Senior Director Corporate Infection & Prevention Control

Location US-NY-New York
Posted Date 2 months ago(6/9/2021 12:17 PM)
Job ID
2021-14966
# Positions
1
Facility
205 Lexington Ave
Experience (Years)
5
Category
Nursing
Work Days Per Week
5
Shift
D
Shift Start Time
9:00 am
Shift End Time
5:00 pm
Type
Full-Time
# Hours
37.5

Overview

The Senior Director of Corporate Infection Prevention and Control performs acts, which require substantial specialized knowledge, judgment, and nursing skills based upon principles of psychological, biological, physical, and social sciences. S/he is responsible maintaining monitoring an effective, system-wide infection prevention and control program, as well as assisting the SVP Clinical Planning & Innovation for Infection Prevention and Control in developing the program.

 

Responsibilities

  • Assists in developing and implementing program initiatives, policies, and education related to infection prevention for associates and patients.
  • Supervises the infection prevention and control nurses that are in the facilities and programs.
  • Monitor patterns, prevalence and trends, conduct surveillance and evaluate healthcare associated infections using epidemiologic principles by review and interpretation of microbiology, laboratory and diagnostic reports and medical records. Monitors the effectiveness of the PROTECT ArchCare program.
  • Supports teamwork essential for compliance with accrediting and regulatory agency standards through surveillance, effective prevention and control activities specific to a variety of practice settings, and accurate reports.
  • Develop an education and training program on infection prevention and control, in conjunction with the medical director and ArchCare’s education and training department.
  • Participate in said educational and training sessions as indicated.
  • Activities may include:
    • Application of the nursing process in assessing, planning, and evaluating the PROTECT ArchCare program throughout the system.
    • Communicate with appropriate sources in response to clusters, outbreaks as well as emergency situations.
    • Co-Chairs the PROTECT ArchCare committee in conjunction with the medical director.
    • Perform Infection Control Risk Assessments as necessary and monitor.
    • Participate in facility-wide Emergency Preparedness activities related to infection control measures relating to communicable disease outbreaks

Qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, a minimum of five years of current experience and ideally, within the last three years, in a comparable job classification.

Preferred Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in New York State

Certificate in Infection Prevention and d Control (CIC)

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