UCSF - San Francisco, CA

Manager, Hospital Epidemiology & Infection Prevention

Job Summary

Manager, Infection PRevention

We are looking for a professional with a Certification in Infection Control to fill the role of Field Unit Manager of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Prevention at University of California San Francisco Health. You would report to the System Director of HEIP and will have a team of eight field IP’s to supervise. You will also be responsible for managing Infection Prevention activities in the clinical spaces stretching across 1,300 beds, with an average daily census of around 750. 

You will need to have a Master’s degree in Nursing, Business Administration, Health Care Administration, Public Administration or other health-related field. Along with your CIC and a clinical license in a healthcare-related field, you will need to have at least 3 years of infection prevention management experience.

About UCSF

UCSF Health is internationally renowned for providing highly specialized and innovative care. They are part of UC San Francisco, one of the top universities in the nation for health sciences research and higher education. UCSF doctors work directly with affiliate providers, sharing best practices and the latest innovations in treatment and technology. From genomics and immunology to specialty care for women and children, UCSF brings together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells. Our hospitals and educational programs consistently rank among the best in the country

About the town

San Francisco, CA

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Public Schools

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Housing

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Good for Familes

a-

Jobs

D

Cost of Living

A+

Outdoor Activities

C

Crime & Safety

A+

Nightlife

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Diversity

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Weather

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Health & Fitness

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Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scores

UCSF Health

MeasureThe Hospital’s ScoreWorst Performing HospitalAvg. Performing HospitalBest Performing HospitalData SourceTime Period Covered
Dangerous object left in patient’s body What’s This?0.0000.3590.020.000CMS07/01/2017 – 06/30/2019
Air or gas bubble in the blood What’s This?0.0000.036.00040.000CMS07/01/2017 – 06/30/2019
Patient falls and injuries What’s This?0.3861.7780.420.000CMS07/01/2017 – 06/30/2019
Infection in the blood What’s This?0.7493.4200.810.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey04/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 9/30/2020
Infection in the urinary tract What’s This?1.1632.6440.750.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey04/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 9/30/2020
Surgical site infection after colon surgery What’s This?1.2242.8870.800.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey04/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 9/30/2020
MRSA Infection What’s This?0.9943.0550.840.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey04/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 9/30/2020
C. diff. Infection What’s This?0.8811.9490.540.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey04/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 9/30/2020
Death from treatable serious complications What’s This?153.69206.08159.6795.65CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Harmful Events What’s This?1.033.351.000.60CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Dangerous bed sores What’s This? *0.308.800.580.04CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Collapsed lung What’s This? *0.190.480.230.12CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Falls causing broken hips What’s This? *0.080.160.090.07CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Blood Leakage What’s This? *3.205.582.541.26CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Kidney injury after surgery What’s This? *1.623.451.420.58CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Serious breathing problem What’s This? *3.6117.095.181.66CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Dangerous blood clot What’s This? *4.948.413.611.65CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Sepsis infection after surgery What’s This? *6.609.734.962.31CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Surgical wound splits open What’s This? *0.911.540.860.57CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Accidental cuts and tears What’s This? *0.823.971.210.37CMS07/01/2018 – 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?100585.771002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Safe medication administration What’s This?100583.251002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Specially trained doctors care for ICU patients What’s This?100562.821002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Effective leadership to prevent errors What’s This?120.0046.15116.85120.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Staff work together to prevent errors What’s This?120.000.00116.49120.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Enough qualified nurses What’s This?100.0017.6598.16100.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Handwashing What’s This?1001574.361002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Communication with nurses What’s This?927391.1098CMS01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019
Communication with doctors What’s This?938091.0098CMS01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019
Responsiveness of hospital staff What’s This?856084.3894CMS01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019
Communication about medicines What’s This?805377.6692CMS01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019
Communication about discharge What’s This?896786.5196CMS01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019

Hospital Leadership

MEET THE staff

Carmel Valencia

Talent Acquisition Partner

Amy Nichols

Director, Hospital Epidemiology & Infection Prevention

Mariah Bianchi

Interim VP, Quality & Patient Safety

Official job description

Field Manager, Infection Prevention - UCSF

The Field Unit Manager of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Prevention (HEIP) is responsible for managing infection prevention activities in the clinical spaces at UCSF Health. Under the direction of the Director, and in coordination with the HEIP Medical Directors, the Manager provides clinical expertise, leadership, planning, organization and general management for the Field Team. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Managing activities related to the clinical Infection Prevention program for adult and pediatric populations at Parnassus, Mount Zion, Mission Bay, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute and Ambulatory Services Ensuring accurate and timely reporting of all legally reportable communicable diseases.
  • Managing clinical activities for institutional compliance with The Joint Commission (TJC) accreditation Infection Prevention and associated standards for the hospital and laboratory programs and other certifications, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reporting regulations, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation (CoP) for Hospitals, Transplant Services, and ESRD
  • Managing the Field Team personnel and assets within budget
  • Ensuring institutional infection prevention-related readiness for epidemic and pandemic responses.
  • Developing partnership with and Interfacing with all levels of the organization.
  • Publicly representing UCSF Health HEIP in institutional and public forums.
  • Liaising with the local Department of Public Health and the state Healthcare Associated Infections program
    Recruiting and developing highly-skilled, diverse, and engaged Field Team members.

Department Description

The Field Unit Manager of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Prevention (HEIP) is responsible for managing infection prevention activities in the clinical spaces at UCSF Health. Under the direction of the Director, and in coordination with the HEIP Medical Directors, the Manager provides clinical expertise, leadership, planning, organizational and operational management for the Field Team. It is the Manager’s responsibility to, among other specified duties, develop and implement the annual Infection Prevention plan; effect institutional readiness for responding to communicable diseases urgencies/emergencies, regulatory and accreditation surveys; publicly represent UCSF in institutional and public forums; recruit, hire, develop and retain excellent team members.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in Nursing, Business Administration, Health Care Administration, Public Administration or other health-related field
Certification in Infection Prevention
Demonstrates expertise in and knowledge of infection prevention, quality improvement methodologies, and management in an academic facility
Demonstrates project management, interpersonal, and communications skills to effectively convey information in writing and verbally, and a strong commitment to teamwork, quality, and achievement of objectives
Demonstrates ability to organize, manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines and assign work
Demonstrates leadership and fiscal management skills, with the ability to create a goal-oriented climate of teamwork, collaboration, and consistent achievement of objectives
Demonstrates analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and address system vulnerabilities
Demonstrates leadership, interpersonal, and communications skills to promote, support, and introduce infection prevention systems and processes across a broad spectrum of departments
Demonstrates knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements and related legislative, accreditation, licensing, and compliance environments
Demonstrates the ability to convey complex information clearly and concisely to all levels of staff, management, and outside personnel, with the ability to motivate, influence, and persuade others
Serves local and national professional organizations in leadership roles

Preferred Qualifications:
Three (3) years of experience in infection prevention management
Clinical license in a healthcare-related field

License/Certification:
Certification in Infection Prevention

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FAQ

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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