Director of Infection Prevention & Employee Health – District | Full-Time

Shae

Why Blue Mountain Hospital District?

The Blue Mountain Hospital District (BMHD) is comprised of a Critical Access Hospital (CAH), Family Medicine and Rural Health Clinic, Home Health and Hospice, Emergency Medical Services, and an intermediate level Care Center.

Our District spans from John Day to Prairie City, nestled in the Heart of Grant County in the Blue Mountains.  The Strawberry Mountain Range and John Day River Valley offers a variety of outdoor activities, from abundant hiking/mountain biking/horse riding trails, to high lakes and ponds.  Our area is known to be a “go to” place for recreation, big game hunting, and fishing!

For more information on our Rural and Remote area, visit our Grant County Chamber of Commerce page at: https://www.gcoregonlive.com/

Join our family-like team in beautiful Eastern Oregon!

Position Summary:

The Director of Infection Prevention (IP) is responsible for identifying, investigating, monitoring, and reporting healthcare-associated infections. The IP collaborates with teams and individuals to create infection prevention strategies, provide feedback, and sustain infection prevention strategies. Participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.

Employee Health is responsible for working collaboratively with Human Resources to assure compliance in the District’s employee health processes.

  • Promotes the mission, vision and values of the BMHD.
  • Design and conduct education to the district on Infection Prevention, Employee Health, and Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Efficient and effective management of all functions asspciated with data collection and entry.
  • Understands, incorporates, and educates on Regulatory Requirements.
  • Manages performance improvement intiatives for quality control.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications, attending webinars, establishing professional networks, participates in professional organizations.
  • Any additional duties pertaining to the daily operations of Employee Health.
  • Maintains self-motivation and sustains a high level of momentum.
  • Able to successfully prioritize when faced with requests, demands and deadlines.
  • Knowledge of customer service concepts.
  • Professional accountability.
  • Collaboration.
  • Leadership.
  • Research and Implementation.
  • Infection Prevention Informatics.
  • Fiscal Responsibilities.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, both in written and oral form.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team, in a fast-paced production-oriented environment.
  • Proven presentation skills.
  • Expresses excellent judgment, discretion and decision making abilities.
  •  Maintains a sensitive, fair, private and impartial approach to dealing with employees.
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety, quality and positive patient experience.
  • Working knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements; CMS, National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs), and continued readiness related to healthcare or hospital standards.
  •  Ability to prioritize and remain highly organized.

Education Requirements:

Required:  Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN)

Preferable experience in: public health, epidemiology, clinical laboratory science, medical technology or related field.

Reports to:

Director of Home Health, Hospice and Support Services

For more information, contact:

Shae Voigt, Coordinator – Human Resources
svoigt@bluemountainhospital.org  |  (541) 575-3820