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Infection Control Manager, Department of Student Health and Wellness

companyUniversity of Virginia
locationCharlottesville, VA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/19/2024
Full Time



Infection Control Manager, Department of Student Health and Wellness

The Department of Student Health and Wellness (SHW) Infection Control Manager is responsible for -compliance with infection control standards, pre-entrance health requirements for university students, coordinating with SOM and SON for infection control needs unique to students learning in healthcare settings, and organizing quality improvement activities related to the aforementioned activities.


The Infection Control Manager is responsible for:

Infection Control:
Serves as a SHW Infection Control Committee Chair. Develops and maintains infection control policies and procedures. Serves as member of the UVA Health Infection Prevention & Control Committee based on organizational needs. Maintains Infection Control certification; required within 3 years of hire. Oversees all aspects of Infection Control for the department, including infection control rounds, housekeeping rounds, hand hygiene audits, annual training for bloodborne pathogens, annual review of sharps devices, and safe injection practice audits. Coordinates with the workplace safety manager to perform Infection Control Risk Assessments (ICRA) prior to demolition or construction in the building. Coordinates with public health partners (ex. VDH, TJHD, UVA Health Epidemiology). Ensures timely reporting of all reportable diseases in accordance with law and regulation.

Immunizations:
Oversees pre-entrance health requirements compliance for university students. Reviews and publishes pre-entrance health form(s) on annual basis, or more often as needed. Coordinates with SHW staff to ensure that immunization compliance tools (ex. Medicat Immunization Compliance Manager) are accurate and effective. Monitors process for medical and religious exemptions. Works with epidemiology to clearly identify un-vaccinated populations. Serves as clinical advisor for the implementation of an interface between VIIS and the SHW electronic medical record and routinely evaluates options that enhance the management of the immunization record. Maintains dashboards and other reports regarding immunization compliance and updates department managers and directors. Plans and coordinates mass vaccination clinics, such as influenza, when needed to meet the needs of university students.

Health Professions students:
Participates in the UVA Health Occupational Health Workgroup. Understands the occupational health requirements of UVA Health and other organizations where SON/SOM students and other applicable student populations may perform healthcare training rotations. Works with UVA Health and other organizations to ensure requirements are met. Coordinates with SOM and SON for infection control needs unique to students learning in healthcare settings, such as immunizations, health screenings, furloughs, and management of blood and body fluid exposures. Provides annual influenza vaccine compliance and other data to the schools and to UVA Health as needed.

Quality Improvement:
Performs infectious disease surveillance. Plans, organizes, and reports on quality improvement activities as related to scope of responsibility. Investigates and resolves alerting events, patient complaints, and other issues that relate to scope of responsibility.

Clinical:
Maintains competency/proficiency with vaccine administration and provides additional support to the vaccine clinic during high-demand periods. Provides patient care as RN within SHW.

Other:
Other duties as assigned.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Education: Graduate of accredited nursing program, Bachelor of Science in Nursing required.
Experience: Three years of relevant experience.
Licensure: Licensed to Practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Certification: Maintains Infection Control certification; required within three years of hire.

Salary range will be commensurate with education and experience. This is an exempt level, benefited position. Employees benefits package highlights include:
• 22 days of paid time off, increasing with service; 13+ paid holidays each year, in addition to paid time off
• Parental and Community Service Leave
• Health plan with options to meet healthcare and financial needs available from day one
• Retirement benefits
• Tuition and professional development benefits after six months of employment
• Employee wellness program featuring activities to earn up to $500/year.

About Charlottesville and UVA:
UVA is a world class institution with nationally ranked schools and programs, diverse and distinguished faculty, a major academic medical center and proud history as a renowned research university. Charlottesville is nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the edge of Shenandoah National Park, while also being just 2.5 hours to Washington, DC and 3 hours to the ocean. Charlottesville is home to an array of attractions, schools, and businesses to keep you and your family entertained and educated for years to come. Learn more about all C'Ville has to offer.

Application Instructions:
Please apply through the UVA job board, and complete an application online. Internal applicants please search "Find Jobs" in Workday. Include the following documents:
• A CV/resume
• A cover letter
• Contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

Internal applicants please apply through Workday by searching "find jobs." The position is open until filled and review of applications will begin in early June. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. References will be completed via UVA's standardized process SkillSurvey. A total of five references will be requested via SkillSurvey during the final phase of the interview process.A minimum of three is required. For questions about the application process, please contact Michele Jarman, Academic Recruiter. The selected applicant will pass a criminal background check, health check and drug screen. This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Job requires sitting for prolonged periods, frequently traveling (distance: 1/2 mile). Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly; Ability to lift/push/pull < 20lbs. May be exposed to blood/body fluids and infectious disease.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, and family medical or genetic information.

To Apply, visit:
https://jobs.virginia.edu/us/en/job/R0061094/Infection-Control-Manager-Department-of-Student-Health-and-Wellness





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Required skills

  • Infection Control
  • Maintaining and Filing Medical Records
  • Electronic Health Record (EHR)
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