We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Infection & Prevention Control Practitioner (RN).
In this role, the successful candidate is responsible for providing a safe environment where risks for infection are identified and minimized for patients, employees and visitors at all NYU Hospitals Center patient care delivery sites. Collects, tabulates and analyzes data on the occurrence of infection in hospital patients and employees; implements prevention and control measures based on best practices and the outcome of surveillance activities. The ICP will be able to utilize computers for data entry, analysis and reports.
Demonstrates knowledge of epidemiological principles relevant to Infection Prevention and Control. Conducts surveillance and investigations by using epidemiologic principles.Assist Manager in the development of the Infection Control Program. Systematically collects data for the purpose of identifying and tracking high-risk, high-volume hospital-acquired (nosocomial) infections and sources of infection.Recommends monitors and evaluates effectiveness of appropriate Infection Control interventions (practices).Analyzes Infection Control surveillance data and reports to administrators, directors, managers physicians and staff as appropriate. Monitors for breaks in asepsis and potential sources of infections, monitors and coordinated effective outbreak detection and resolution. Systematically reviews microbiology reports, patient medical records and other pertinent clinical data.
Demonstrates knowledge of surveillance methodologies for detection of healthcare-associated infections. Recommends and implements isolation practices, policies and procedures with approval of the hospital Infection Control Committee and the Infection Surveillance Medical Director. Promotes, provides education and monitors infection control practices, policies and procedures; reviews and/or revises the Infection Control Manual on an annual basis.Supports clinical staff by developing and providing ongoing education programs, formal or impromptu while on rounds.Updates educational materials on frequent basis and initiated changed to reflect current practice standards. Maintains excellent verbal and written contact with all hospital customers (e.g., nursing, OR, employee health, environmental service, quality assurance/risk management, etc.). Reports communicable diseases to appropriate public health authority. Communicates with federal agencies, local and state health departments, CDC, JCAHO, OSHA and other healthcare organizations regarding new or current regulations, standards and trends in infection control and prevention.
Demonstrates knowledge of the basic principles of general, clinical and environmental microbiology in the prevention and control of infection among patients, employees and visitors within the healthcare facility. utiilizes data of monitored infection rates, in an appropriated manner.In collaboration with employee health, may provide consultation, counseling and education to other infectious diseases or agents.May assist employee health in the development and implementation of annual hospital programs.May provide education on employee health issues at annual education days or on impromptu basis. In collaboration with facilities and environmental service has provided consultation, counseling to facilitate an Infection Control Risk Assessment on a construction/renovation project, in accordance with the Construction Policy.
Demonstrates knowledge in generating and interpreting statistical and quality performance reports and utilize data to improve hospitalwide/unit specific or departmental performance. Routinely assesses the educational needs of customers and develops educational objectives and strategies to meet those needs. Collaborates in the development, delivery and evaluation of educational programs or tools that related to infection prevention, control and epidemiology. Continuously evaluates the effectiveness of educational programs and learner objectives.Demonstrates a clear understanding of the content of material to be communicated to Medical Center staff.Provides guidance to Medical Center departments who conduct their own annual review and orientation inservice.Provides resource materials relating to infection control.When necessary, shows flexibility and judgment in providing information on short notice to employees in various hospital departments.Demonstrates ability to develop educational program to present Infection Control issues and related topics.Assists Infection Control Committee chairperson with preparation of effective agenda, membership selection, recording, transcribing and distribution of minutes and implementation of committee recommendations.Identifies and presents pertinent discussion topics for action and continuous improvement. Evaluates and revises Infection Control policies and procedures (e.g., isolation techniques, aseptic practices) and will assist the Infection Control Committee according to current standards of practice recommended by CDC, APIC, SHEA, AORN, etc. Communicates status of endemic infection rates, epidemics of nosocomial or community-acquired infections, emerging pathogens, infection control program accomplishments and future goals.
Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills. Maintains the confidentiality of patient, hospital and physical related information. Is able to accurately and concisely report on his or her activities to supervisory personnel when requested to do so, and when in the specialists opinion, it is necessary and appropriate. Communicates and cooperates with all Medical Center Staff (including physicians), patients and their families and the general public in a courteous and professional manner. Communicates in a clear, concise and timely manner.Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills.Maintains the confidentiality of patient, hospital and physical related information. Is able to accurately and concisely report on his or her activities to supervisory personnel when requested to do so, and when in the specialists opinion, it is necessary and appropriate. Communicates and cooperates with all Medical Center Staff (including physicians), patients and their families and the general public in a courteous and professional manner.Communicates in a clear, concise and timely manner.BR
Obtains prevailing wage information from New York State Department of Labor, published surveys or other sources. Maintains supporting data and updates wage data as required by regulation. Maintains documents for public and Department of Labor inspection. Works closely with Compensation to ensure that wages disclosed to government agencies are within prevailing wage and have proven methodology by which they were derived.
Demonstrates knowledge of teaching and learning principles necessary to plan, implement and evaluate educational programs related to infection prevention and control. aintains the confidentiality of patient, hospital and physical related information. Is able to accurately and concisely report on his or her activities to supervisory personnel when requested to do so, and when in the specialists opinion, it is necessary and appropriate.Communicates and cooperates with all Medical Center Staff (including physicians), patients and their families and the general public in a courteous and professional manner. Communicates in a clear, concise and timely manner.
Demonstrates ability to lead, teach and collaborate with people of various educational and social backgrounds to further the goals of the infection prevention and control program. Maintains certification in Infection ControlAdvances knowledge and skills through continuing education.Brings creativity and innovation to practice. Seeks opportunities to influence policymaking bodies. Recognizes and resolves conflict of interest situations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Current licensure by New York State as a Registered Nurse
Minimum of two years experience in Nursing
Knowledge and ability to collect, interpret analyze and report on surveillance and infection data
Active Certification endorsed by the Certification Board of Infection Control (CBIC) or actively seeking certification
Knowledge of computer software/systems (i.e., word processing, spreadsheet and database programs)
Demonstrates ability to exercise judgment to plan, execute and evaluate a program of actions to achieve infection prevention and control goals
Master's in Nursing, Epidemiology, or other health-related field
Experience and Certification in Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC)
An understanding of the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) system
Active participation in a professional organization (APIC, SHEA etc.)
Knowledgeable about regulatory and professional agency standards of practice such as, OSHA, CDC, APIC/SHEA, JCAHO and Departments of Health and Mental Hygiene for New York City and State
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class patient-centered integrated academic medical center, is one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research, and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals – Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of... only five hospitals in the nation dedicated to orthopaedics and rheumatology; and Hassenfeld Children's Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services across the medical center – plus the NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. The medical center's tri-fold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research. For more information, go to www.NYULMC.org.