Director of Infection Prevention

Rockville, MD
Sep 25, 2021
Apr 18, 2022
Full Time
As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

Adventist HealthCare seeks to hire Director of Infection Prevention who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

The Director of Infection Prevention reports to the AHC VP Clinical Effectiveness and Patient Safety. This individual partners with key stakeholders including but not limited to the local Medical Director, AHC's Medical Director for Epidemiology/Infectious Disease and AHC's Chief Quality Officer to develop a system of care that promotes sound and scientific infection prevention principles and practices.

As a Director of Infection Prevention , you will:

•Partners with the Chair of the Infection Prevention Committee to develop, implement and evaluate
annual infection prevention goals and action plan(s) throughout the facility and across the health
system (as representative at the AHC HAI Committee)
•Partners with key internal and external stakeholders (leaders, physicians, local, state, and national
agencies) on performance improvement activities related to infection prevention
•Oversees the operations of the infection prevention, epidemiology, and relevant safety programs
throughout the facility and across the health system (as representatives in flu readiness and fit-
testing initiatives)
•Directs and participates in surveillance, trend analysis, and reporting of healthcare associated and
community associated infections
•Participates in the state and national collaboratives in support of external reporting to the CDC
NHSN system, and other relevant quality organizations as stipulated by the health system
•Serves as authority on with responsibility for ensuring appropriate intervention and education with
team members, volunteers and medical staff when healthcare infection trends, outbreaks or non-compliance to infection prevention/OSHA are identified throughout the facility and across the health system

Education & Experience

•Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred in nursing, epidemiology, microbiology,
medical technology, public health, or other healthcare science 5-10 years CIC/infection prevention
•Minimum 5 years of progressive leadership experience
•Must be board certified in Infection Prevention
•Specialty training in Infection Prevention through accredited continuing education

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
• Work life balance through non rotating shifts
• Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
• Free Employee parking
• Competitive comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability,
PTO and 403B retirement plan with matching and 3 year vesting)
• 100% Coverage for inpatient care - at Adventist HealthCare facilities
• 100% Coverage for urgent care nationwide - after copay

Work Schedule:


COVID-19 Vaccination

Adventist HealthCare requires all applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and , if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a n designated Adventist HealthCare location.

Tobacco and Drug Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine and drug use.

While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to attracting, engaging, and developing the best people to cultivate our mission-centric culture. Our goal is to have a welcoming, equitable, and safe place to work and grow for all employees, no matter their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Adventist HealthCare will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Adventist HealthCare is a religious organization as defined under applicable law; however, it will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants' religious beliefs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for disabilities or religious belief should contact the Support Center HR Office.

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