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Director, Infection Prevention & Control

Facility: St. Francis Hospital and Heart Center Location: Roslyn, NY Department: Medical Staff Affairs Admin Category: Nursing / Nursing Leadership Schedule: Full Time Shift: Day shift Hours: 8-4 ReqNum: 6046988
St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center®, part of the Catholic Health system, is a community hospital located in Roslyn, NY. The hospital is New York State’s only specialty designated cardiac center—offering one of the leading cardiac care programs in the nation and recognized as an innovator in the delivery of specialized cardiovascular services in an environment where excellence and compassion are emphasized.
We are also nationally recognized in areas of care including orthopedics, neurology, gastroenterology, cancer, and pulmonary.
Responsibilities and Competencies:
  • Participates in all departmental and interdisciplinary committees concerned with infection control policies.
  • Facilitates compliance and established standards from regulatory agencies; participates in ongoing activities to correct deficiencies. 
  • Implements and maintains a system to detect/report nosocomial infections.
  • Participates in defining, maintaining and interpreting standards of nursing practice and infection control. 
  • Interfaces with the Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs and department directors to set and participate in hospital-wide goals, initiatives and PI. 
  • Performs Environment of Care rounds providing feedback and follow-up.
  • Participates actively in any hospital committee and disaster plan concerned with biologic agents. 
  • Works closely with Employee Health Services for the protection of Hospital Staff. 

Performance Standards:

People: We value employees who are highly ethical, engaged and committed to making a positive contribution to the hospital and actively committed to their own professional development.

  • Encourages an ethical and diverse work environment that demonstrates mutual response for the views and opinion of others.
  • Collaborates well with other to achieve a common goal or results.
  • Seeks common ground by offering mutually agreeable solutions when differences arise.
  • Actively works to improve performance by seeking and acting on feedback from others. 

Quality: Each employee plays a part in achieving successful outcomes based on effective decision-making, the use of our performance improvement process, collaboration and demonstrating pride by excellence in their work. 

  • Makes solid decisions based upon consistent judgment and experience that prove to be correct.
  • Takes the time to consider input and feedback from others to make the most objective decisions.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of hospital wide patient safety standards and follows all hospital policies and procedures pertaining to patient safety.
  • Utilizes PI process to assess problems and determine practical solutions that can be implemented and improve patient safety.

Efficiency: We seek a spirit of innovative and innovation that results from sound decisions based on the right priorities.

  • Provides others with the information they need to make timely and well-informed decisions.
  • Shows good judgment in setting priorities to determine the most important and useful areas to focus their efforts.
  • Takes the initiative to develop innovative solutions and continuous improvements that add value. 

Service: Our goal is to exceed the expectations of those we interact and work with on a daily basis. We count on employees to work together as a team to achieve positive results and demonstrate personal accountability for our own actions. 

  • Consistently strives for excellence and achieves exceptional results.
  • Accepts personal accountability for their actions and outcomes. 
  • Demonstrates flexibility and manages risk and uncertainty to achieve positive results.

Financial Strength: Every employee contributes to the financial success of the hospital by using our resources wisely and performing responsibilities in a manner that supports the goals of the organization.

  • Practices appropriate stewardship by responsibly using and accounting for team resources and supplies. 
  • Understands the impact of personal performance on the goals of the organization. 

Manager Specific: We value the ability of managers/supervisors to create clear goals and expectations, build strong teams and identify the best solutions for both the team and the hospital. 

  • Encourages performance excellence by providing ongoing coaching and timely feedback.
  • Provides recognition and rewards the achievements of others on an ongoing basis. 
  • Empower others by effectively delegating responsibility for tasks and projects. 
  • Establishes clear responsibilities and expectations with the staff/team. 
  • Monitors employee performance against measurable outcomes and objectives.
  • Looks for the underlying cause of an issue to identify long term solutions that prevent recurring problems. 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Nursing, Public Health or Microbiology
  • Licensed Registered Nurse (RN) in New York State
  • Certified in Infection Control
  • Experience in epidemiology and public health preferred
  • Knowledge of Joint Commission, State and Federal Regulations
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Microsoft Word, Ability to learn AICE

At Catholic Health your well-being comes first, with comprehensive compensation and benefits; our offerings go beyond the basics. In addition to multiple medical plans, life insurance, generous paid time off and flexible spending accounts, we also offer substantial tuition reimbursement, an employer funded pension plan and several savings plan options for your future.

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