Infection Surveillance Officer

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

 

Roles & Responsibilities:

Infection Surveillance Officer at Mount Sinai Brooklyn

  • 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

 

Requirements:

  • BA/BS in Microbiology, Nursing or Public Health.  An advanced degree is preferred.
  • New York State License in Nursing with current registration preferred
  • Infection Control Practices and Barrier Precautions certification
  • Certificate in Infection Control (CIC) or proof of registration towards certificate
  • Basic knowledge of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology; Previous Infection Control Experience is preferable.
  • Good investigative skills.  Ability to write, educate and work independently.  Excellent written and oral communication skills

 

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 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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