We are: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 2 million 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. These infections result in about 100,000 deaths and add between $4.5 billion and $5.7 billion to patient care costs every year. Although the precise causes of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are difficult to identify, experts believe that about one-third could be prevented using current recommendations. The goal of Memorial Sloan Ketterings Infection Control program is to provide the safest healthcare environment for our patients by using existing guidelines to prevent HAIs and to engage in research to further the mission of infection prevention.
We are seeking a Surveillance Specialist for our Hospital Infection Control Program .
You will: Provide support required to monitor and maintain the Hospital Infection Control Program. Oversee, facilitate, and participate actively in the collection of data through chart review, and other institutional data sources. Collect and analyze data from various sources within the hospital on Surgical Site Infections, Central venous catheter infections, and other State mandated initiatives, or as needed for department operations. Conduct rounds on assigned nursing inpatient units and ambulatory sites to observe practices of appropriate precautionary procedures (e.g. Isolation sign in place; people entering room are wearing appropriate protective equipment, procedures etc.). Ensure timely compilation of data such as from chart reviews, query of data sources, and infection control and hospital database systems. Report data and project results to Hospital Infection Prevention and Control Committee using PowerPoint and other relevant audio/visual tools. Conducts research and literature review on assigned study.
You need: Bachelor's in Science or other Health field with at least 2 years of recent experience in clinical setting. MPH, or Master's in Industrial Hygiene preferred. Certified Infection Control credentials preferred. Strong oral and written communication skills. Excellent attention to detail. Experience with statistics and data.
Internal Number: 2019-35426
About Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.