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ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR INFECTION CONTROL

BRONX, NY, US


The Associate Director of Infection Prevention and Control maintains the standards of practice for Infection Prevention as defined by the program’s Standard Operating Procedures for Infection Prevention, and as defined by regulatory agencies and national standards.This position is accountable with the Director and other Associate Directors for the overall management activities for the Medical Center infection prevention and control program at all sites, which includes assistance with supervision of the Infection Prevention and Control staff, and will have a leadership role for designated special projects to ensure quality care and patient safety. This includes responsibility for the development, management, oversight and implementation of processes and procedures for high level disinfection and sterilization for hospital based and ambulatory care sites. Accountable with the Director, the Infection Prevention Committee Chairman, and Committee members in a shared governance model to plan, develop, implement and evaluate outcomes of the Infection Prevention and Control Program.Partners with the Hospital Epidemiologist, Director of Infection Prevention, and other Associate Directors in setting standards and priorities based on evidence-based literature and guidelines, evaluating compliance with policies and practices, and leading/coaching the performance improvement efforts associated with the prevention and control of hospital acquired infections and infectious exposures. Consults, advises and informs Hospital Epidemiologist/Director of Infection Prevention concerning administrative or other department/program issues, needs and problems. Under the direction of the Hospital Epidemiologist, participates in regional and national collaboratives and academic societies, utilizes and initiates research to improve departmental functions and patient safety, and assists with design and implementation of informatics and technology infrastructure required to improve institutional access and feedback of infection-related data.

 

Education/Skills:

 

-Masters degree in a heath-related field and Infection control certification preferred at time of employment. Certification in area of specialty to be obtained in a reasonable period of time and maintained during employment.

-Professional Registered Nurse license and current registration to practice in New York State or equivalent licensure for  applicable non-nursing candidates.
-Infection Control, hospital epidemiology or related experience required. -Documented commitment to continuing professional development.

 

Clinical Information System (CIS)
-Ability to work independently and as part of a team
-Excellent problem solving, communication and presentation skills 
-Experience working with performance improvement tools and methods, such as PDSA, LEAN techniques, and High Reliability Organizations preferred
-Clinical Practice experience is required.  
-Experience in qualitative/quantitative methods and health policy is required.
-Expert knowledge of regulatory requirements, including but not limited to TJC, CMS COPs, AAMI standards, AORN standards, etc;  associated with high level disinfection and sterilization processes. 
-Experience in leading the full continuum, including the inpatient and outpatient environments, as well as medical and nursing education (including residents) is preferred.  
-Excellent leadership, communication, presentation skills and the ability to influence required.  

 

Department: Infection Prevention and Control Bargaining Unit: Non Union Campus: MOSES  Employment Status: Regular Full-Time Address: 3341 Steuben Avenue, Bronx
Shift: Day Scheduled Hours: 8:30 AM-5 PM Req ID: 175262 

 

Montefiore is an equal employment opportunity employer. Montefiore will recruit, hire, train, transfer, promote, layoff and discharge associates in all job classifications without regard to their race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, gender, actual or presumed disability, history of disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, pregnancy, military status, marital status, or partnership status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

 

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Mission:
To heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve.

Vision:
To be a premier academic medical center that transforms health and enriches lives.

Values
Define our philosophy of care, they shape our actions and motivate and inspire us to pursue excellence and achieve the goals we have set forth for the future. Our values include:

  • Humanity
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork
  • Diversity
  • Equity