Coord-infect Prevent

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati, OH
POSITION TITLE: Coordinator-Infection Control

DEPARTMENT: Infection Control

PURPOSE OF POSITION: To coordinate the activities of the infection control function as they relate to accreditation services, support the collaborative relationships of the function in the institution, develop and maintain written and online tools which facilitate communications between Infection Control and the Medical Executive Committee, Marketing, and Community Relations.

Responsibilities

* Regulatory Compliance

Manage the accreditation services needs for the program to assure compliance with infection control standards for Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Joint Commission and/or other accreditation standards. Assure tracking of key activities and reporting to key consumers within the medical centeAggregate and manage key data for local, state, and/or national health officials for the purposes of assuring compliance with reporting standards and mitigating community risk.

* Data management

Aggregate Infection Control Program data, harmonize with data requests, de-identify as appropriate, and distribute to collaborative research divisions or other departments within the medical center for the purposes of improving patient outcomes. Assure compliance with all regulatory rules regarding protection of PHI. Generate reports as needed and disseminate to appropriate individuals. May improve/maintain processes, operations, and/or performance using available data or assist in this process. May provide data collection, input, mining, and/or analysis. Respond to, process, and/or track all related requests. May assist in automating existing processes or recommend changes to leadership.

* Communication

Work with other CCHMC departments, to meet CCHMC and local community needs for infection control and prevention information. Create and maintain online reporting venues, assemble and disseminate information to community partners. Openly communicate across many departments, keeping key leadership, administrative staff and other stakeholders fully informed of program.

* Marketing/Public Relations:

Support the department's marketing and/or public relations efforts both internally and externally. Participate in and/or coordinate assigned community committees and/or events. Ensure quality controls and compliance with CCHMC branding and marketing policies. Assist in developing of educational/informational/promotional materials. Respond to questions and requests from internal customers.

* Financial Administration:

Collaborate in the preparation, coordination and evaluation of the annual fiscal operating budget and capital equipment budget, including evaluating new sources of revenue and recommending cost reductions and efficiencies. Monitor/manage accounts as well as coordinate payments, interactions, and paperwork.

Skills & Competencies

* Healthcare Industry

Knowledge of the healthcare industry: Broad understanding of the health care industry and its regulatory environment

* Professional Demeanor

Demonstrate an independent work initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy, tact and professional demeanor

* Organizational agility

Understand how to get things done in organizations; accurately identifying and initiating and cultivating relationships with key stakeholders and decision makers who have the ability to provide needed resources, information, or expertise; accomplishing objectives through formal and informal channels

* Efficiency/Prioritization

Use time efficiently and productively; prioritizing multiple tasks properly to meet deadlines; recognizing time constraints and adjusting work schedule to address them

* Communication/Dialogue

Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; ability to accurately identify information which is relevant to others and sharing it with them or seeking it from them in a timely manner; gathering input from others and summarizing their perspectives; encouraging and modeling an open exchange of information among individuals or groups

* Writing/Content creation

Excellent writing, editing and related computer skills with the ability to create and edit content for print and electronic publication

* Computer proficiency

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including data management in Excel; working knowledge of Vigilance, Visio as well as Ektron and/or FrontPage software for webpage development and maintenance

* Independence/Problem Solving

Independence, problem solving and teamwork Ability to work both independently and in a team setting to work through a problem to reach a positive solution, and accomplish goals

Required:

* Bachelor's degree OR Equivalent combination of education and experience

* 1 year related experience

Preferred:

* Experience in healthcare field, office management, project management and communication