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System Director, Infection Prevention & Employee Health

  • Norton Healthcare
  • Louisville, KY

About Norton Healthcare

Norton Healthcare is a leader in serving adult and pediatric patients from throughout Greater Louisville, Southern Indiana, the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond.

The not-for-profit hospital and health care system is Louisville’s third largest employer, with more than 17,000 employees, over 1,500 employed medical providers and approximately 2,000 total physicians on its medical staff. The system includes five hospitals with 1,907 licensed beds, seven outpatient centers, 16 Norton Immediate Care Centers, eight Norton Prompt Care at Walgreens clinics and an expanded telehealth program. It provides care at more than 250 locations throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The hospitals provide inpatient and outpatient general care as well as specialty care including heart, neuroscience, cancer, orthopedic, women’s and pediatric services. A strong research program provides access to clinical trials in a multitude of areas.

The System Director of Infection Prevention (IP) and Employee Health (EH) facilitates and manages the ongoing development, coordination, implementation, and expansion of the infection prevention program across Norton Healthcare. This position will also have oversight and leadership accountability for the system’s EH services, including the EH Matrix. Serving as a patient and employee advocate, this position is a knowledge resource to practitioners and staff as they provide both direct and indirect oversight of all infection control activities throughout the health system.

About the System Director, Infection Prevention and Employee Health  Role

This position will be accountable for a successful infection prevention program as evidenced with strong outcome measures. This role will also be required to provide staff development/mentoring and coaching, facility consultation, and coordination of best practices. In addition, this role will ensure the health and safety of Norton Healthcare employees is always being monitored and improved accordingly to ensure our workforce is equipped to provide the best possible care to our patients.

As a key member of the Improvement Network, this position will work collectively with all NHC facilities and healthcare providers to implement goals as well as identify and drive improvement opportunities across the value pillar in support of performance excellence. Frequent collaboration and communication will be required with physicians, hospital staff and administrators to help define benchmarks and develop processes to attain program goals and meet external requirements.

Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Master’s degree required; Master’s in Nursing preferred.
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