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Infection Control Coord

Facility: St Catherine of Siena Med Ctr Location: Smithtown, NY Department: Infection Control Category: Nursing / Nursing Leadership Schedule: Full Time, Variable Shifts, Variable Days Shift: Varied hours Hours: 8am-4pm,flexible to the needs of the department ReqNum: 1565380-5000 DUTIES: It is the responsibility of the Infection Control Coordinator to investigate suspect infections. Under the direction of the Nursing Director for Infection Control, the incumbent will ensure that appropriate techniques for infection control are met. Incumbent will identify the need for in-service education programs, and conducts programs such programs as needed. QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or equivalency diploma required. Bachelors degree in Nursing required, Masters degree in Nursing preferred. Certification in Infection Control preferred/requirement to obtain within three years of employment. Knowledge and understanding of Federal, State and Local Regulatory Agency infection control requirements. Minimum five years progressive clinical nursing practice in a hospital setting, including infection control required. General medical/surgical patient care required, specialty desirable. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess a current and valid New York State Registered Nurse license. Knowledge of Hospital Information System preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
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