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Director of Infection Prevention and Control- Nursing
The Nursing Director of Infection Prevention and Control assists the Senior Vice President for Nursing in the 24 hour management of prevention and control of healthcare associated communicable disease transmission. Responsibilities include oversight of organization-wide surveillance, communicable disease reporting, environmental monitoring for infection prevention and control risk and educational/inservice activities that support the infection prevention and control program.
The Nursing Director of Infection Prevention and Control will have the ability to apply knowledge about practices to prevent and control infection in clinical and non-clinical areas, including:
Current New York State license as a Registered Nurse required. Candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, lab/health science, public health or related health field. Master’s degree in nursing or related health field preferred. Individuals with a minimum of three years demonstrated experience in infection prevention and control and CBIC certification favored. The right candidate will demonstrate a commitment to performance improvement, service quality and will utilize their skills to support individual, departmental and hospital-wide goals and objectives as they relate to infection prevention and control.
- microbiology and immunology knowledge to promote health through the prevention and control of infection and communicable disease
- analysis of epidemiological data to formulate and implement programs for improving healthcare delivery which takes into account priorities, objectives and available resources
- a critical approach to the review of published literature which integrates theoretical understanding with practical experience when determining professional practice
- planning, practice and monitoring of vaccination programs
- synthesizing relevant legislation and guidelines into practice
- knowledge of Joint Commission and OSHA standards
- knowledge of CDC-National Healthcare Safety Network definitions, software and data analysis
- principles of cleaning, disinfection and sterilization to promote safety
- recognition of infection prevention role in any healthcare emergency
BLS or CPR/AED training required and accepted from only 2 organizations:
1. American Heart Association - BLS/ACLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) Program
2. American Red Cross - CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
No online programs from any organization will be accepted
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center - 15 months ago