce, NKC strongly encourages all staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.PI3804e153123e-31181-33095171

Keywords: Northwest Kidney Centers, Seattle , Infection Prevention Manager, Executive , Seattle, Washington

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