DIRECTOR OF INFECTION PREVENTION
The Director of Infection Control manages all aspects of, including the clinical and administrative standards, the institution’s infection control program and is directly involved with programs that prevent and control healthcare-acquired infections.
Serves as an infection control consultant for facility staff. Interacts with physicians, outside agencies, staff as well as all departments within the institution.
MAJOR JOB DUTIES
1 Monitors the aspects of surveillance, prevention, and control of infection in the hospital and community. Identifies, investigates, and reports outbreaks or sentinel events to the Director, Chiefs of Service, Administration, Health Departments, and others as deemed necessary.
2 Reviews and assists in the development and dissemination of infection control policies and procedures for every department and service. Prepares reports for presentation to the Infection Control Committee, Quality Improvement Committee and other committees, as required. Serves on committees as representative of Infectious Disease Division.
3 Acts as resource person for and provides relevant education to employees, adjunct staff, patients, visitors, and the community. Develops education material, provides continuing education programs, and teaches certified infection control courses.
4 Develops and reports epidemiological data and statistics to Director of the Infection Control Committee and other committees as deemed necessary. Conducts surveillance as per the Infection Control Committee and reports on all outbreaks and events that are monitored.
5 Acts as liaison to all local, state, and federal regulatory agencies. Reports all diseases as required and in a timely manner.
6 Effectively performs personnel tasks including hiring, counseling, mentoring, evaluating, and disciplining staff as appropriate. Ensures awareness of, adherence to, and support of institutional-wide and departmental policies and objectives.
7 Develops an operating budget and insures adherence to operating parameters. Provides timely and complete budget variance reports. Assures compliance with hospital policies and practices regarding vendor selection and acquisition and payment of supplies and services. Makes continuous efforts to ensure cost-effective, efficient operations.
8 Performs other duties as assigned.
SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS [note: bold skills and certification are required]
NY State RN license
6-8 years Infection Control or Prevention in a health care organization
Expertise in Infection Control and Prevention procedures,laws,regulations and standards
Security Clearance Required: No
Visa Candidate Considered: No
Base Salary - $130, to $160,
Full-time Benefits - Full
Relocation Assistance Available - No
Commission Compensation - No
Bonus Eligible - No
Overtime Eligible - No
Interview Travel Reimbursed - No
5+ to 7 years experience
Seniority Level - Director
Management ExperienceRequired - No
Minimum Education - Bachelor's Degree
Willingness to Travel - Occasionally
Do you currently have the CBIC certification?
Do you have a current RN license in New York?
Do you have at least 6-8years experience in Infection Control in a health care organization?
Expertise in Infection Control and Prevention procedures, laws, regulations, and standards; Ability to work independently, interact with, and maintain functional relationships with personnel at all levels within and outside of the organization; Excellent communication (both oral and written), interpersonal, analytical, multitasking, detail orientation, and organizational skills; Proficiency in Microsoft Office especially Word and familiarity with data analysis required.