At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we're not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we're driving excellence and improving outcomes.
For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker's Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor's annual Employees' Choice Awards 2017. We're treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.
Infection Control Practitioner (RN, BSN)
We are looking for an Infection Control Practitioner to conduct regular and routine monitoring of nursing units to assess patients' need for precautions against infectious diseases.
A good decision-maker, with proven success at making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward
Able to work effectively in an environment notable for complex, sometimes contradictory information
Adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals
Effective at gaining the support and commitment of others by engaging them around your point of view and priorities
Flexible in your approach and demeanor in order to align with the shifting demands of evolving circumstances
Review daily admissions and transfers for infectious diagnosis
Review all positive cultures and other laboratory results to identify the need for precautions, interventions and follow-up
Investigate clusters of infectious disease to identify source of infections
Observe clinical practice of physicians, nurses and other staff to aide in the identification of outbreak causes
Identify potential staff training needs to ensure compliance and understanding of precautions and staff use of patient care equipment
Conduct routine environmental checks
Ensure new equipment meets standards for infection control
NYS RN license/registration
Infection Control certification preferred
Minimum of 5 years of clinical experience required with a minimum of 1 year of hospital epidemiology preferred
Hours: full-time 8 hour days Monday - Friday with possible weekends during busy periods (flu season, etc.)
MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.
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As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, a...nd superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.