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Program Director, Infection Prevention - LIJ Valley Stream Hospital

North Shore-LIJ Health System


Location:
Nassau, NY
Date:
05/25/2017
Job Code:
1751962
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Job Details

Job Title: Program Director, Infection Prevention - LIJ Valley Stream Hospital
Job Number: 00193F

Description
As Program Director of Infection Prevention you will plan, manage, and evaluate the infection control program and related activities at Health System ambulatory sites, assess infection data to identify trends or clusters and initiate appropriate action, ensure infection control measures are in place and observed. You will also create surveillance, quality assurance and risk management programs to ensure infection control standards are monitored and infection risks are identified early.
 
Responsibilities Include:
  • Develops evidence based infection prevention policies to address specific issues or concerns related to infection prevention for ambulatory sites across the Health System.
  • Performs risk assessments to ensure policies and procedures are tailored to the facility and re-assessed on a regular basis taking into consideration the types of services provided by the facility and the patient population that is served.
  • Develops infection control training programs including health care professional and patient safety.
  • Monitors and reports ambulatory site associated infections. Collects, analyzes, interprets and disseminates data regarding health-related events for use in public health action to reduce morbidity and mortality and to improve health. Tracks outcome measures and adherence to specific process measures (e.g., hand hygiene, environmental cleaning) as a means to reduce infection transmission.
  • Ensures practices adhere to local, state, and federal requirements regarding reportable diseases and outbreak reporting.
  • Performs regular audits and competency evaluations of health care professional adherence to infection prevention practices.
  • Develops and implements systems for early detection and management of potentially infectious patients at initial points of entry to the facility.
  • Performs related duties, as required.

 

 

 

*ADA Essential Functions



Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or Microbiology, required. Master's Degree, preferred.
  • Current license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State, preferred.
  • Certification in Infection Control by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC), preferred.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years experience in public health or clinical epidemiology setting, required.  Knowledge of clinical Microbiology, Public Health Administration and statistical analysis, required.
  • Current knowledge of clinical infection control including surveillance and prevention; trends; government laws and regulations; and related clinical practice and techniques.
 
Our Culture    
                                                 
Transforming care, optimizing patient satisfaction and creating better patient outcomes are just some of the things our talented team members are doing at North Shore-LIJ each and every day. As a culture committed to providing our customers with the highest quality service, we stand behind our core values: Patients first; Caring; Excellence; Innovation; Integrity and Teamwork. It is our commitment and our culture that sets us apart from others and is the cornerstone of everything we do. Join an organization whose team members are valued, cared for and offered continuous opportunities to grow. Click on the link to learn more about us: www.northshorelij.com/goals
 
Please note: North Shore-LIJ is a smoke-free environment. Smoking and the use of tobacco products is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises. Free smoking cessation programs and quit medications are offered to team members who wish to quit through the North Shore-LIJ Center for Tobacco Control.


Job Management

Primary Location Nassau County-Valley Stream-Franklin Hospital

Schedule Full Time

Shift Day Job

Shift Detail 

North Shore-LIJ Health System is the nation's third largest non-profit, secular healthcare system, New York City's ninth largest employer, and the largest employer on Long Island.