Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Infection Control Practitioner (Registered Nurse) in New York, New York

Infection Control Practitioner (Registered Nurse)

Job Posting Number: 11309

Nursing – Other

New York,NY

November 29, 2016

Company Overview:

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.

For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2016.We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description:

We are looking for an Infection Control Practitioner to conduct regular and routine monitoring of nursing units to assess patients’ need for precautions against infectious diseases.

You are:

*A good decision-maker, with proven success at making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

*Able to work effectively in an environment notable for complex, sometimes contradictory information.

*Adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

*Effective at gaining the support and commitment of others by engaging them around your point of view and priorities.

*Flexible in your approach and demeanor in order to align with the shifting demands of evolving circumstances.

You will:

*Review daily admissions and transfers for infectious diagnosis

*Review all positive cultures and other laboratory results to identify the need for precautions, interventions and follow-up

*Investigate clusters of infectious disease to identify source of infections

*Observe clinical practice of physicians, nurses and other staff to aide in the identification of outbreak causes

*Identify potential staff training needs to ensure compliance and understanding of precautions and staff use of patient care equipment

*Conduct routine environmental checks

*Ensure new equipment meets standards for infection control

Hours: full-time 8 hour days Monday – Friday with possible weekends at high needs times (flu season or during other outbreaks)

You need:

*NYS RN license/registration

*BSN required

*MSN preferred

*Infection Control certification preferred

*Minimum of 5 years of clinical experience required with a minimum of 1 year of hospital epidemiology preferred

For more information regarding Nursing at MSK, please visit Nursing at MSK at https://www.mskcc.org/departments/nursing-department .

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Closing:

MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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