• Director of Infection Control

    Job Locations USA-NY-New York
    Posted Date 5 days ago(8/10/2018 3:08 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Nursing - Leadership
  • 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 28th 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 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

    Job Description

    Director of Infection Control


    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.


    You will:

    • Direct and oversee all operational activities of the Infection Control department to implement evidence based guidelines for infection prevention and safe care at all MSK inpatient and ambulatory sites.
    • Manage and provide direction of the Infection Control Program to ensure effective and efficient operations at MSKCC which comply with federal, state, local, JCAHO, CMS and other regulatory agencies.
    • Maintain departmental needs and resources to assure the provision of quality patient care.
    • Act as a liaison with outside departments to develop infection prevention related portions of their guidelines and policies and regularly reviews issues related to adherence to evidence based guidelines.


    You are:

    • Knowledgeable about business and the marketplace and able to apply this knowledge to advance the organization's
    • A cultivator of innovation who creates and fosters new ways for the organization to be successful.
    • Capable of building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric
    • 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
    • A provider of work directives, delegating responsibilities as necessary and removing obstacles in order to get work done.
    • Consistently achieving results, even under tough
    • Able to hold yourself and others accountable in order to achieve goals and live up to
    • Adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational
    • 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.
    • Eager to foster talent and support people in meeting their career goals and the organization's
    • Focused on creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.
    • Someone with a proven ability to maneuver through complex policy, process and people-related organizational
    • Able to operate effectively, even when things are not clear or the way forward is not
    • Flexible in your approach and demeanor in order to align with the shifting demands of evolving circumstances.


    You have:

    • Advanced degree (M.P.H., M.S.N. M.B.A, etc). plus 2-4 years’ experience; RN preferred
    • Certification in Infection Control required
    • Experience in the field of infection control/epidemiology are the minimum requirements. This position requires the ability to apply broad technical, clinical or professional knowledge and significant job-related experience to function as an internal consultant/researcher and/or assume managerial responsibility in a specialized functional unit of the organization.#LI-TA1


    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.  


    Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.


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