Director Infection Prevention in Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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Mission Hospital

Director Infection Prevention

Asheville, NC, United States
Regular Full-Time  monday through Friday with call 
Category: Executive • Job ID: 51636

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Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC is accepting applications for Director - Infection Prevention!


Discover a generous benefits package!  Our total rewards package includes but is not limited to:
401k retirement plan, paid time off (PTO), medical, dental and vision insurance, flex spending account options, life and disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, student loan assistance program, employee discount program and employee stock purchase program.



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Job Summary: The Director - Infection Prevention provides leadership of Mission Hospitals' Infection Prevention. The Director is trained in hospital epidemiology principles and is responsible for the surveillance, analysis, and reporting of nosocomial infections; educating employees about infection prevention; and the development of health system policies and procedures to ensure rigorous infection prevention standards that meet TJC, OSHA, Public Health Department, and CDC requirements. Participates in definition and implementation of performance metrics to review program effectiveness, balancing clinical and financial concerns. Collaborates closely with Mission Hospital Performance Improvement, Quality & Safety, Accreditation, and Risk Management departments.


Required Education: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technology, Biology/Microbiology or related field


Preferred Education: Master's Degree in Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Nursing, or related field



Preferred License: Certification in Infection Prevention (CIC) or within 2 years of hire.


Required Experience: Five years of experience in an infection prevention or epidemiology position. Minimum four years experience performing clinical duties in a hospital setting with associated responsibilities in supervision. Demonstrated ability to facilitate process improvement initiatives for decreasing nosocomial infection. Must have expertise and interpreting and managing data, creating reports, documentation and project management skills. Established communication skills both verbal and written along with skills as a facilitator, educator, and presenter. . Knowledge of management principles and techniques, problem-solving methodologies and analytical techniques. Demonstration of effective communication, and critical thinking skills. Advocate of team concepts. Ability to get along with diverse personalities and handle multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities. Demonstrated computer literacy.


Preferred Experience: Seven years working in an infection prevention or epidemiology position.



Mission Health, an operating division of HCA Healthcare, is based in Asheville, North Carolina, and is the state’s sixth largest health system. Mission Health operates six hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers, post-acute care provider CarePartners, long-term acute care provider Asheville Specialty Hospital and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. With approximately 12,000 colleagues and 2,000 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina. For more information, please visit or @MissionHealthNC.


Mission Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such offers equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other protected characteristic.

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