Job Description

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising two teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966.  Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities.  Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Skills / Requirements

JOB SUMMARY:  The Administrative Director is responsible for the coordination of the Harris Health Systems Infection Prevention Program and is accountable for all system-wide activities of evaluating and managing infection prevention risks to patients, visitors, and personnel through extensive surveillance and an effective reporting system. The Administrative Director, Infection Prevention functions as the system-wide clinical expert in the prevention of infection and is responsible for the planning, implementation, and coordination of the infection prevention department and Infection Prevention Plan. 


1. Education/Specialized Training/Licensure:

Required Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing with a Masters of Science degree in Nursing

and  Certification in Infection Control Required.


 Masters of Public Health Required or Masters in Environmental Health related field Required

 and  Certification in Infection Control Required.

Doctoral degree in Nursing or related field  preferred.

2. Work Experience (Years and Area):
Ten (10) years in Nursing, Infection Prevention or Environmental Health required.
Five (5) years of Infection Prevention experience required

3. Management Experience (Years and Area):
Five (5) to Seven (7) years of work experience in related clinical area of practice. Professional communication experience with physicians and executive leaders required.

4. Equipment Operated: Standard Office Equipment

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Check Applicable Areas)
1.  Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)    
Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking) 
Writing/Composing (Correspondence /Reports )

2.  Other Skills:
       Analytical   Mathematics  Medical Terms     Research Statistical                
P.C.           MS Word   MS Excel

3.  Advanced Education Preference:
Advanced Training     Specialty: CIC Infection Prevention and/or Infection Prevention Plan Practitioner certificate  or Fellow APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology  within  two years of position required.
Bachelors Degree    Major: Nursing
Masters Degree       Major: Nursing or Related Field
Doctorate          Major: Nursing or related Field preferred

4.  Work Schedule:   Flexible

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