Registered Nurse 3 Infection Control - NYS Veterans Home At Montrose #90213

State Of New York Montrose , NY 10548

Posted 2 months ago

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Quals: Possession of a NYS license and currently be registered to practice as a Registered Nurse in NYS AND a Bachelors degree in Nursing AND two (2) years of professional clinical nursing experience in a hospital setting or health care facility.

Please Note: For appointment to the Dept. of Health Veterans' Home locations candidates are required to present a current National Certificate in Infection Control issued by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc., within the first six (6) months of appointment. Provisional Appointments may be considered to those qualified candidates. Provisional appointment candidate will be required to pass a qualifying Civil Service exam in the future and be immediately reachable for appointment on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.

Duties Description The ICN reports to the Director of Nursing and partners with the Medical Director for Antimicrobial Stewardship, the Quality Officer, and other stakeholders to develop a system of care to promote sound and scientific infection prevention principles and practices. The ICN is accountable for decreasing the incidence and transmission of infectious diseases between patients, staff, visitors and the community.

Through strategic planning, leadership and consultation, the ICN leads and directs a robust team in the identification and implementation of infection prevention goals and objectives throughout the facility. Responsibilities include but not limited to: oversees the operation of the infection prevention, epidemiology, industrial hygiene, and relevant safety programs; manages goal setting process for system, unit and physician goals related to healthcare acquired infections and conditions; participates in the national collaborative and external reporting to the CDC NHSN system, and other post acute-care specific quality organizations; responsible for ensuring appropriate intervention and education occurs with staff, volunteers and medical staff when healthcare infection trends, outbreaks or non-compliance to infection control/OSHA are identified; ensures that education and counseling on infection prevention is available for staff, volunteers, medical staff, residents and visitors. The ICN must maintain current knowledge of federal, state and local regulations and ensures that the facility administrators are informed of appropriate issues.

Additional Comments PLEASE NOTE: This job vacancy is currently pending Dept. of Budget approval.

Base salary includes annual geographic and annual location pay. Generous fringe benefits including but not limited to: health, dental and vision insurance; prescription drug coverage; paid vacation, personal and sick leave; defined benefit retirement plan; access to group rates for life, home, auto insurance and many more. We are a 252 bed long term skilled care facility providing care to the Veterans of our community.

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Registered Nurse 3 Infection Control - NYS Veterans Home At Montrose #90213

State Of New York