As Rhode Island’s largest health system and private employer, Lifespan is dedicated to improving the way clinical care, medical research and education, and community services are delivered. Our Corporate Headquarters is seeking a Manager of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention to manage the Lifespan system-wide program designed to identify, reduce and prevent healthcare-associated infections. This position has operational oversight for the systematic collection and analysis of infection data using epidemiological principles and statistical methods to identify trends and risk factors; designs, implements and evaluates prevention strategies; serves as educational resource for Infection Preventionists related to infection prevention and control and epidemiology; assists the director with coordinating and ensuring smooth operational processes; assists in the investigation of suspected outbreaks and exposures to infectious agents; and collaborates with public health agencies and interdisciplinary team members as needed and in support of our inpatient hospital units/locations, departments and ambulatory and outpatient units. Additionally the Manager of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention monitors quality assessment/performance improvement (QAPI) requirements of the ambulatory and outpatient infection control program and ensures that The Joint Commission (TJC) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) RI Department of Health and other regulatory agency requirements (when applicable to inpatient or outpatient settings) are met.
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Public Health or clinical area with strong working knowledge of health care processes, structures and terminology related to infection prevention and control; Master’s or advanced degree preferred
Certification in Infection Control
Six Sigma/Lean Green Belt or Black Belt certification and TapRooT (Root Cause Analysis-RCA) designation within 24 months of hire
5 years of relevant experience in infection prevention and control in health care settings to include facilitation of small and large groups/project team performance improvement systems and/or process improvement methods and standards
7 years of progressively responsible roles in management with an extensive clinical background
Demonstrated skill in program planning, financial planning, quality management system design/redesign and advanced information systems
Ability to direct the development, implementation and evaluation of programs for recruitment, retention, development, recognition and continuing education of staff
Experience developing and managing annual operating objectives
Advanced analytical, qualitative and problem-solving skills
Knowledge of The Joint Commission (TJC) and specific state agency infection control standards
Project management experience, preferably in a large complex healthcare organization, is desired
Working at Lifespan
At Lifespan, we utilize a multidisciplinary team approach to medicine and provide the right blend of autonomy and collaboration. If you share our passion for providing the very best care in a supportive professional setting, join one of the nation’s Top 100 health systems. Consistently awarded Magnet® status in nursing care, Lifespan is committed to clinical excellence and devoted to our mission of delivering health with care. Apply online directly at:
Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ethnicity, sexual preference or orientation, ancestry, genetics, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.