Infection Preventionist - Interim
New York City, NY 10001 US
Infection Preventionist - Acute Care Hospital
GHR is currently partnered with a medium sized acute care hospital in the NYC metro area seeking an Infection Preventionist for a 13 week contract assignment. This is an opportunity to work within one of the largest hospital health network in the US!
- The Infection Preventionist will be responsible for monitoring infection rates throughout the organization and taking the lead in the hospital’s Infection Prevention program.
- The Infection Preventionist is responsible for monitoring infection rates throughout the organization.
- Will also be responsible for maintaining AND upgrade-tracking methods for surveillance in order to produce meaningful data and outcomes for patients and hospital staff.
- The Infection Preventionist will also be responsible for hospital-wide education related to his or her duties. This position will be available as a resource on infection control topics to staff, patients and the community.
- Monday to Friday dayshift schedule
- 13-week contract with option to extend or transition to permanent employment
- Premium Pay Rates, overtime eligible after 40 hours
- Travel Packages available for candidates outside of a 50-mile radius
- Hourly rates based on experience: $65-80/HR
- Health, Vision and Dental Benefits available
REQUIREMENTS: *Please Read ALL Qualifications prior to applying.
- Knowledge and experience in areas of patient care practices, microbiology, asepsis, disinfection/sterilization, adult education, infectious diseases, communication, program administration and epidemiology.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Microbiology, Public Health or Allied field
- Must be a Member of APIC Professional Group
- CIC certification by the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
- Minimum of two years previous Infection Prevention/Infection Control experience within an acute care hospital is required.
- Minimum of three years experience in an acute care hospital setting with a working knowledge of aseptic techniques and of principles of epidemiology and infectious disease.
- At least one year of bedside education is highly preferred.