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Nursing Director of Infection Prevention and Control (RN)

New York NY

Department: Nurse Job Number: 5165

Title: Nursing Director of Infection Prevention and Control (RN)

Location: New York City, NY

Industry: Healthcare

Occupational Category: Nurse

Hours: Full-time

Description: Hiring a Nursing Director of Infection Prevention and Control (RN) for a top NYC academic medical center.  The Nursing Director of Infection Prevention and Control (RN) oversees infection control for the medical center.

Responsibilities:

  • Detects evidence of hospital and network infections.
  • Enters infection data into CDC and NHSN program applications
  • Analyzes, interprets and reports data to the Infection Control Committee and other infection and patient safety committees
  • Environmental rounds to assess the implementation of Infection Prevention and Control, Patient Care, Personnel Practices and Environmental Practices
  • Confirms that proper isolation precautions for infected patients are carried out and initiates these procedures when indicated during Care Unit rounds
  • Consults and acts as a liaison among clinical staff on infection prevention and control performance improvement initiatives
  • Collaborates with Occupational Health Services
  • Provides in-service education to new and incumbent employees
  • Investigates outbreak situation utilizing epidemiological principles
  • Analyzes and interprets surveillance or outbreak investigation data
  • Collaborates in writing and publishing scientific abstracts or papers
  • Remains current in the practice of Infection Prevention and Control by reading, attending seminars and workshops, and active participation in related professional organizations
  • Performs related professional duties as directed by the manager, director and leadership utilizing the Balanced Score card framework
  • Professional Registered Nurse license and current registration to practice in New York State

Education Requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing or related field and a required.
  • Master s degree and Infection control certification preferred at time of employment.

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 consecutive years of recent acute care nursing experience
  • Infection Control, hospital epidemiology or related experience

Desired Skills:

  • Documented commitment to continuing professional development.
  • Clinical Information System (CIS)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent problem solving, communication and presentation skills
  • Experience working with performance improvement tools and methods

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