Medical Director, Clinical Epidemiology & Infection Prevention University of California, Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF04373
Open date: March 12th, 2019 Next review date:April 30th, 2019 Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: June 30th, 2019 Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is seeking a Medical Director for UCLA Health , Clinical Epidemiology & Infection Prevention (CEIP). The Director will be appointed at the appropriate rank, e.g. Assistant, Associate or full Clinical Professor commensurate with his/her experience and productivity.
The CEIP Medical Director will collaborate with hospital and physician organization leaders to envision, develop, and implement the organization's quality and patient safety plan as it pertains to infection prevention. The Director will also serve as Hospital Epidemiologist for UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital. The Director will teach students, residents and/or fellows.
RESPONSIBILITIES a) Collaborate with the CE&IP System Director to provide clinical leadership and oversight; b) Serve as the Chairperson of the Ronald Reagan Medical Center Infection Prevention Committee; serve as a member and vice-chair of the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital Infection Prevention Committee; c) Provide medical leadership to Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) program; d) Collaborate with leaders from the medical staff, management, infection preventionists, and the governing body in planning, measuring, improving infection prevention services, and decreasing infection rates; e) Maintain HAI surveillance and communicate findings to UCLA Health leadership and appropriate regulatory agencies; f) Review and assist Regulatory Affairs in establishing protocols to meet regulatory and accreditation requirements that pertain to HAI prevention [e.g. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), the Joint Commission, CDC, California Department of Public Health (CDPH)]; g) Advise and consult with hospital staff, inpatient and ambulatory nursing and physician leadership, and ancillary staff regarding the development and planning of infection prevention initiatives, and the review and recommendation of policies and procedures concerning each hospital unit; h) Engage and coordinate with all disciplines of the hospital responsible for clinical care and factors that lead to infections, including but not limited to medical staff, inpatient and ambulatory nursing, pharmaceutical services, Environmental Service, Materials Management, and OR; i) Educates clinicians, nurses, and other relevant staff on how to prevention infections through Grand Rounds, in-service training, direct instruction, or other means appropriate for the facility; j) Participates in Division of Infectious Diseases clinical service, including both inpatient and outpatient clinical care k) Participate in emerging infectious diseases response on-call duties as assigned and provide clinical care to EID patients (e.g. evaluations for Ebola, MERS);
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.