Mount Sinai Careers

Infection Preventionist

Astoria, New York
Allied Health


Job Description

Mount Sinai Health System Careers
Do you have what it takes to wear the badge?
 
Being a member of our nursing team at the Mount Sinai Health System is truly a badge of honor. Our nursing professionals provide leadership in a stimulating, supportive, and state-of-the-art environment where expertise is valued and collaboration is essential. As members of interdisciplinary care teams, nurses work alongside recognized leaders in all areas of clinical care—sharing outstanding resources, ideas, and technology to improve patients’ lives. 
 
Are you ready to discover the world of limitless possibilities that comes with wearing the badge? Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story of unrivaled patient care!
 
What You’ll Do:
Carries out surveillance activities, helps to develop the infection control policies, procedures and practices throughout the hospital, and monitors their application.

1. 1. Conducts National Nosocomial Infection Surveillance (NHSN) for nosocomial infections.
2. 2. Investigates and documents possible infectious outbreaks and works with administration and the departments involved to correct the problem.
3. 3. Ensures that infection control guidelines for all departments are current and appropriate.
4. 4. Ensures that Joint Commission mandated Infection Control manual is complete and current.
5. 5. Conducts ongoing infection control in-service education programs for all departments.
6. 6. Prepares and delivers specific infection control lectures as needed.
7. 7. Participates in Infection Control Committee meetings by presenting data collected and throughout surveillance periods.

 
What You’ll Bring:
 
Education:
BA/BS in microbiology, nursing or public health. An advanced degree is preferred.

An Associate’s degree in microbiology, nursing or public health with applicable work experience may be considered in lieu of a BA/BS.

NYS license in Nursing with current registration is preferred.

Infection Control Practices and Barrier Precautions

CIC (Certificate in Infection Control) within three (3) years of hire


Experience:
Basic knowledge of infectious diseases and microbiology.
Previous Infection Control Experience is preferable.
Good investigative skills. Ability to write, educate and work independently.
Do you share our dedication to extraordinary service and have what it takes to wear the badge? Apply now!
 
Who We Are:
Over 35,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
 
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
 
The Mount Sinai Health System is committed to the tenets of diversity and workforce that are strengthened by the inclusion of and respect for our differences. We offer our employees a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, a 403(b) retirement plan, and much more.
 
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.
EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans