Infection Control Manager - Clinical Affairs, School of Dental Medicine - (19001698)
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) offers one of the most forward-looking educational environments in dental medicine in the country. Since its founding in 1868, TUSDM has been committed to leadership in education, patient care, research, and community service. Students obtain an interdisciplinary education, integrated with medicine, with access to training in dental specialties. Clinics managed at TUSDM provide quality comprehensive care to more than 20,000 individuals annually. Nationally and internationally, the school promotes health and educational programs and researches new procedures, materials, and technologies to improve oral health.
Serves as the resource for up-to-date, accurate infection control information for the dental school community. Develops and implements infection control policies designed to reduce or eliminate outbreaks in the facility. Develops and implements facility-wide infection prevention and control measures to protect patients, staff and visitors. Monitors patient care for compliance with established standards and investigates known or suspected sources of infections to determine the source and ensure control. Develops and provides related education to staff, faculty, students and residents via lecture, demonstration and hands on workshops and the LMS. (Learning Management System). Develop, organize, implement and evaluate policies for OSHA bloodborne pathogen standard and regulations and CDC and OSAP guidelines. Serves as a resource to research information for questions pertaining to infection control, bloodborne pathogen guidelines and OSHA regulations related to dentistry. Provide and review audits to ensure Infection Control, Safety, and Clinical compliance throughout the dental school. Oversee and collaborate with Central Sterilization Manager (CSF) to ensure policies and protocols of the department are upheld with respect to IAHCSMM and AAMI regulations and guidelines. Represent TUSDM at various continuing education and professional conferences to keep Infection Control, CDC guidelines, OSHA, DPH and OSAP regulatory knowledge current. Work closely with Tufts EH& S department and conduct Quarterly Laboratory Inspections throughout the Dental Building. Work closely with Tufts Fire Marshals' Office to ensure compliance with fire safety mandates. Support the operations and activities of the Risk Management and Safety Committee. Ensures compliance with state and federal regulations relating to infection control and safety compliance.
10 + years' experience in a dental healthcare/educational environment.
Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences or Health Education.
Certification in Dental Infection Control. CDA and RDA or RDH.
Excel, Word, Power Point and basic computer skills.
Knowledge of IAHCSMM and AAMI regulations and guidelines as they pertain to Central Sterilization Facility (CSF).
Knowledge of CDC, OSHA, OSAP, DPH, ADA, EPA guidelines, mandates and regulations.
Exceptional written and communication skills.
Ability to make decisions in a timely manner, resolve conflict, negotiate and collaborate, and complete tasks with multiple interruptions in a fast- paced environment.
Must be able to plan- ahead, meet multiple deadlines and exhibit a high level of organizational skills.
Strong problem-solving skills.
Prior management skills/experience.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Organization: Clinical Affairs - Dental
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Aug 9, 2019, 3:21:48 PM
Internal Number: 19001698
About Tufts University
Tufts is a leader in American higher education, distinctive for its success as a moderately sized university that excels at research and providing students with a personal experience. Our unique combination of research and liberal arts attracts students, faculty and staff who thrive in our environment of curiosity, creativity and engagement.