Infectious Disease Physician (ID MD)

New York, NY

Department: Physician Job Number: 5467

Title: Infectious Disease Physician (ID MD)

Location: New York City, NY

Industry: Healthcare

Occupational Category: Physicians

Hours: Full-time

Description: Our client, a top academic medical center in New York City, is currently seeking to hire an Infectious Disease Physician. The medical center is seeking to invest in and grow its infection prevention and control (IPC) and antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP).  The Infectious Disease Physician will assist in development of a rigorous ASP to reduce antibiotic utilization and Clostridium difficile infections (CDI), provide leadership and expertise for performance improvement (PI) and HAI prevention, and enhance delivery of high-quality teaching and mentorship of staff and primary providers to improve prescribing practices and optimize care in patients with sepsis and other high-risk infectious diseases.

Responsibilities:

  • Ease the burden on the existing infection preventionists as they respond to increasing surveillance requirements including the large number of elective hip and knee replacements
  • Provide Infectious Diseases consultation including inpatient consultation, supervision, and mentorship of rotating infectious disease fellows, plus supervision and mentorship of internal medicine residents rotating on infectious diseases
  • Clinical activity on both "teaching" and an "attending only" infectious diseases service
  • Initiating new ASP, IPC, and PI programs
  • Improve compliance with guidelines and best practices
  • Reinforce benchmarks to decrease antibiotic resistance, and to address complications and mortality related to MRSA, CDI, and sepsis.
  • Academic Appointment

Education Requirements:

  • Completion of Internal Medicine Residency
  • Completion of Infectious Disease Fellowship
  • Board Certified in Infectious Disease
  • Licensed to practice medicine in New York State
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