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The Department of Infection Control/Epidemiology at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University and University Hospital of Brooklyn is seeking a full time Director of Infection Control/Epidemiology. The successful candidate will:
Oversee the hospital’s infection prevention and control program to ensure that guidelines and practices are current and appropriate and that clinical surveillance activities are rigorous and effective.
Provide expertise and support to the clinical departments and environmental and facilities services to support safe practices consistent with national standards.
Coordinate hospital-acquired infection reporting.
Prepare monitoring tools and reports and analyze data to ensure continuous improvement in the hospital’s infection prevention and control.
In consultation with the hospital epidemiologist and the AVP for QRRS, develop the agenda for the hospital’s infection control committee meeting.
Conduct in-service education programs for hospital staff.
Develop, review and implement infection control policies.
A minimum of a Master’s degree in nursing, epidemiology or related field.
Certification in Infection Control (CIC) within 2-years of hire.
5-years of hospital infection prevention and control experience.
Excellent communication skills.
Excellent computer skills, including word, excel, PowerPoint and graphs and tables.
Certification in Infection Control (CIC).
Supervisory experience in infection prevention and control.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.
Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A generous benefits package is included as a New York State employee.
Internal Number: 492449
About SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University / University Hospital of Brooklyn
Formally known as The State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, but better known to our patients and Brooklyn neighbors as SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, we are older than the Brooklyn Bridge. We trace our roots back to 1860, when a school of medicine was founded at the Long Island College Hospital. The new college’s faculty revolutionized medical education in this country by bringing the teaching of medicine to the hospital bedside, thus rejecting the idea that physicians should be trained exclusively in university lecture halls.
Today, SUNY Downstate is one of the nation's leading urban medical centers. SUNY Downstate comprises a College of Medicine, School of Health Professions, College of Nursing, School of Graduate Studies, School of Public Health, and University Hospital of Brooklyn.