East Tennessee Children's - Knoxville, TN

Infection prevention manager

Job Summary

Infection Prevention Manager

We are looking for a candidate with a certification in Infection Control to fill the role of Infection Prevention Manager at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. You will report to the Quality and Patient Safety Director and will manage the infection prevention program for this 152 bed hospital, located in Knoxville, Tennessee. 


Required for this position are a Bachelor’s degree in nursing or a related field and an RN license must be active in the state of Tennessee or a Compact RN Licensure. You will need 2 years of experience in an acute care setting and 2+ years of healthcare leadership experience. An ideal candidate would also have 2 years of progressive infection experience.

About East Tennessee Children's Hospital

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital is a 152-bed hospital certified by the state of Tennessee as one of four Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center in Tennessee and is accredited by the Joint Commission. As a Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center, Children’s Hospital offers full capabilities to care for seriously ill children in a unique pediatric environment and offers the services of many different pediatric subspecialties. Children’s Hospital works jointly with the University of Tennessee Medical Center to ensure that injured children in this region receive trauma care at the institution most appropriate for the child’s needs. We also assist smaller hospitals by providing pediatric health care training opportunities.

Since our first day in 1937, we have had an open-door policy that no child will be denied care because of race, religion or their parents’ ability to pay their child’s medical bill.

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MEET THE staff

Tammy Van Dyk, MBA, MSN, RN, CENP

Director, Quality & Patient Safety

Tracy Lang MBA, CPCC

Director, Talent Selection & Employee Relations

Official job description

infection prevention Manager - East Tennessee Children's Hospital

Develops, coordinates, implements, maintains and supervises an infection control program to prevent and/or control infection among patients and employees and to comply with requirements of regulatory agencies such as Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospital, Centers for Disease Control, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Department of Public Health. Aligns department goals and tactics with hospital and strategic goals under the direction of the Quality and Patient Safety Director. Manages the day to day operations for the Infection Prevention and Infection control program. Provides education to medical staff, employees, and community members.

Minimum Education: Bachelors degree in nursing or health care related field (ex. public health, respiratory therapy, or microbiology.

Minimum Work Experience:2 years experience in acute care setting and 2+ years of healthcare leadership experience (project management, oversight, or lead). 2 years of progressive infection experience and infection control certification preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications for position: Certification in Infection Control (CIC) required – or obtained within 12 months of employment. If holds an RN license, it must be active in the state TN or Compact RN Licensure- Required

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
Excellent computer skills including proficiency in MS Office.
Strong analytical and surveillance abilities.
Leadership and management skills – including time management, change management, team dynamics, goal setting, meeting facilitation.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills & relationship building
Proven expertise in outbreak investigation
Bring innovation, enthusiasm, and creativity to practice
Ability to influence, serve as a role model, demonstrate accountability and integrity.

Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Light lifting, pushing and pulling is required for 10-20 lbs occasionally and frequent moving of objects of less than 10 lbs is required. Frequent sitting with some walking, standing, squatting, bending and reaching is required. Keyboard/computer use and/or repetitive motions may be required.

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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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