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Infection Control Director

Infection Control Director

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The Infection Control Director (ICD) provides advanced knowledge and technical expertise in infection prevention and control through collaboration and interactions with the above noted divisions. The ICD is the subject matter expert in all matters related to infection prevention and control and provides oversight across the enterprise. The Infection Control Director provides comprehensive leadership to the organization on all aspects of Infection Control. The ICD provides advanced interpretation of standards and regulations to Executive Officers, staff and field representatives as well as, customers. The ICD leads projects and special initiatives as directed.


Master’s degree in Nursing, Public Health, or related area of study.


Minimum of 10 years as a practicing infection control specialist in a hospital setting with increasing leadership responsibility. Experienced in healthcare epidemiology; high level disinfection and sterilization processes; hemodialysis; and sterile compounding pharmacies.


Must be currently licensed as an RN and currently Certified in Infection Control (CIC).


Leadership experience required.


Excellent oral and written communication skills.


Strong analytical, presentation, and teaching skills with demonstrated knowledge and application of adult learning theory.


Effective interpersonal skills to interact with individuals at various levels both inside and outside of the organization, often in sensitive situations requiring political awareness.


Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and manage multiple, high visibility priorities.


Strong computer skills including word processing, presentation software and databases.


Demonstrated ability to function well in a fast-paced, highly visible and challenging environment.


Is flexible with schedule to accommodate urgent requests and deliverable deadlines beyond regular business hours.


Up to 20% travel required.

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