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Infection Surveillance Officer

Beth Israel Medical Center
Mount Sinai Health System
Type Full time Posted 4/12/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 7/21/2014
NY - New York (All) - New York Referral - n/a -    
 
Description

Infection Surveillance Officer

 

Exceptional People. Extraordinary Careers.

 

You may know Mt. Sinai Health System by our hospitals; Beth Israel Medical Center, Beth Israel Hospital/Brooklyn, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Mt. Sinai Hospital/Queens, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospitals, and The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary are some of New York City’s most distinguished healthcare providers. We’re known for the quality of our care, our service to some of New York’s most diverse communities, and for the exceptional people who provide that care. Find your place in this extraordinary environment.

 

The Infection Surveillance Officer Is a full-time person who carries out surveillance activities, helps to develop the infection control policies, procedures and practices throughout the hospital, and monitors their application.

 

In addition to the required routine data, the Infection Surveillance Officer is also concerned with the investigation of clusters of infections above endemic levels and single cases or unusual nosocomial infections.

 

He/she assists Employee Health activities, such as evaluating source patients for exposure of healthcare workers to blood and body fluids, varicella, and other exposure follow-up and in-service education on infection control.

 

In conjunction with routine activities, the Infection Surveillance Officer may report any actual or suspected infection, initiate culture and sensitivity testing, and institute any appropriate isolation procedures.

 

He/she is directed by and reports to the Hospital Epidemiologist/Assistant Epidemiologist and is a member of the Committee of Infection Control.

 

To be considered for this position you must be a NYS Licensed Registered Nurse, Physician Assistant or a Nurse Practitioner., 5 years experience, and have CIC certificate.

 

We are committed to recruiting and retaining the most skilled and caring professionals for our patients. We do this by investing in our employees, offering them a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage, 403 (b) retirement and tuition reimbursement programs, and much, much more. 

 

We have also made it a priority to develop diversity initiatives that encourage a welcoming workplace environment. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our associates feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background or sexual orientation.