Riverside, CA

Job Description

The Director of Infection Prevention ensures high quality, patient-centered care by coordinating the hospital-wide Infection Control Program, which includes surveillance, analysis, and reporting of nosocomial infections, education of staff, and the development of health system policies and procedures to ensure rigorous infection control standards that meet regulatory requirements. In collaboration with the Infection Prevention (IP) Committee, the Director of Infection Prevention makes decisions relative to the surveillance, prevention, and control of infections and blood-borne pathogens. The Director of Infection Prevention develops and maintains policies and procedures that support successful quality/patient safety outcomes and ongoing improvement in the delivery of healthcare to patients, identification of areas of opportunity, and coordination and execution of regulatory compliance programs in accordance with federal, state and local agencies.

This position reports to: VP of Quality

ScheduleFulltime – No weekends

This hospital is a 478 licensed bed, full-service acute care hospital in the heart of the Inland Empire and has been recognized as a Top Performing Hospital and has invested in a new campus expansion project that includes a new 7 story patient tower, 3 story medical office building, and a recently completed 5 level state of the art parking garage.  With over 500 physicians on staff, representing over 200 specialties and over 1,900 employees, this hospital is a leader in providing advanced, comprehensive health care to the Inland region.  It houses the largest Emergency Room and Trauma Center in the Inland Empire at 50 beds with an average wait time of only 15 minutes.  RCH is one of Riverside County’s only STEMI receiving centers and is a fully accredited Chest Pain Center.  Centers of Excellence include  invasive and non-invasive cardiac procedures, Center of Excellence for Surgical Weight Loss, the Transplant Program and a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Riverside Hospital is Gold Seal Certified by The Joint Commission in Total Hip and Total Knee replacement and is an “A” graded hospital in patient safety by The Leapfrog Group.


Minimum Education


Masters Degree – PREFERRED 

Required Licenses/Certifications

  • Current CA RN license required
  • Certification in Infection Control (CIC) HIGHLY PREFERRED – Must have within 6 months of hire


Minimum Work Experience

  • 5+ years experience in Infection Control.
  • 2+ years in a leadership role.
  • Prior work in epidemiology, microbiology, research or education.
  • 5+ years experience in a clinical setting.
  •  MUST have RECENT acute care experience


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