Risk, Quality and Safety
Primary Location Starting Range:
$37.48/hr - $49.98/hr
In accordance with Colorados EPEWA Equal Pay Transparency
$20K Sign-On Bonus
Banner Health believes leadership matters, and we look for
people who share our vision making health care easier, so life can
be better. Our leaders are at the front of the health care
transformation, planning the future of Banner Health.
As the Infection Prevention Program Director, you will be
responsible for managing and supervising all activities related to
the prevention, control, documentation and reporting of nosocomial
acquired infections and communicable diseases for our Northern
Colorado facilities. These responsibilities include setting
standards and evaluating compliance for practices that are
associated with the prevention and control of healthcare-associated
infections. This will include, but is not limited to, surveillance,
analysis, and reporting. A crucial aspect will be designing,
leading and maintaining a hospital-based infection prevention
control program. Banner Health's goal is to provide a safe
environment through the prevention of infection in patients,
families, employees and visitors.
The is a full-time position and the starting pay rate for this
position is $37.48 up to $62.47/hour based on experience and
education. Viable candidates should have a Master's/Bachelor's
degree in Public, Business Administration or other healthcare
related field and their Certificate in Infection Control (CIC)
along with at least 5 years of experience in infection control and
Should you have any questions, please contact Debbie Hoekstra at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-810-6347.
Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components
of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of
benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and
financial security options so you can focus on being the best at
what you do and enjoying your life
Your pay and benefits are important components of your journey at
Banner Health. This opportunity includes the option to participate
in a variety of health, financial, and security benefits. In
addition, this position may be eligible for our Management
Incentive Program as part of your Total Rewards package.A 378-bed
Level II trauma center and acute care facility with over 3000
employees, North Colorado Medical Center is the largest hospital in
the region. As a regional medical center, we provide
community-based and specialty services for a service area that
includes southern Wyoming, western Nebraska, western Kansas and
northeastern Colorado. In order to provide the most compassionate
and innovative care possible, we bring together state-of-the-art
technology and an exceptional team of health care professionals.
For the healthcare professional, our Greeley, Colorado location
offers access to a wide variety of recreational activities in an
inviting, close-knit community.
This position, under the direction of the infection prevention
committee, is responsible for the effective direction, management
and operation of the infection prevention and control/epidemiology
department, including education of hospital personnel and
consultation with the organization, CDC, and the county and state
health departments. The responsibilities encompass compliance with
Joint Commission (JC) standards, CMS, OSHA, and state regulations,
outbreak investigation, and overall direction of the infection
prevention and control program. The position works closely with
both system and operating entities leaders and medical staff to
improve quality and outcomes of clinical care related to infection
prevention. All work processed by the incumbent is considered
confidential and protected from discovery, pursuant to state
1. Ensures that all services provided meet with the facilitys
needs and expectations. Manages the department in a cost-effect
manner by accurately forecasting budgetary and staffing needs, and
manages expenses within budgetary constraints. Devises action plans
to correct negative variances. May maintain a competent and
motivated staff through proper selection, training, evaluating and
termination, as necessary.
2. Establishes, implements and administers departmental goals,
objectives, policies and procedures; conducts ongoing review of
hospital policies, procedures and guidelines to identify infection
prevention and control discrepancies and implements revisions as
necessary. Provides ongoing assessment of performance, analyzes
infection outcome data, and identifies performance improvement
opportunities or trends. Conducts high level assessments, gathers
information and collaborates with the appropriate process owner(s)
to identify opportunities for improvement. Analyzes data for
administrative and clinical decision making.
3. Develops and coordinates the infection prevention and control
program throughout the facility. Implements the program by
formulating, establishing and evaluating policies and procedures
relating to patient care infection prevention and control measures
throughout the facility that ensure compliance with JC, OSHA, CDC,
CMS and other county, state, and federal regulatory agencies.
4. Serves as a resource and subject matter expert to staff,
leaders, medical staff, patients and the community for infection
prevention and control. Initiates epidemiological investigations of
significant clusters of infections and single cases of unusual
infection. Serves as a subject matter expert for the facility and
system related to emerging infections, public health crisis and
5. Directs and assists in preparing reports and statistical data
for the infection prevention committee, medical staff committees,
medical executive committee and the facilitys administration and
other committees as needed.
6. Responsibility for infection prevention at large healthcare
entities (>100 beds) and contribution to system-level infection
prevention activities. Internal customers include all assigned
entity administrators, physicians, staff and corporate
administrators, leadership team and staff. External customers
include accreditation and regulatory organizations, payers,
patients and physicians.
Requires Masters in Public Health (MPH), Masters in Business
Administration (MBA) or masters degree in other healthcare related
field or Bachelors degree in healthcare related field and
experience equivalent to masters degree.
Requires certification in Infection Control (CIC).
Must have a proficiency level typically attained with 5 years
experience in infection prevention or diseases surveillance
experience in a public health setting.
Must possess demonstrated flexibility in responding to the needs
of multiple constituencies with a service-oriented philosophy.
Demonstrated ability to lead and facilitate multi- disciplinary
Must possess demonstrated skill in problem analysis, project
management, conflict resolution and oral and written
Requires ability to balance and manage multiple projects.
Computer skills, research and basic statistical knowledge is
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.