Program Director Of Infection Prevention

Northwell Health Port Jefferson , NY 11777

Posted 3 weeks ago

Shift: Monday-Friday, times vary (includes rotation to weekends as needed)

  • Develops, implements and communicates hospital's infection prevention goals, objectives, policies and procedures, ensuring alignment with Health System standards.

  • Oversees financial management including department budget, salary, capital and revenue projections. Plans, implements and reviews hospital infection surveillance and risk assessment activities in accordance with internal and external guidelines.

  • Ensures identification and resolution of infection risks to patients, staff and community.

  • Directs investigations on epidemiologically important infections, clusters and exposures to identify sources, facilitate interventions and implement risk reduction strategies.

  • Reports on hospital's operational performance, justifications and corrective actions to hospital and system leadership and appropriate local and state agencies/officials.

  • Oversees hospital infection prevention training programs that address standards of care, infection risks, evidence-based practices, sterilization, high/low level disinfection, hand hygiene, instrument and equipment storage, etc.

  • Selects, develops, manages and evaluates direct reports; and oversees selection, development, management and evaluation of indirect reports.

  • Ensures adequate scheduling and assigns responsibilities to ensure an equitable distribution of work.

  • Oversees compliance with government and agency regulations.

  • Participates in external regulatory reviews to maintain accreditation(s).

  • Builds and maintains productive inter/intra departmental relationships to optimize patient care and maintain/increase compliance with infection prevention and control practices.

  • Partners with Human Resources to increase employee vaccination rates and improve healthcare provider exposure intervention processes.

  • Oversees the maintenance and integrity of conventional and computer-aided records and information.

  • Performs related duties, as required.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Microbiology, Medical Technology, Public Health or related field, required. Master's Degree preferred.

  • Current license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State.

  • Minimum of seven (7) years progressively responsible infection and control experience, required.

  • Knowledge of infection prevention related principles and practices, required.

  • Current certification by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC), preferred. Certification must be obtained within two (2) year of entry date into role. Minimum of seven (7) years progressively responsible infection and control experience, required. Knowledge of infection prevention related principles and practices, required.

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