Centra - Lynchburg, VA

Corporate Director, Infection prevention

Job Summary

Corporate Director, Infection Prevention

We are looking for a candidate with their certification in Infection Control to fill in the role of Corporate Director, Infection Prevention at Centra Health. You will report to the Medical Director and will manage the Infection Prevention department for the four hospital locations and their surrounding facilities. 

You will be required to have a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and must hold a current, active license as a registered nurse in Virginia or hold a current multistate licensure privilege as a registered nurse. Along with your certification in Infection Prevention, you will need at least 5 years’ experience with epidemiology, infection prevention standards, data collection, related regulatory and recommending bodies.

About Centra Health

Centra Health (Centra) is a regional nonprofit healthcare system based in Lynchburg, Virginia. With more than 8,100 employees, 500 employed providers and physicians, and a medical staff of nearly 800 providing care in 50 locations, Centra serves over 500,000 people as the dominant provider of critical medical services in central and southern Virginia. 

Centra was created in 1987 through the merger of the Lynchburg General (LGH) and Virginia Baptist (VBH) Hospitals. In 2006, Southside Community Hospital (CSCH) in Farmville became a Centra affiliate. In 2014, Centra acquired full ownership of Bedford Memorial Hospital (BMH), in the town of Bedford, which is its fourth hospital. In addition to these flagship facilities, the system includes Centra Specialty Hospital, a long-term acute care hospital, a regional standalone emergency department, health and rehabilitation centers, a cancer center, a nursing school, sites and providers serving a geography of approximately 9,000 square miles, and a health plan. Centra’s services also include residential and outpatient mental health facilities, home health and hospice programs, mammography centers, a sleep disorders center, and a center for wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Centra is home to the Central Virginia Center for Simulation and Virtual Learning, the only center in Virginia that offers a full range of simulation experiences.

About the town

Lynchburg, VA

B-

Public Schools

B-

Housing

B

Good for Familes

B-

Jobs

B

Cost of Living

B+

Outdoor Activities

C

Crime & Safety

A

Nightlife

A

Diversity

B

Weather

B+

Health & Fitness

A

Commute

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scores

Centra Lynchburg General Hospital

MeasureThe Hospital’s ScoreWorst Performing HospitalAvg. Performing HospitalBest Performing HospitalData SourceTime Period Covered
Dangerous object left in patient’s body What’s This?0.0530.3730.020.000CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Air or gas bubble in the blood What’s This?0.0000.642.00160.000CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Patient falls and injuries What’s This?0.8492.0750.420.000CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Infection in the blood What’s This?1.8574.6201.050.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey10/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Infection in the urinary tract What’s This?1.3653.3370.850.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey10/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Surgical site infection after colon surgery What’s This?0.3892.7650.790.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey10/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
MRSA Infection What’s This?1.0544.0331.030.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey10/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
C. diff. Infection What’s This?0.4911.7830.520.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey10/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Death from treatable serious complications What’s This?202.63206.08159.6895.65CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Harmful Events What’s This?0.983.341.000.60CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Dangerous bed sores What’s This? *0.758.780.580.04CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Collapsed lung What’s This? *0.260.480.230.12CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Falls causing broken hips What’s This? *0.110.160.090.07CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Blood Leakage What’s This? *2.795.582.541.26CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Kidney injury after surgery What’s This? *1.603.451.420.58CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Serious breathing problem What’s This? *3.5617.095.181.66CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Dangerous blood clot What’s This? *3.218.413.611.65CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Sepsis infection after surgery What’s This? *4.559.734.962.31CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Surgical wound splits open What’s This? *0.771.540.860.57CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Accidental cuts and tears What’s This? *1.263.971.210.37CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
* This measure is a part of the Harmful Events Composite and is not used for scoring.

Process measures include the management structures and procedures a hospital has in place to protect patients from errors, accidents, and injuries.

MeasureThe Hospital’s ScoreWorst Performing HospitalAvg. Performing HospitalBest Performing HospitalData SourceTime Period Covered
Doctors order medications through a computer What’s This?100586.601002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Safe medication administration What’s This?100584.181002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Specially trained doctors care for ICU patients What’s This?100564.461002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Effective leadership to prevent errors What’s This?110.7746.15117.09120.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Staff work together to prevent errors What’s This?110.000.00116.88120.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Enough qualified nurses What’s This?100.000.0098.36100.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Handwashing What’s This?1001576.221002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Communication with nurses What’s This?907590.2596CMS07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Communication with doctors What’s This?917790.1897CMS07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Responsiveness of hospital staff What’s This?806382.1793CMS07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Communication about medicines What’s This?745775.2489CMS07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Communication about discharge What’s This?876585.7395CMS07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021

Hospital Leadership

MEET THE staff

Kristin King

Director, HR Talent Acquisition

Chris Lewis MD, MMM, CPE

SVP, Chief Clinical Officer

Thomas Wigboldy, DO

Medical Director

Official job description

Corporate Director, infection prevention
- Centra Health

Job Description
Overview

Job Description:

The Infection Prevention Director is responsible for planning and directing the infection prevention program to ensure high quality and safe delivery of health care related to infectious diseases. Oversees the development, implementation, and coordination of inpatient and outpatient infection prevention and control programs. Provides consultative support to the post-acute facilities’ infection prevention program as well as Centra’s ambulatory medical offices. Works in collaboration with the program’s Medical Director. Supervises Infection Prevention staff. Is responsible for compliance with regulatory requirements including, but not limited to, CMS Conditions of Participation, healthcare associated infection data submission to the CDC’s National Health Safety Network, and The Joint Commission infection control standards and elements of performance. Oversees training and consultation regarding infection prevention efforts, analysis of surveillance data, health department reportable disease regulations, interventions in the reduction of healthcare associated infections, and infection related quality and safety initiatives. Collaborates with Employee Health regarding healthcare worker infections. Is an active member of the Environment of Care and Safety Committees.

Qualifications/Education/Experience:

BSN required. Must hold a current, active license as a registered nurse in Virginia or hold a current multistate licensure privilege as a registered nurse. Certified Infection Preventionist by the Board of Infection Prevention required. At least 5 years’ experience with epidemiology, infection prevention standards, data collection, related regulatory and recommending bodies required.

 

About us: 

Our care givers at Centra are the most valuable asset we have and it is our mission and commitment to build and sustain a diverse and inclusive environment.

When recruiting and retaining talent at Centra, our hiring needs are based on matching a candidates job qualifications with our job requirements and department needs without regard to race, color, age, religion or belief, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Centra is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.

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Most frequent questions and answers

Yes. All of our open positions come with some sort of relocation allowance to help with the expenses of relocating. 

Yes. We will prep you for every interview you take. We know what our clients are looking for, so we will let you know what to expect and what experiences and accomplishments you should be sure to communicate to them in an interview.

Yes. If you connect us with another Infection Prevention professional that is interested in this position, and ultimately gets hired – we will send you a $500 referral bonus. 

Of course. We work to get you the highest possibly financial package – and communicate our progress throughout the process. We are financially incentivized to get you the most lucrative offer possible. 

Absolutely. We will review your resume before we submit it to the client to make sure it communicates everything it needs to.

First, everything we offer to our candidates is completely FREE. 

We operate as advisors and consultants for your Infection Prevention career. We’ve recruited in this industry for a long time and understand the profession as well as anyone.

If you decide you’d like us to represent you and apply for a position, the first thing our team will do is examine your resumé closely. We will fix up your resumé to ensure it communicates exactly what our client is looking for – demonstrating not only what you’ve been responsible for in previous Infection Prevention positions, but also how effective you’ve been in those roles. 

We have direct access to the hiring managers in the positions we search on which allows us to present your resumé directly to them, knowing exactly what they want to see in a candidate. We will keep you in the loop when this happens and what their initial feedback is. No more waiting in the dark hoping to hear back from HR.

Because of our relationships with the hiring manager, we have the ability to make a case for them to speak with you. It also allows us to get quick, honest feedback following each interview you have. And we will provide that feedback to you, good or bad.

In addition to preparing your resumé and presenting directly to the hiring manager, we also will prep you for each and every interview. Again, we know what our clients are looking for, so we will let you know what to expect and what experiences and accomplishments you should be sure to communicate to them in an interview.

In terms of the interview process, we’ll work with you and the client to get those scheduled during a time that makes sense for you.

Perhaps the most beneficial piece of being represented by Clutch Recruitment is that we’ll negotiate an offer for you – securing the highest possible offer the client can make. Don’t worry about your salary demands rubbing your future employer the wrong way;  we do all of that for you, ensuring a completely fair offer, without the awkwardness that potentially comes with it. We are financially incentivized to get you the highest possible offer, and we will ensure that happens.

Once you accept an offer, our work doesn’t stop. We’ll be there to talk you through your resignation and prepare you for how to handle a counter offer, along with all other complications that may arise. 

We have a large in house sourcing team that collects information from various databases online including LinkedIn, certification boards, and professional associations. 

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