Assistant Manager-Infection Prevention & Control (1.0 FTE, Days)

Category: Quality
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Req: 12819
FTE: 1


1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

The Assistant Manager-Infection Prevention & Control collaborates with the Director-Infection Prevention & Control to provide oversight for the Infection Control team. Oversees the daily tasks of the infection control specialists and assists the director in providing administrative oversight for the development and implementation of a comprehensive program to maintain and improve infection prevention and control. This position contributes to the implementation and coordination of the hospital's infection prevention and control policies and procedures.

 Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.


  • Collaborates with the director to provide oversight of the infection control programs for the hospital.

  • Oversees the daily tasks and operations of the Infection Control Specialists and manages their continuing education and professional development.

  • Participates in the design and evaluation of healthcare associated infections (HAI) surveillance systems by providing HAI data and analyzing trends.

  • Plans, develops, implements and monitors appropriate programs for the prevention of HAIs patients and personnel.

  • Assists the director in developing strategic initiatives, procedures, and processes for clinical regulatory and accreditation compliance and IPC program development.

  • Oversees investigations, follow-up activities, and action plan in response to infection control outbreaks, significant infection control events and near misses.

  • Liaises among LPCHS departments and other quality improvement committees regarding infection prevention and control related matters and HAI initiatives.

  • Contributes to strategies necessary to achieve organization goals related to infection and prevention control. 

  • Contacts the county health department to report diseases according to the requirements of the State of California.

  • Collaborates with the health department and public agencies in complying with any problems related to outbreaks, exposures and the control of communicable diseases and to communicate new information to personnel in a timely manner.

  • Collaborates with Information Systems (IS),  Clinical Informatics and Analytics and Clinical Effectiveness teams to identify strategies to maximize and improve infection prevention and control efforts through use of data from the EMR and other digital information systems.

  • Collaborates in the development and refinement of relevant EMR order sets and templates to ensure compliance with Infection Prevention and Control policies and to maximize ability to retrieve usable process and outcome data from the systems.

  • Proactively identifies and prioritizes infection prevention and control opportunities throughout the organization.

  • Coordinates and leads initiatives including but not limited to: improving hand hygiene compliance, reducing rates of and/or eliminating HAIs.

  • Interprets hospital policy on the isolation and disposition of patients who have community acquired or nosocomial infections that require special care.

  • Collaborates on Infection Prevention and Control publications and abstracts.

 Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university required.

  • Experience: Four (4) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

  • License/Certification: (CIC) Certification of Infection Control.

 Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to make effective oral presentations and prepare concise written reports to a variety of audiences, including the Board of Directors and Senior Leadership.

  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to provide leadership and influence others.

  • Ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.

  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, administration, fiscal and personnel management.

  • Knowledge of statistical analysis and reporting practices pertaining to quality improvement and program evaluation.

  • National experience with regulatory bodies.

  • Proficient at approaching problems/risks/issues with professionalism, confidence and decisiveness.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.