Manager of Infection Control and Prevention

Exempt, Full Time Position


Date Posted: January 2020

Department: Quality 

Since 1970, Community Health Services has existed to provide comprehensive health care services to the residents of Hartford and Windsor. We were made for the community, by the community, to offer a full spectrum of services to include medical, behavioral health care, dental care, a full-service pharmacy and more. Our goal is to offer our patients a medical home; a place where they can come for all of their needs; a place where the clinical staff know them by their first name. Our dedicated staff demonstrate the good we can do on a daily basis when we provide quality care with dignity to each and every individual. We want to help our patients get all of the health care they need -- when they need it -- so they may too live a healthier and happier life.

Community Health Services, Inc. is seeking an experienced Infection Preventionist as its Manager of Infection Control and Prevention.  Reporting to the Chief Quality Officer and in collaboration with the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), other Senior Management Team members and clinical leaders, provides oversight for all infection control and prevention activities at the health center, including but not limited to surveillance, data collection, monitoring of communicable disease and exposure trends, reporting of communicable diseases in accordance with regulatory requirements, development and regular review/revision of infection control related policies and procedures, and ongoing identification of relevant training needs, resulting in development and implementation of annual and periodic infection control training programs.  This is a benefit-eligible 32-hour per week position.

The successful candidate will:
  • One of the following

    • a valid State of Connecticut Registered Nurse license with a BSN preferred

    • a Masters in Public Health

    • A Bachelor’s degree in microbiology or epidemiology

  • At least 3 years’ experience coordinating infection control and prevention activities in a clinical or public health setting; experience in the acute care or ambulatory care environment strongly preferred

  • Deep knowledge of evidence-based standards (e.g. CDC, APIC, SHEA, WHO) as well as regulatory standards (HRSA, TJC, OSHA, DPH) and have experience developing and revising infection control-related policies and procedures consistent with those standards

  • Experience conducting risk assessments and infection control work plans and establishing specific and measurable achievement goals for priority focus areas

  • Demonstrated success developing and presenting educational sessions

  • Formal project facilitation training or commensurate experience

  • Demonstrated success conducting appropriate investigation and analysis of actual or potential infection-related exposures and/or outbreaks

  • Experience and knowledge sufficient to oversee instrument reprocessing functions

  • Prior experience providing support to the Infection Control Committee

  • The ability to develop and successfully execute short-, mid-, and long-term enterprise-wide strategic goals

  • Superior communication skills and have demonstrated success building and maintaining positive and productive relationships with clinical and administrative staff, patients, and external partners and stakeholders

  • An aptitude for collecting, analyzing and making strategic decisions based on data and presenting the process and outcomes to internal and external stakeholders

  • The ability to maintain composure and respond calmly and effectively in stressful situations

  • Strong computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Office Suite products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

  • Comfort working with electronic health record systems

  • The willingness to be accountable and to hold others accountable

  • A high level of alignment with the organizational mission

  • CIC Certification is strongly preferred for this role.

Some benefit programs available to eligible employees include:
  • Community Health Services participates in the NHSC Loan Repayment Program

  • Paid Malpractice and CME

  • Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours per week are eligible for Health Insurance

  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • 401(k) Plan and up to 4% Employer Match

  • Generous Paid Time Off

  • 9 Paid Holidays

  • Competitive Pay

  • Employer Paid Life Insurance

  • Employer Paid Short Term Disability

  • Employer Paid Long Term Disability

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Worker's Compensation

  • Various Leave Programs - Bereavement, Military, Maternity, and more

Community Health Services is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.