Director of Infection Prevention

Palmdale Regional Medical Center | Palmdale, California 93551

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: October 25, 2021
Opportunity Code: 29386


Enjoy the Southern California sunshine and become the next Director of Infection Prevention at Palmdale Regional Medical Center

The Position

  • The Director of Infection Prevention manages the facility Infection Prevention (IP) and Control programs as well as oversees clinical IP programs while promoting patient safety.  
  • Provides support to Facility C-Suite and CMO regarding infection rates, exposures, outbreaks and other infection prevention issues and collaborates with the CNO for annual capital and operating IP budgets according to established procedures.
  • Builds and fosters strong interdisciplinary relationships within each facility to support and assist in providing a safe environment for patients, staff, and visitors. 
  • Ideal candidates will understand performance improvement processes and align with the interpersonal, compassionate vision of the organization. 
  • Must obtain National Certification in Infection control (CIC) within 1 year of hire.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. 
  • Must bring a minimum of three 3+ years’ Infection Prevention experience in a healthcare setting.

The Organization

  • Palmdale Regional Medical Center (PRMC) is a state-of-the-art hospital that provides high quality medical services to residents of the Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, and surrounding communities. 
  • With the recent addition of the Rehabilitation Institute, the hospital features 184 licensed acute care beds with future plans to grow to a 234-bed hospital. Offerings include inpatient and outpatient surgery, cardiac services featuring a STEMI Receiving Center (heart attack), and a 35-bed 24-hour emergency department that sees 70,000 annual visits. The organization currently has approximately 900 employees and more than 400 physicians. 
  • As part of PRMC’s expansion, construction was recently completed on a 33,000-square-foot Labor and Delivery Unit with the opening slated to occur in Summer 2021. The new unit, called the Birth Place, features all private labor, delivery, and recovery suites, as well as two surgical suites. 
  • The medical center was recently recognized as one of the 2020-21 Best Hospitals in Heart Failure Care by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery in 2021 by the Women’s Choice Award.

The Community 

  • Palmdale, located in Los Angeles County, is home to a mild climate and is situated near the scenic San Gabriel Mountains. Residents enjoy an array of recreational activities including year-round golf, hiking, and mountain biking.
  • The rapidly growing city boasts over 300 days of sunshine a year, and its location within an hour of Los Angeles gives residents easy access to beaches, amusement parks, and professional sports.
  • Fun for the whole family is just a short drive away! Here are a few of the theme parks and their proximities from Palmdale: Six Flags Magic Mountain is just 45 minutes away, Universal Studios is less than an hour, Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, and the beach are 90 minutes away. 



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