This position is located within infection prevention and control, Nursing Service at the Phoenix VA healthcare System in Phoenix, AZ Phoenix VA Health Care System (PVAHCS) is a Level 1b major interdisciplinary teaching facility with functional service lines serving medical, surgical, mental health, and long-term care inpatients and outpatients with an Emergency Department and multiple community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC). The IPC Coordinator (IPC ) is a highly skilled professional who provides leadership and manages all aspects of the Infection Prevention and Control Program. An IPC functions as subject matter expert in the areas of infectious pathogens including the epidemiology, transmission prevention, appropriate isolation and necessary surveillance. The IPC also has expertise in the area of blood borne pathogens. IPC's monitor and report infection rates within the facility or facilities that fall under our jurisdiction as required by national guidelines and VHA directives. The IPC functions as a consultant, educator, role model, researcher, and change agent and collaborates daily within all facets of healthcare in the medical center and the community performing at a level that positively affects several units, services, service lines and/or the entire medical center with documented outcomes. The IPC is directly responsible and accountable to the Medical Center's Chief of Infectious Diseases. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.