Minimum Qualifications *Permanent/Contingent Perm/Provisional Appointment Available*
Permanent: Must currently be in-title or reachable on the Civil Service List for Infection Control Nurse
Transfer: one year of permanent competitive service in a title eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the NYS Civil Service Law.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR PROVISIONAL APPOINTMENT:
Transition: Must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service in a professional nursing title allocated to Grades 15 or higher
Open Competitive: Must be a qualified employee of New York State AND have had two years of permanent competitive or 55-b/c service as a Health Care Surveyor 1 (Nursing), Health Services Nurse, or in a professional nursing title allocated to Grade 16 or higher
Must have a license and current registration to practice as a Registered Nurse in New York State AND have two years of post-licensure clinical nursing experience AND you must meet one of the following requirements:
Either 1. A bachelor’s or master’s degree in nursing, nursing administration, the biological sciences, public health, epidemiology, public administration in a health care area, health care administration, or hospital services administration; OR 2. Two additional years of nursing experience in which 50% of your time was spent in the administration, development, or implementation of an infection control program;
OR 3. A current national certificate in infection control issued by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology. Information on requirements for certification in infection control and epidemiology should be directed to the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc., 555 E. Wells Street, Suite 1100, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212; (414) 918-9796 or email email@example.com. Information can also be found at http://www.cbic.org
Duties Description POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Infection Control Nurse coordinates, directs and provides nursing services so as to equip the facility to comply with, and establish an infection control program.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Develops infection control program policies and procedures that eliminate the risk of infection to consumers, facility personnel and visitors through surveillance and implementation of appropriate control measures.
2. Collaborates with Staff Development & Training to develop and conduct in-service education programs for all personnel to improve the knowledge and practice of infection control and epidemiology.
3. Acts as consultant in infection control for treatment teams and departments by assisting with identification of infection -related problems, planning and making recommendations for care as required.
4. Conducts site visits when needed to monitor and ensure infection control plan of care is adhered to for control of identified or suspected infection.
5. Provide up-to -date infection prevention and control information and guidance to Medical and Nursing staff through attendance and discussion at meetings.
6. Works with the Health and Safety Committee by participating in its meetings.
7. Oversees the Employee Health Program, including new Tuberculosis screening and provision of immunizations as needed.
8. Oversees the annual Employee Influenza Vaccine clinics.
9. Serves as a liaison to the local Departments of Health, area hospitals and Infection Control Committees.
10. Identification of communicable disease cases and outbreaks through surveillance activities and monitoring of community-wide disease activity. Establish working case definition and develop infection control intervention.
11. Attends Safe Patient Handling Committee, and department meetings.
12. Assists in making nursing policies and procedures.
13. Travel required
14. Performs related duties as assigned by the NA1-ICN and Nursing Program Coordinator.
Additional Comments *Posted salary is Hiring Rate of $59,671 with additional annual Geographic pay of $12,871 and location pay of $3,026. These additional annual payments have also been added to the Job Rate of $75,785
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