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Infection Prevention Director

Newburyport, Massachusetts

Organization Facility: Anna Jaques Hospital Category: Infection Prevention Job ID: JR42134 Date posted: 01/31/2024
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When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

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Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

Job Description:

Infection Prevention Director, 40 hrs/wk, Monday-Friday

The Infection Preventionist is responsible and accountable for the planning, coordination, management and evaluation of the hospital-wide infection control program, surveillance, education, monitoring trends that have been identified through surveillance and to maintain all regulatory (such as CMS, DPH, Joint Commission) requirements. The Infection Preventionist collaborates with teams and individuals to create infection prevention strategies, provide feedback, and sustain infection prevention strategies.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops and manages the Infection Control Program to include but not limited to Policy and Proceduredevelopment, revision and maintenance and annual evaluation of the Program

  • Investigates potential outbreaks within the hospital departments.

  • Works with the regulatory agencies for reporting of any outbreaks.

  • Oversees the hospital Infection Control Committee.

  • Provides education, mentoring to hospital physicians, staff and the community.

  • Identifies problems in relation to Infection Control, investigates, responds, and communicates outcomes to Directors and physicians as appropriate.

  • Identifies trends in infection prevention through research and education and presents findings to frontline staff, providers, directors, managers and senior leadership.

Essential Skill:

Analytical, problem solving, collaboration, strong oral and written communication skills, ablity to implement evidence-based guidelines, conflict resolution, program and project management, expertise in data collection and analysis, report writing and data presentation, leadership, familiar with software technologies.


  • Minimum of a Baccalaureate degree in nursing, public health, epidemiology, clinical laboratory science, medical technology related fieldANDenrolled in Masters level program, completion of Master's degree highly preferred.

  • Must have at least 3-5 years of hospital infection prevention experience

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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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Why join Beth Israel Lahey Health?

If you’re looking for a career where you can make a difference and explore your potential, Beth Israel Lahey Health is the place you belong. Our system includes a network of hospitals, physician practices, outpatient centers, and other healthcare facilities and we offer a broad range of careers in direct patient care, environmental services, registration, finance and many other fields. We are focused on providing compassionate and personalized healthcare with a strong reputation for clinical excellence and research and offer diverse opportunities for career growth and development. Conveniently, we have many locations in communities across Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.

At Beth Israel Lahey Health, we see you for all that you are – your experience and your dreams. Explore our open opportunities and find out why so many have already chosen to join our team.

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