Director Infection Control

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

 

Roles & Responsibilities:

 

Director Infection Prevention

  • Coordinates, educates, and trains infection control practitioners.
  • Develops and participates in surveillance activities, either problem oriented or NHSN.
  • Expertise in surveillance techniques, knowledge of infection control and CDC guidelines for nosocomial infections.
  • Knowledge of microbiology, infectious diseases and disease transmission.
  • Knowledge of outbreak techniques based on organism and mode of transmission.
  • Develops, coordinates and participates in outbreak investigations.
  • Oversees all TB cases, employee exposures, TB database and reporting to NYCDOH.
  • Extensive knowledge of TB disease transmission and exposure follow-up
  • Interprets and develops infection control policies and procedures.  Reviews, updates and oversees JCAHO mandated Infection Control Manual.
  • Coordinates Infection Control Program at Mount Sinai Brooklyn.
  • Liaison to units/departments concerning infection control practices adherence to infection control guidelines.
  • Assists the Hospital Epidemiologists in representing Mount Sinai Brooklyn during regulatory agency inspections or requests (JCAHO, OSHA, NYC and NYS DOH, DEC, etc.).   Monitors reporting of communicable diseases to NYC and NYS Department of Health.
  • Serves as a member of Mount Sinai Brooklyn HICS Response Team.
  • Reports to Hospital Epidemiologist

Requirements:

·         BA/BS in microbiology, public health or nursing.  Advanced degree is desirable.
CDC Infection Control Course

·         CDC course on Infection Control, Certificate in Infection Control (CIC)

·         Infection Control Practices and Barrier Precautions

·         Must have basic knowledge/skill in: MS Word  PowerPoint  Excel 

·         Expertise in surveillance techniques.  Knowledge of microbiology, infectious diseases and disease transmission.  Has knowledge of guidelines and recommendations of non-regulatory agencies (CDC, AHA, GNYHA, etc.).   

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. 

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 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 comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 

 

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

 


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