Infection Control Surveillance Manager
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in every 25 patients admitted to acute-care hospitals in the United States each year acquire infections that were not related to the condition for which they were hospitalized. Approximately 1.7 million healthcare-associated infections (HAI) occur in U.S. hospitals each year, resulting in 99,000 deaths and an estimated $20 billion in healthcare costs.
Although the precise causes HAI’s are difficult to identify, experts believe that about a third could be prevented using current recommendations. The goal of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Infection Control program is to provide the safest healthcare environment for our patients by using evidence-based guidelines to prevent HAIs and to engage in clinical and translational research to further the mission of infection prevention among oncology settings.
We are seeking an Infection Control Surveillance Manager to assist with leading our Infection Control Department.
• Provide support required to monitor and maintain the Hospital Infection Control Program.
• Oversee and supervise all surveillance projects within the department.
• Surveillance for SSI/ CLABSI/CAUTI/multidrug-resistant organisms and all other data requirements related to infection surveillance.
• Maintain responsibility for surveillance projects and assignments of surveillance specialists.
• Assure work is completed efficiently, accurately and timely. Educate and train specialists as needed. Assure all regulatory requirements are in compliance.
• Act as administrator for the National Healthcare Surveillance Network(NHSN), a national database for infection data.
• Based on the site-specific risk assessments, develop surveillance indicators for each site.
• A cultivator of innovation who builds and cultivates new ways for the organization to be successful.
• Capable of building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
• A good decision-maker, with proven success at making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
• A provider of work directives, delegating responsibilities as necessary and removing obstacles in order to get work done.
• Building effective teams where team members apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
• Adept at building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives and goals.
• Flexible in your approach and demeanor in order to align with the shifting demands of evolving circumstances.
• Master’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of recent experience in infection control setting.
• Certification in Infection Control required.
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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