Infection Control Practitioner

Location
Stony Brook, NY
Posted
Jun 30, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Infection Control Practitioner-1701776

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Position Summary

At Stony Brook Medicine, an Infection Control Practitioner is a valuable member of our team. Assists in infection surveillance in the Hospital by reviewing patient's charts and laboratory reports in order to identify infections developed after admission or infections present on admission and to prevent the spread of infection within the Hospital and the community.

Qualified candidates will demonstrate superior care and possess outstanding communication skills while adhering to our high standard of excellence.

Duties of an Infection Control Practitioner may include the following but are not limited to:

  • Maintains awareness of problems in the Hospital and hospital affiliated outpatient areas concerning surveillance of communicable diseases, unsanitary conditions and suboptimal standards of practice which may cause an impact on the safe operation of the institutional functions, and reports such information to the Director and Physician Hospital Epidemiologist for further investigation.
  • Conducts infection surveillance in the Hospital by reviewing patient's charts and laboratory reports in order to identify infections developed after admission or infections present on admission and to prevent the spread of infection within the Hospital and the community.
  • Submits active patient data to the Director and the Physician Hospital Epidemiologist and Infection Control Committee.
  • Responsible for the investigation of hospital-based and hospital affiliated ambulatory clinics exposure to communicable disease and outbreaks of epidemiologically significant pathogens in the assigned patient care area.
  • Observe the general state of cleanliness, the healthcare worker skill used in practicing asepsis and isolation techniques. Report this information as well as other problems to the Director and Physician Hospital Epidemiologist for additional follow-up, as deemed necessary.
  • Established ongoing personal contact with the nursing staff, physicians, and patients in order to obtain data for surveillance, communicable diseases and nosocomial infections.
  • Maintains communication as needed with community agencies and regulatory agencies.
  • Responsible for attendance and participation by reporting surveillance, outbreak investigation data as well as other pertinent data at Infection Control Committee meetings, other designated committee meetings.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: The area of Infection Control and Healthcare Epidemiology is a highly specialized field, requiring the successful candidate to be well versed in patient care practices microbiology, epidemiology, and statistics necessary for this position. A Baccalaureate degree in Nursing in a health related field is a requirement. An exceptionally qualified person with a Bachelor's or a Master's degree in another health related field may also be considered.
Preferred Qualifications: When all other qualifications are met, preferential consideration may be given to someone with Masters in Nursing or a Master’s in Public Health.

Special Notes: Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.

All Hospital positions are subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary. This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.

This function/position has been designated as “essential.” This means that when the Hospital is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital and related facilities.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services (The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination), submit (3) written references, and provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.


The best ideas in medicine start with the best people. At Stony Brook Medicine, our highest calling is to put the power of ideas to work in our patients’ lives. Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of our health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. Stony Brook Medicine is Long Island’s premier academic medical center. With 603 beds, we serve as the region’s only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center, and are home to the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, and Stony Brook Digestive Disorders Institute. We also encompass Suffolk County’s only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center.

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to the creation of a diverse and inclusive campus climate. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE UNIVERSITY HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 632-6161 OR THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (631) 632-6350. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE UNIVERSITY POLICE WEBSITE AT http://www.stonybrook.edu/police


Official Job Title: TH Instructional Support Specialist
Job Field: Other
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Healthcare Epidemiology-Stony Brook University Hospital
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:00AM - 4:30PMHealthcare Epidemiology-Stony Brook University Hospital
Posting Start Date: Jun 29, 2017
Posting End Date: Jul 29, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Salary Grade: SL3

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