WorkSource Oregon Director of Infection Prevention in PORTLAND, Oregon

The Director of Infection Prevention oversees the coordination and administration of the grant-funded infection prevention quality improvement initiatives of the Oregon Patient Safety Commission (OPSC). Through these initiatives, the director provides infection prevention expertise and consultation to healthcare organizations throughout Oregon. A key role of the Director is to collaborate with stakeholders to develop strategies to improve the infection prevention infrastructure in Oregon healthcare facilities. While the Director's specific responsibilities vary based on individual grant requirements, they may include overseeing quality improvement collaboratives and developing training curriculum and materials based on current best practices. This role integrates strategic planning, project management, knowledge of regulatory requirements, public health and epidemiologic principles, current research, and program evaluation. The director works with and reports to OSPC's Executive Director and supervises two professional staff and several contract employees. Responsibilities: 'Oversee grant-funded programs 'Identify new mission-appropriate funding opportunities & develop proposals 'Provide infection prevention & quality improvement consultation to organizations across the healthcare continuum 'Oversee Infection Prevention program staff & contractors, including recruitment, orientation, training, management, and performance evaluations 'Develop & manage the program budget and related contracts 'Develop program-related education for varying audiences, including virtual & in-person training 'Coordinate program work with OPSC team members & stakeholder groups, as appropriate 'Represent OPSC at various stakeholder meetings & conferences related to program work 'Oversee staff providing support to healthcare facilities to use the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) as a tool to drive their infection prevention practices 'Present to various stakeholder groups 'Provide program and strategic plan updates to OPSC's Executive Director and Board of Directors Experience and Competencies: 'Bachelors of Science in nursing degree (with a current Oregon nursing license) and/or a Clinical Laboratory Scientist certification specializing in microbiology (with a current certification) and/or a Master of Public Health degree from an accredited School of Public Health with specific training in infectious diseases epidemiology 'Certification in Infection Prevention & Control, or CIC, credential '5 years of experience in Infection Prevention & Control in a hospital or other acute care setting, with at least two years of experience in a supervisory role '3 years of experience in healthcare management, with responsibility for program planning, implementation, supervision, & evaluation 'Proven success directing or managing a program 'Experience in project management preferred 'Experience with government agencies & healthcare organizations 'Experience working with Employee Health programs, including developing or reviewing policies and procedures preferred 'Working knowledge of patient safety & quality improvement principles 'Skills to analyze & interpret data