Mount Sinai Careers
Infection Surveillance Officer Ptr
Strength Through Diversity
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Dept Name- INFECTION CONTROL REQ #73363
Title:Infection Surveillance Office PTR
Roles & Responsibilities:
- Conducts National Nosocomial Infection Surveillance (NHSN) for nosocomial infections.
- Investigates and documents possible infectious outbreaks and works with administration and the departments involved to correct the problem.
- Ensures that infection control guidelines for all departments are current and appropriate.
- Ensures that JCAHO mandated Infection Control manual is complete and current.
- Conducts ongoing infection control in-service education programs for all departments.
- Prepares and delivers specific infection control lectures as needed.
- Participates in Infection Control Committee meetings by presenting data collected and throughout surveillance periods.
- Prepares and delivers specific Infection Control lectures as needed.
- Prepares Infection Control educational materials as needed.
- Knows CDC Guidelines (NHSN) of Nosocomial Infections.
- Serves as liaison to Facilities regarding interim life infection control safety issues as they pertain to construction.
- Serves as liaison to Supply Chain Transformation Initiative regarding safety devices and all Nursing Products that are infection control related.
- Assists in follow-up of exposures to blood borne pathogens.
- Serves as member of Hospitals Emergency Management Team.
- Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psychological, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients serves in assigned area.
· 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.
· New York State License in Nursing with current registration preferred.
· Basic knowledge of infectious diseases and microbiology.
· Previous Infection Control Experience is preferable.
· Good investigative skills. Ability to write, educate and work independently.
· Infection Control Practices and Barrier Precautions
· Certificate in Infection Control (CIC) within three (3) years of hire
Strength Through Diversity
The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care.
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Who We Are
Over 38,000 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 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.