Steve Hirsch & Associates - Huntington Beach, CA

Senior Infection Prevention Consultant

Job Summary

Senior IP Consultant

We are looking for a full- or part-time candidate to fill in the role of Senior Infection Prevention Control Consultant for Steve Hirsch & Associates. You will join a team of consultants that service Infection Prevention departments around the greater Los Angeles area.

You will need an RN license for the state of California, as well as specific training through APIC, CDC, or California Department of Health in Infection Control, or your MPH. You must have a bachelor’s degree, and a Certification in Infection Control (CIC) must be obtained within one (1) year of employment.

About Steve Hirsch & Associates

With over 25 years of experience in healthcare facility management consulting, accreditation and licensure preparedness, Steven Hirsch and Associates is one of the most qualified hospital consulting firms in the healthcare industry. Through their years of experience in hospital accreditation and licensure and Medicare Certification preparedness, they have obtained a wealth of knowledge while serving hospitals, critical access hospitals, freestanding surgery centers, and other healthcare-related organizations.

Steven Hirsch & Associates has been providing healthcare management consulting services to hospitals, critical access hospitals, and other healthcare-related organizations throughout the United States since 1987. Their healthcare consulting firm can provide assistance in a number of areas including Medicare certification and licensure, performance improvement, nursing management, infection prevention and control, Environment of Care/Life Safety Code compliance, medical staff services, clinical lab management and compliance with HIPAA.

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Infection Prevention Consultant

Official job description

infection prevention Consultant - Steve Hirsch & Associates

CORE FUNCTION: The incumbent is responsible for the direction of the Infection Prevention and Control Program, including the surveillance, prevention and control of infections in the facility environment. This is accomplished through surveillance, data analysis and interpretation, inspection, intervention, education, consultation and recommendations to facility leadership and medical staff. There are four primary domains: Education, Surveillance, Quality Improvement, and Program Maintenance.

SENIOR ICP: The incumbent must also:
1) Provide consultative assistance to SHA ICP & PI staff on matters pertaining to Hospital Infection Prevention and Control.
2) Assist with the development of IC Policies & Procedures for SHA ICP staff.
3) Provide telephone coverage in absence of IP.
4) Assist with interview process for new ICP candidates.
5) Provide “one-time” program evaluation assistance to clients for Infection Control.
6) Provide IC programs over site for SHA ICP’s.

LICENSURE: The incumbent shall maintain required California licensure or equivalent (i.e., RN, Graduate Degree in Public Health) and current BLS-C provider (CPR) status. The incumbent will be immediately eligible for certification by the Certification Board of Infection Control & Epidemiology (CBIC) or other equivalent certification body. Certification in Infection Control (CIC) must be obtained within one (1) year of employment.

EXPERIENCE: The incumbent should have a minimum of four (4) years full-time infection control experience in an acute care setting and specific training through APIC, CDC, and/or California Department of Health in Infection Control or equivalent agency. An advanced degree in Public Health or Epidemiology may be substituted for the training component.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The incumbent must be able to (1) travel from one client location to another by automobile; (2) remain standing for prolonged periods of time; (3) lift a minimum of 20 lbs. from floor to desk;

OTHER: The incumbent must possess: (1) a valid California driver’s license; (2) a reliable automobile; and (3) automobile liability insurance coverage in accordance with applicable laws of the State of California.

EDUCATION: The incumbent will be required to develop, execute, and monitor the educational component of each client facility’s Infection Prevention and Control Program. Elements of this program include but are not limited to the following:
(a) New employee orientation to the facility’s Infection Prevention and Control Program, Blood Borne Pathogens Exposure Control Program and Tuberculosis Prevention Program (California – Aerosol Transmissible Disease Standard);
(b) Annual infection control updates, as required by the facility, state, regulatory and accreditation agencies;
(c) Interim education based on needs of surveillance, regulatory agencies, facility requests, and;
(d) Department-specific programs in response to identified needs.
The incumbent will also take part in new employee and annual orientation in accordance with the policies of the facilities to which the incumbent is assigned.

SURVEILLANCE: The incumbent will direct the surveillance of the facility environment for infection control issues, diseases of epidemiologic significance, outbreaks, and meeting state/federal mandates, etc. The results of such surveillance shall be presented to the Infection Control Committee (or other committee vested with that function of the facility), according to generally accepted epidemiologic principles. Data should be collected using standard surveillance methods, and the interpretation should be stratified in a way that provides useful information for control and prevention of facility- acquired infections. The methods of surveillance and the populations served shall be determined by the Infection Control Committee. These data should be based on the NHSN Patient.

Surveillance for and the reporting of conditions or diseases, as required by the local health department, state or federal agencies shall be the responsibility of the Senior Infection Prevention and Control Consultant. This function may be assigned to another individual within the facility but shall be overseen by the Senior Infection Prevention and Control Consultant. The results of such surveillance are to be reported to the Infection Control Committee.

PROGRAM MAINTENANCE: The Senior Infection Prevention and Control Consultant shall be responsible for the development of evidence-based a facility-specific Infection Control Manual that is prepared in accordance with the needs of the facility. The format shall be consistent with that used by the facility. Review of policies and procedures shall be undertaken in accordance with regulatory guidelines and facility policy but in any event no less frequently than every two (2) years.
New infection control policies and procedures shall be developed and implemented as technology and science progress and in
response to identified needs. A facility Infection Control Risk Assessment shall be conducted at least annually and be adjusted to address new threats to guide the development of a facility Infection Control Plan. Measurable goals will be established annually based on evaluation of the program the prior year, the risk assessment and Infection Control Plan. TheRisk Assessment shall be reviewed and updated at least quarterly or whenever there is a significant change in the risk (outbreak, Novel influenza, CDC alerts). An annual report shall be prepared for the Governing Body of the
facility addressing each of the following areas:
(a) Data trend analysis (including rates relative to immunization and program compliance with educational requirements);
(b) Effectiveness of the program;
(c) New services instituted;
(d) New procedures;
(e) Problems identified during the preceding year; and
(f) Priorities for the ensuing year.

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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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