ANNOUNCEMENT OF Professional Vacancy

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK · DOWNSTATE MEDICAL CENTER  
450 CLARKSON AVENUE, BOX 1194, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11203
Department: INFECTION CONTROL/EPIDEMIOLOGY Job Title: STAFF ASSOCIATE
Professional  Rank: SL-4 Descriptive Title: INFECTION CONTROL PRACTITIONER
Salary Range: $51,366.00-$108,023.00+$3,026.00* Line Number: Line# 46668
Additional Position Information: * Represents Location Pay for full-time appointees. Hours of work: 9AM-5PM; Days of week: Mon-Fri; Hours per week: 37.5.
Brief Description of Duties:
SCOPE OF POSITION: The Infection Control and Prevention Coordinator is responsible for implementing the hospitalís infection control plan by performing daily infection surveillance and reporting and the provision of subject matter support and education in policy revision and implementation and process improvement projects. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Review microbiology reports and medical records to identify matters relevant to hospital infection control and prevention; Conduct bedside surveillance and consult with clinical staff to provide guidance on infection control policies and best practices; Identify cases reportable to NHSN database, as well as New York State and New York City Departments of Health; Perform environmental infection control monitoring throughout the hospital and its off-sites, tracking and trending outcomes. Developing improvements and following up on corrective plans; engage in teaching, infection trending, policy development and outbreak investigation. Participate in committees and implement recommendations and interventions. Participate in committees and implement recommendations and interventions; lead improvement projects to reduce the risk of infections and implement best practices.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION

All successful candidates must undergo various background checks, maintain credentials required for continued employment and adhere to the SUNY-DMC UHB Principles of Behavior.   Clinical Faculty and Allied Health professionals must receive and maintain Medical Board authorization.
Qualifications:
REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree in Nursing, Medical Technology, Microbiology, or Public Health/Epidemiology. Excellent communication skills. Excellent computer skills. Ability to work independently. Careful attention to detail. Certification in Infection Control within two (2) years of hire. PREFERRED: Experience in hospital infection prevention and control. Certification in Infection Control (CIC)
Posting ID: 14394 Ref #: A/PR-46668-16
Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume along with a cover letter to ==>
Please include: Job Title( STAFF ASSOCIATE ), Line( 46668 ) and PostingID( 14394 )
The Employment Office
M.S.C.  1194
450 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11203  ( email: Careers@downstate.edu )

Closing date for receipt of applications:

Internal Consideration Program: Open Until Filled Off-campus recruitment: Open Until Filled

SUNY Downstate Medical Center offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
SUNY Downstate Medical Center is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familiar status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status or criminal conviction.