Infection Preventionist RN - Potsdam, New York United States - 35859



JOB DESCRIPTION

Job #: 35859
Title: Infection Preventionist RN
Job Location: Potsdam, New York - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: $70,000.00 - $75,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: Yes

WHY IS THIS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY?


The commercial core of the Village of Potsdam blends historic structures with 21st Century education offerings, serving as a hub for commerce, higher education, health care, and the arts

Potsdam is located in St. Lawrence County, New York and was founded in 1806 and was the site of both the St. Laswrence Academy (Now SUNY Potsdam) and Clarkson University. 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Infection Preventionist is responsible for the development and coordination of an effective hospital-wide program for surveillance, prevention, and control of infection. This individual assures on-going review and analysis of hospital-acquired infections, data, risk factors, and special studies; and monitors and controls infections hospital-wide. 

 

Required: Current NYS RN License, Bachelors of Science
Degree in Nursing or Healthcare; minimum of 3 to 5 years of previous health
care experience Preferred: Experience working in a role associated with
Infection Prevention; Master's degree in Nursing, CIC

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Certification:

  • Required: Associate’s
    in Applied Science or diploma program in Nursing.

  • Preferred: Bachelor of Science in nursing

  • Required: Current RN license in New York State

  • Preferred: 
    Board Certified in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC)

 

Work Experience:


  • Required:  3-5 years’ experience working in acute care

  • Preferred: 
    Work experience related to Infection Prevention activities

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities/ Essential Job Functions:


  • Strong analytic, data management and computer
    skills. 

  • Knowledge of best practice as it relates to
    Infection Prevention management. 

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
    with multi-disciplines, medical staff and peers. 

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities. 

  • Ability to work independently without direct
    supervision. 

  • Ability to provide education related to
    Infection Prevention to licensed and non-licensed staff.

  • Must hold a valid Driver’s License and have a
    driving record in Good Standing

Education:
University - Associate's Degree/Graduate Diploma/2 Years

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