Kaiser Permanente Infection Control Program Manager - Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii

Manages planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and continuous improvement of infection prevention and control program in the hospital. Collaborates with and makes recommendations to Hospital leadership to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies. Assures Hospital policies and procedures in compliance with regulatory standards. Identifies and implements infection control goals and objectives related to surveillance, data analysis and reporting, infection prevention and control practices. Integrates programs/services with departmental, Hospital, and organizational goals. Serves as resource in educating patients and staff. Collaborates with Quality, Safety & Service division on regional initiatives.

Essential Functions:

  • Designs and implements surveillance/prevention programs for hospital/Hospital Service Departments procedure-related infections.

  • Monitors and reports on infection trends in the hospital and hospital service departments. Develops applicable interventions.

  • Initiates epidemiological investigations of significant clusters of infection.

  • Institutes appropriate corrective action to protect patients and employees from transmission of communicable diseases.

  • Investigates patient, physician, staff, and visitor exposure to communicable disease at the Hospital and Hospital Service Departments.Coordinates follow-up of exposed persons.

  • Develops, implements, and conducts ongoing education programs in compliance with regulatory requirements and meeting customer needs.

  • Collaborates with Hospital leadership of outside agencies in case of infections or outbreaks of infection in members cared for in outside facilities.

  • Ensures Hospital compliance with bloodborne pathogen and TB exposure requirements of state and federal agencies.

  • Assists Hawaii State Department of Health in investigation of cases of communicable disease.

  • Respresents and communicates the Hospital and Hospital Service Departments Infection Control issues and metrics on the Regional Infection Control Committee.

  • Serves as active member and consultant on various hospital and clinic committees.

  • Consults to hospital and clinic staff and patients.

  • Coordinates special projects (e.g., National Hand Hygiene Initiative).

  • Collaborates with Quality, Safety & Service division on regional initiatives.

  • May perform patient care to the extent necessary to maintain clinical expertise, competency, and licensing necessary to fulfill job responsibilities and to direct the provision of care on the unit.

  • Provides direct patient care on an as needed basis. Provides services that are within scope of license and in compliance with all legal, regulatory, and policy requirements relevant to clinical role performed.

  • Incorporates the KP Nursing Vision, Model and Values through out their Nursing Practice.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum three (3) years of clinical hospital experience.


  • Bachelor's degree in nursing OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Valid Hawaii RN license (must meet education requirement(s) for Hawaii State licensure).

  • Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification.

  • Certified Infection Control Professional (CIC) by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC) (must obtain within two years of hire).

Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant state, federal and accreditation agency requirements.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in influence, group presentations, oral communication, written communication, problem solving (e.g., analysis), quality management, and systems thinking.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum three (3) years of infection control, medical laboratory, case finding surveillance, education and/or prevention programs experience.

  • Minimum three (3) years of hospital nursing experience.


TITLE: Infection Control Program Manager - Hospital

LOCATION: Honolulu, Hawaii


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.