The Brookdale Hospital & Medical Center

  • COORDINATOR II - INFECTION CONTROL

    Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
    Posted Date 10 months ago(8/7/2018 4:11 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-4259
    # of Openings
    1
    Department
    B0700-3851-INFECTION CONTROL
    Facility
    Schulman and Schachne Institute
    Shift
    Day
    Type
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    Monitors and investigates known or suspected sources of infections in order to determine the source and ensure control. Provides related education to staff.  Responsible for overall surveillance of Long Term Care Division for Infection Prevention and Control.

    Responsibilities


    • Maintains surveillance to determine incidents of infections.  Ensures precautionary steps are followed by residnets, visitors and staff at SSI, ADHP and ALP.

    • Conducts regular facility rounds to ensure consistent implementation of Infection Prevention and Control policies.

    • Assists in development of infection control policies, procedures and practices throughout the Long Term Care Division. 

    • Analyzes and trends data collected to assist in planning initiatives that are compatible with organizational needs.

    • Review daily laboratory reports such as: multi drug resistant organisms, clusters, outbreaks, and exposures that require notification to the Department of Health; trains facility personnel in the prevention of transmission of infections; prepares, disseminates information and reports as needed.

    • Assists Occupational Health activities, such as evaluating source residents for exposure of healthcare workers to blood and body fluids, influenza, Varicella, and other exposure follow-up and in-service education on infection prevention and control.

    • Reports any actual or suspected infection, and institutes any appropriate isolation procedures.

    • Collects and compiles data for comparative statistics shared with the NYSDOH, NYCDOH, National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), and CMS as required.

    • Provide orientation/review classes for facility employees on the policies, standards and practices of infection control relative to their scope of responsibilities.

    • Conducts ongoing surveillance to determine incidents of infections; reports to the Infection Prevention and Control Committee and maintains line listing of all suspected infections.

    • Maintains, develops, and implements infection prevention and control policies that are evidence-based and meet regulatory requirements and facility needs.

    • Assists with Antibiotic Stewardship Program.

    • Co-chairs the Infection Prevention and Control Committee.

    • Performs other duties as required.

    Qualifications

    Education:




    • Bachelor’s degree required.


    • Master's degree preferred.


    Experience:




    • Minimum two (2) years infection control related experience.


    • Prior supervisory experience preferred.


    Knowledge and Skills:




    • Computer literate and experience with infection control procedures is desirable.

    • Knowledge of DOH regulations and related agencies is essential.

    • CDC, APIC and NIOSH literate preferred.



    Licenses, Certifications:.



    • Certification as a CIC is preferred.


    Physical Requirements:



    • 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.


     


    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


     


    The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center.


     


    BHMC is an equal opportunity employer, it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, military status, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or handicap or other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

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