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San Francisco Health Network (SFHN), owned and operated by the City and County of San Francisco’s Department of Public Health, forming the city-wide integrated health care system, providing primary, specialty, and hospital care for vulnerable populations. SFHN comprises of Zuckerberg San Francisco Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG), Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center (LHH), Ambulatory Care and Behavioral Health Care. This exciting opportunity is a new position that will be fundamental in SFHN and the City and County of San Francisco’s strategy for Infection Prevention and Control in all healthcare settings owned and operated by SF DPH.
LOCATION: All areas of SFHN.
Reporting to the 2324 Chief Quality Officer for SFHN, 2324 Nursing Supervisor – Director, of Infection Prevention and Control will direct the operations and staff of the Infection Prevention and Control staff ZSFG and LHH. The 2324 Nursing Supervisor – Director, of Infection Prevention and Control for the San Francisco Health Network (SFHN) will coordinate and manage the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) professional services and standards of practice across various levels of healthcare within the SFHN including acute care, post-acute care, behavioral health, ambulatory care and rehabilitation services. This role utilizes evidence-based science to guide practice that is aligned with current CDC guidelines as well as California Department of Public Health requirements. The 2324 Nursing Supervisor – Director, of Infection Prevention and Control is responsible for designing and implementing the networks IPC strategy, procedures, and policies. The 2324 Nursing Supervisor – Director, of Infection Prevention and Control will collaborate with the CQO to manage the departmental budget; optimize resources; formulate and revise clinical and administrative policies and procedures; assure compliance with a variety of Federal, State and local regulations including Title 8, 15, 17 and 22 of the California Administrative Code, as well as standards set by the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Hospitals; and prepare complex reports, records and studies.
2324 Nursing Supervisor – Director, of Infection Prevention and Control performs the following essential job functions:
• Coordination of infection prevention and control standards of care between network partners for seamless IPC operations between facilities
• Coordinates and manages IPC resources SFHN-Wide
• Monitor the health of the community by directing/overseeing the collection, collation, and trend analysis of data related to identified infectious illnesses of concern from all facilities
• During times of declared epidemic or outbreak and using documents and protocols established by SF DPH CDCU, develops toolkits that incorporate data tracking spreadsheet, screening questionnaires, etc. to standardize and assist ICPs in managing at the facility level
• Oversees the development and interpretation of infection prevention and control policies and protocols.
• Understands and oversees compliance with mandatory reporting requirements at the local, state and federal levels for IPC standards and regulations
• Develops specific IPC education for SFHN staff based on newly identified illness or outbreak management of existing illness when indicated. Method of education may be in person, Online, or self-study.
• Remains current on infection prevention and control regulatory and accreditation standards
• Critically evaluates research and evidence-based practices and incorporates appropriate findings into practice.
• Collaborates with other professional departments to understand their ICP needs and works to develop plans to educate other on ICP practices, oversee surveillance and create process improvement plans specific to each department.
• Serves as the ICP expert liaison between facility operations including during construction, demolition, maintenance, and other facilities related activities that may cause a disruption to air quality and/or water quality that may promote organism growth.
• Is a quality champion and utilizes data to drive improvement in IPC processes and outcomes.
• Ability to collect, analyze and interpret data using various methods including trends, graphs, etc.
• Work collaboratively with others, providing direction when necessary
The 2324 Nursing Supervisor – Director, of Infection Prevention and Control performs other related duties as assigned.
Residents, patients, staff, and visitors throughout the San Francisco Health Network
These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.
Education: Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Two (2) years of experience, within the last five (5) years, in a designated nursing supervisory (e.g. nurse manager or charge nurse) or administrative leadership/support role in the appropriate specialty.
License and Certification: Possession of a valid Registered Nurse license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
Substitution: Three (3) years (equivalent to 6,000 hours) of additional nursing supervisory experience beyond the required may substitute for the education requirement.
Additional Minimum Qualifications for 2324 Nursing Supervisor – Director Infection and Prevention, SFHN
Experience: Inpatient Services Experience – 24 Months of Experience
License and Certification: Certified in Infection Control (CIC) by CBIC
Desirable qualifications for 2324 Nursing Supervisor – Director Infection and Prevention, SFHN
· Masters Degree in Nursing or Epidemiology
· Strong leadership skills relevant to conflict resolution, ability to motivate others, promote a positive and cooperative working environment.
· Work experience in an academic environment.
· Relevant work experience in a trauma level I or level II environment.
· Relevant work Experience in Long Term Care/ Skilled Nursing Facility Environment
· Experience working in a unionized environment.
· Strong familiarity of the requirements of governing regulatory bodies.
· Knowledgeable in LEAN principles.
· Strategic thinking in the utilization of limited resources.
· Ability to effectively manage multiple departments, while prioritizing the complexities of the day.
· Strong organizational skills as it relates to the department’s processes, projects, and staffing.
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills in addition to active listening, persuasive, and advisory skills.
Internal Number: 2789
About San Francisco Dept. of Public Health
The San Francisco Department of Public Health strives to achieve its mission through the work of two Divisions - the Community Health Network (CHN) and Population Health and Prevention. The CHN is the City's health system and has locations throughout the City including San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, and over 15 primary care health centers. The Population Health and Prevention Division has a broad focus on the communities of San Francisco and is comprised of the Community Health and Safety Branch, Community Health Promotion and Prevention Branch, and the Community Health Services Branch.