Infection Prevention & Control Program Manager for Tanana Chiefs Conference which includes an award winning cultural super clinic the Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center in Fairbanks which is interior Alaska's urban hub. The Fairbanks based clinic is itself a hub that serves the larger mission of supporting health and wellness to Indian Health Service beneficiaries--Alaska Natives and American Indians, as well as many non-beneficiaries, in 42 villages across the river systems of the Interior (Yukon, Koyukuk, Kuskokwim, Tanana and more). This 235,000 square mile region is the home of the Tanana Chiefs Conference.
The Infection Prevention & Control Program Manager is a supervisory position and the incumbent possesses knowledge of clinical epidemiology principles and is responsible for ensuring infection control compliance for all TCC programs including surveillance, analysis, reporting education, assessments, inspections and surveys related to infection control; and the development of health system policies and procedures to insure rigorous infection control standards for facilities that meet standards from applicable accreditation and standard setting bodies such as; CDC, AAAHC, APIC, OSAP and AORN, as well as applicable regulatory requirements from OSHA, Public Health, and other regulatory bodies. The incumbent collaborates with programs across TCC to provide support, resources and guidance on infection control related projects, programs and services. The incumbent is recognized as an experienced subject matter expert in the field of health care asepsis practice and standards who has attained this expertise after years of focused emphasis in this field. Adhere to the TCC Ch’eghwtsen’ translates as “True Love” in the lower Tanana Dialect and is our model of service and guiding principle which requires providing timely and effective service along with the ability to interact with others in a way that inspires trust and demonstrates respect, compassion and empathy.
Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Nursing, Epidemiology, Medical or Clinical Laboratory Science
Minimum of four years of work experience in infection prevention and control
Supervisory experience preferred
Licensure or Certifications
Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) is required within twelve (12) months of hire.
OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES, AND ABILITIES
Comprehensive knowledge of federal, state, and local laws governing infection control
Familiar public health reporting, information system standards, and public health data practices
Skilled at systematic problem-solving, research, and analytical practices
Proficient at operating computers and adapting to new software
Internal Number: 210419
About Tanana Chiefs Conference
Tanana Chiefs Conference(TCC) is an Alaska Native non-profit corporation, also organized as Dena' Nena' Henash or "Our Land Speaks". We work towards meeting the health and social service needs of Tribal members, Indian Health Service beneficiaries, Alaska Natives and American Indians, as well as many non-beneficiaries, in 42 villages across the river systems of the Interior of Alaska(Yukon, Koyukuk, Kuskokwim, Tanana and more). This 235,000 square mile region is the home of the Tanana Chiefs Conference.