Infection Control Manager - School of Dental Medicine-(17001680)
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) offers one of the most forward-looking educational environments in dental medicine in the country. Since its founding in 1868, TUSDM has been committed to leadership in education, patient care, research, and community service. Students obtain an interdisciplinary education, integrated with medicine, with access to training in dental specialties. Clinics managed at TUSDM provide quality comprehensive care to more than 20,000 individuals annually. Nationally and internationally, the school promotes health and educational programs and researches new procedures, materials, and technologies to improve oral health.
Serves as the resource for up-to-date, accurate infection control information for the dental school community. Develops and implements infection control policies designed to reduce or eliminate outbreaks in the facility. Develops and implements facility-wide infection prevention and control measures to protect patients, staff and visitors. Monitors patient care for compliance with established standards and investigates known or suspected sources of infections in order to determine the source and ensure control. Develops and provides related education to staff, faculty, students and residents via lecture, demonstration and hands on workshops. Plan, develop, organize, implement and evaluate policies for OSHA bloodborne pathogen standard and regulations and CDC guidelines. Serves as a resource to research information for questions pertaining to infection control, bloodborne pathogen guidelines and OSHA regulations related to dentistry. Provide and review audits to ensure clinical compliance. Oversee testing and documentation of safety and infection control in Central Sterilization Facility. Represent TUSDM at various continuing education and professional conferences to keep infection control, CDC guidelines, OSHA, DPH and OSAP regulatory knowledge current. Work closely with Tufts E H & S department and support the operations and activities of the Risk Management and Safety Committee. Ensures compliance with state, federal and Joint Commission standards relating to infection control.
Bachelor's degree OR 5+ years' related experience.
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to plan and prioritize, make decisions in a timely manner, resolve conflict, negotiate and collaborate, and complete tasks with multiple interruptions in a fast paced environment.
Knowledge of dental materials, and procedures.
Certification in infection control oversight is advantageous.
Knowledge of axiUm in the clinics is a plus.
Must be able to collaborate with other managers to resolve issues and create enhanced policies for patient care management. Enforce University protocols related to patient care.
Will need to make decisions in working with other managers to resolve issues and create enhanced policies for patient care management.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.