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: TH 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# 53258
Additional Position Information: * Represents Location Pay for full-time appointees.*Represents Location Pay for full-time appointees. Hours of work: 9:00AM - 5:00PM; Days of week: Monday - Friday; Hours per week: 37.5
Brief Description of Duties:
SCOPE OF POSITION: The Infection Control Practitioner is an essential part of the hospitalís infection control team, and is responsible for daily clinical surveillance, including both review of laboratory results and inspection and observation in the patient care areas to identify reportable cases as well as infection control and prevention concerns and compliance with policies and best practices. 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 rounds documenting findings and follow up on corrective plans; Engage in teaching, infection trending, policy development and outbreak investigation.

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. PREFERRED: Master's degree. Experience in hospital infection prevention and control. Certification in Infection Control (CIC).
Posting ID: 13990 Ref #: B/PR-53258-16
Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume along with a cover letter to ==>
Please include: Job Title( TH STAFF ASSOCIATE ), Line( 53258 ) and PostingID( 13990 )
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.