DUTIES:SCOPE OF POSITION:The Infection Control Practitioner is an essential part of the hospital's infection control team, and is responsible for daily clinical surveillance, including both review of laboratory results and inspection and observation in the patient care areas to identify reportable cases as well as infection control and prevention concerns and compliance with policies and best practices.PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Review microbiology reports and medical records to identify matters relevant to hospital infection control and prevention; Conduct bedside surveillance and consult with clinical staff to provide guidance on infection control policies and best practices; Identify cases reportable to NHSN database, as well as New York State and New York City Departments of Health; Perform environmental rounds documenting findings and follow up on corrective plans; Engage in teaching, infection trending, policy development and outbreak investigation.(DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION)QUALIFICATIONS:REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree in Nursing, Medical Technology, Microbiology, or Public Health/Epidemiology. Excellent communication skills. Excellent computer skills. Ability to work independently. Careful attention to detail. PREFERRED: Master's degree. Experience in hospital infection prevention and control. Certification in Infection Control (CIC).Additional Info: * Represents Location Pay for full-time appointees.*Represents Location Pay for full-time appointees. Hours of work: 9:00AM - 5:00PM; Days of week: Monday - Friday; Hours per week: 37.5Closing Date: Open Until FilledSTATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges o...f investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.