Nurse Epidemiologist (Infection Control RN) - Mount Sinai St. Luke's

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

 
Roles & Responsibilities:
Works in collaboration with the Director of the Epidemiology program in managing, designing, and implementing an Infection Control Program.

  • Demonstrates those behaviors which reflect the scientific knowledge, judgment, and technical skills of professional nursing within their area of expertise
  • Makes daily rounds and follows up on all cases of suspected or diagnosed communicable diseases
  • Acts as a resource person regarding hospital Infection Control policy and the disposition of patients
  • Maintains surveillance program for clean wound infection rates.
  • Surveys the incidence and prevalence of infection on selected services following hospitalization
  • Participates in in-service education of hospital personnel in matters pertaining to infection control
  • Performs environmental surveillance of various departments of the hospital and prepares summary reports for review
  • Assists in the development of antibiotic review
  • Reviews microbiology programs for surveillance purposes
  • Participates in the evaluation of nursing and medical procedures and products applicable to infection control
  • Collaborates with personnel to assure compliance with the Board of Health Rules and Hospital Policies regarding prevention and control of infection
  • Maintains professional competence through participation in continuing education and other relevant learning experiences
  • Provides patient teaching and counseling
  • Maintains a liaison with the Health Department, Bureau of tuberculosis and Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Disease CDC
  • Works with Employee Health Service in maintaining a safe environment for patients and personnel                       
  • Communicates pertinent information regarding matters of infection control to Hospital Administration                       
  • Maintains liaison with other infection control practitioners by attending monthly meetings of the Association of Hospital Infection Control Practitioners 

Requirements:
  • BSN required, Master’s degree preferred.

  • At least 3 to 5 years of clinical experience in professional nursing.

  • NYS RN License

  • Board Certified in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) preferred

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion 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 healthcare delivery together.
 
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

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 hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai 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. 

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

 

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