Registered Nurse | Infection Control | Nursing Home, Brooklyn, NY
The Infection Control Nurse possesses knowledge of hospital epidemiology principles and is responsible for coordination of the hospital-wide Infection Control Program which includes surveillance, analysis, and reporting of nosocomial infections; educating employees about infection control; and the development of health system policies and procedures to insure rigorous infection control standards that meet Joint Commission, OSHA, Public Health Department, and Center for Disease Control requirements. In collaboration with the Infection Control Director, the Infection Control Nurse supports and acts as a resource to Administration, Medical Staff, and all hospital services.
Understanding of nosocomial infection definitions, chart review, functional understanding of sterilization, disinfections and sanitation.
Basic understanding and use of microbiology and epidemiology principles, statistical presentation, outbreak investigation techniques, and computer use.
Adult teaching techniques, clear oral and written communication skills, project management,
and policy management.
Working knowledge of OSHA Blood borne Pathogen Standards, OSHA Tuberculosis.
Protection, Title 22, state and federal laws related to communicable diseases, and JCAHO
Current New York RN license.
CIC (Certification in Infection Prevention and Control) certification is required.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Microbiology, preferred.
Minimum of three (3) years of experience as an Infection Control Registered Nurse with Hospital/ Nursing Home experience.
Experience working with CDC and Joint Commission guidelines.
Position requires prolonged periods of standing, reaching, walking throughout the working day. Position will be required to stoops, bends, lifts, carry items weighing up to 25 pounds for routine performance of essential functions.
Able to lift up to 100 pounds, if necessary, to assist lifting and moving patients.
An individual in this position may be exposed to: Adverse indoor and outdoor environmental conditions, Blood borne pathogens, Physical hazards (e.g., needle pricks, etc.), and Chemical hazards.