Infection Prevention Physician Specialist (OVMC)
We are recruiting for a full-time physician specialist to provide comprehensive Infection Prevention clinical services in the inpatient and ambulatory settings at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center (OVMC). Clinical and administrative responsibilities (~25% time) will include supervision of a full-time Infection Control service that consists of a Nurse supervisor, 3 additional IC-trained nursing personnel and an administrative clerk. In addition to supervising this clinical care team, the applicant will be expected to interface with other services at the hospital (e.g. Nursing, Facilities, Food services, Employee Health etc.) and will report directly to the Chief Medical Officer and associated administrative staff on infection control matters. The applicant will also be a member of the Division of Infectious Diseases within the Department of Medicine and will be expected to participate in inpatient consultation services and outpatient activities that include both an Infectious Disease and Primary Care HIV clinic. The applicant should have certification in Internal Medicine and be board-eligible in Infectious Disease. Specifically, this physician specialist should have previous training and a strong interest in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. This physician specialist will also participate in the academic training mission of our hospital as this position requires regular teaching and interactions with ID fellows, residents, and medical students. As part of this responsibility, the physician will develop an area of academic interest to apply for and meet the requirements of the UCLA academic track. This physician will maintain clinical privileges at OVMC.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (other duties may be assigned as necessary):
- Supervise and direct the OVMC Infection Control program in coordination with Nursing and Hospital administration.
- Ensure that the hospital meets standard infection control practices, including disease surveillance, proper isolation measures and appropriate infection prevention techniques (e.g. hand washing, antimicrobial stewardship etc.).
- Organize and lead the monthly Infection Control meetings as mandated by JCHAO requirements.
- Report to hospital leadership on an ad hoc or formal basis (e.g. Medical Executive committee Quarterly report) regarding infection control matters and requirements.
- Meet and interface with Department of Health Services personnel (e.g. Monthly Infection Prevention Working Group) to help develop DHS Infection Control policies. Communicate with and assist Los Angeles County Public Health on Infection control issues that impact our facility including reporting and outbreak investigations.
- Attend in the Infectious Disease consult service to provide patient assessment, recommendations and houseofficer supervision.
- Participate in night/weekend call for the Infectious Disease consult service which includes availability for Infection Control issues that arise off hours.
- Attend in the Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS (Positive Care clinic) to help associates provide outpatient consultations (Outpatient ID consults) and ongoing Primary Care for HIV/AIDS patients. This will include participation in the DHS ongoing email consultations services (e.g. eConsult).
- As part of teaching and academic responsibilities, will develop an area of academic interest sufficient for entry into the UCLA academic track and will maintain skills necessary for ongoing teaching/supervision of medical students and housestaff (e.g. residents, ID fellows).
- Will meet all legal, accreditation, and certification requirements; and comply with all applicable policies, procedures, codes, and standards at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center.
- Adhere to all approved Los Angeles County policies and procedures. Greet the public and answer the telephone in an effective, courteous manner. Employ professional manners and tact in all interactions.
- Promote self-development in learning new programs and applications and serve as a resource to other employees as directed.
- Actively participate in various quality and process improvement initiatives as directed by administration.
- Actively participate in all departmental meetings, facility wide meetings, and DHS/ACN meetings and/or committees as directed by administration.
As part of the faculty at OVMC, this physician specialist will be responsible for teaching medical students, residents, and ID fellows who rotate at Olive View from the UCLA Division of Infectious Diseases.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Class Definition: Class “3” Light
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
- Medical Degree from an accredited medical school.
- Fellowship in Infectious Disease with Board Certification.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Post-graduate clinical experience in infectious disease necessary.
California State Physician and Surgeon’s Certificate authorized by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, 14445 Olive View Drive, Sylmar, CA 91342. The Medical Center is located in the city of Sylmar, which is a part of the San Fernando Valley. The population, as of 2009, is approximately 90,000 residents. The city’s neighboring cities are San Fernando and Santa Clarita. The Olive View hospital has been part of the neighborhood since 1920, when it initially served as a tuberculosis (TB) sanatorium.
JOB APPOINTMENT OPTIONS:
To be considered as a lateral transfer, candidate must be a current, permanent employee who holds the payroll title of Physician Specialist. To be considered as a new hire, candidates must be reachable on the DHS certification list. Please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae below.
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