The Director of Epidemiology will assure that a full range of services for Infection Prevention and Control is provided to patients and staff in LBMC/MCWHLB. These include coordination, education and evaluation of all aspects of functions related to Infection Prevention including quality/performance improvement outcomes. The position has fiscal responsibility for resources defined during the budget process and is accountable for human and material resource acquisition, maintenance and allocation.
Epidemiology Department provides patient level surveillance (inpatients and outpatients), collaboration with all clinical departments on appropriate procedures, participation on many administrative, operational and medical staff committees to assure compliance with regulatory and safety standards.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Management of the Epidemiology Department to provide all the data and practical advice to other departments needed to achieve lowest possible levels of health-care associated infections and respond effectively to any major outbreak in our communities or on the campus.
Coordinates and designs systems for tracking, trending, analyzing and reporting infection data to all regulatory and hospital specific departments in a timely fashion. .
Actively collaborates with Occupational Medicine and Human Resources when employee has on the job exposures occur to assure smooth transition and return to work in a timely manner.
Annually develops budgets for Epidemiology department.
Assist in the development of monthly on-call schedule for staff coverage as necessary. This includes publication of schedule within the department.
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Management of Epidemiology daily operational functions.
Administer annual performance evaluation for each employee and evaluate students and volunteers as appropriate.
Develop and manage the budget, including the maintenance of year-to-date actual and favorable performance variance.
To assure that: 1) surveillance protocols are followed, 2) surveillance data is collected, analyzed and reported appropriately, 3) data reported to the appropriate individuals and committees in a timely manner and 4) educational programs and opportunities for employees and patients are developed and administered.
Evaluate staff performance to assure a competent staff.
Evaluate students and volunteers as required by the educational institution and volunteer services.
Achieve and improve upon financial objectives of the Epidemiology for LBM.
1 1 1. Infection control data reported to EpiEpidemiology Committees and QRC
2. Infection Control rates by focused studies
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4. Joint Commission, CDPH and regulatory compliance
All annual performance evaluations submitted to human resources on or before due date.
Reports to the Epidemiology Committee & Administration reflecting cost savings and/or sparing activities.
Program Design and implement statistical and computer programs for surveillance input and analysis.
Infection Control Surveillance.
In order to program systems for the Infection Control Professionals to input and analyze data for distribution to Medical Center personnel. To determine thresholds for action and identify exposures and/or outbreak situations. To aggregate and analyze data information and implement improvement methods.
To determine patients with healthcare-associated infections or significant communicable diseases by a systematic surveillance process for inpatients and ambulatory care patients.