This position is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of operational policies and procedures for a specific department within nursing services. Collaborate in intra- and inter-departmental planning, problem solving, and decision making within the scope of their responsibility. This position requires the application of advanced, broad-based knowledge of nursing practice and theory as well as advanced knowledge of techniques of supervision, management, and leadership.
Interprets and directs the implementation of nursing philosophy and objectives, departmental policies and procedures, and applies recognized standards of nursing care and practice.
Plans, selects, and devises nursing operations, work methods, procedures, work flow and standards for quality and quantity of work, including staffing standards.
Assigns, directs and reviews the work of subordinate supervisors/other nursing personnel. Prepares formal answers to, and recommends the adjustment of, grievances and disciplinary matters.
Determines personnel, material, equipment, and facilities needed to accomplish program goals.
Prepares budget for assigned area or program and is responsible for adherence to approved budget.
Coordinates nursing activities with those of other services or disciplines.
Monitors and evaluates operations for compliance with licensure, accreditation and regulatory standards.
Establishes, implements, and evaluates quality of care for assigned area or program.
Assesses plans, directs, and evaluates educational and clinical professional development programs for assigned area or program.
Performs other duties as assigned.
The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions.
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelorâ™s Degree, preferably in Nursing and/ or Epidemiology
Minimum 4 years experience in and acute care hospital
Completion of surveillance course
Knowledge of infection prevention principles and practices.
Certification in Infection Control (CIC)
Masterâ™s degree in Nursing, Public Health, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Microbiology or other health related field
two years hospital infection control nurse experience
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.