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Infection Prevention Specialist

Company: Northwell Health
Location: New York
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

Job Description

Performs infection prevention and control related activities within hospital. Supports management in implementing related patient safety initiatives.

Job Responsibility

  • Performs hospital infection surveillance and risk assessment activities in accordance with internal and external guidelines; analyzes and interprets data to determine infection risks to patients, staff, and community.
    Investigates epidemiologically important infections, clusters, and exposures to identify sources. Reports findings to management and performs interventions, as directed.
    Participates in infection prevention orientation and regular in-services to hospital staff that address standards of care, infection risks, evidence-based practices, sterilization, high/low level disinfection, hand hygiene, instrument and equipment storage, etc.
    Partners with multidiscipline team members within hospital to optimize patient care and maintain/increase compliance with infection prevention and control practices.
    Proactively identifies and eliminates infectious risks throughout hospital.
    Facilitates activities that support hospital compliance with government and agency regulations. Assists management in preparation for external regulatory reviews to maintain related accreditation(s).
    Documents infection prevention related activities and creates conventional and computer-aided records and information.
    Performs related duties as required. All responsibilities noted here are considered essential functions of the job under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Duties not mentioned here, but considered related are not essential functions.
    Job Qualification
    • Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology, Medical Technology, Public Health or related field, required.
      Current license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State, preferred.
      Current certification by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology required within 2 years.
      *Additional Salary Detail
      The salary range and/or hourly rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future.When determining a team member's base salary and/or rate, several factors may be considered as applicable (e.g., location, specialty, service line, years of relevant experience, education, credentials, negotiated contracts, budget and internal equity).

      The salary range for this position is $79,880-$136,340/year

Keywords: Northwell Health, New York , Infection Prevention Specialist, Other , New York, New York

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