Infection Control Nurse (RN)
Req #: 39379
Full Time
Shift: Days
Infection Control
United Health Services Hospitals
Johnson City, NY
Weekly hours: 40

Facility & Department: United Health Services Infection Control Department
Location: Johnson City, NY
Shift: Days, 7 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Hours per Week: 40
Salary Range: Depends on experience


United Health Services is seeking a registered nurse to join our Infection Control Department in Johnson City. This department plays an invaluable role in keeping our patients, employees, and visitors safe when it comes to preventing infection and the spread of disease. In this position, you will work on the prevention, surveillance, and control of infections, using your nursing experience and skillset. Our collaborative Infection Control Department has been instrumental in helping to manage the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dedicated to staff career development, United Health Services offers a robust Clinical Ladder Program for RNs to progress through internal, upward career paths. Nurses at United Health Services actively participate in our Nursing Shared Governance Model and Unit Councils to ensure nursing teams are aligned and innovative when it comes to delivering coordinated, patient-centered care. Employees can also take advantage of competitive benefits, paid time off, free and extensive online training curriculum, tuition reimbursement, wellness programs, and more.


Infection Control Nurse Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct infection surveillance activities per regulatory standards, including identification of nosocomial infections, clusters, and outbreaks and implement infection control measures
  • Collaborate with health regulatory agencies to report communicable diseases and provide follow up as required
  • Maintain accurate, confidential records
  • Assist in educating employees, patients, and families regarding communicable diseases and infection prevention
  • Collaborate with admissions and other departments to ensure patient isolation requirements are met and provide information and advice to nurses, providers, and other hospital personnel regarding proper implementation of isolation procedures
  • Participate, as needed, on hospital committees and taskforces that related to infection prevention activities and initiatives
  • Demonstrate alignment with United Health Services’ commitment to provide exceptional, patient-centered care and uphold our Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation

Position Qualifications

Required:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS) degree with five years of clinical or infection prevention experience
  • Current New York State Registered Nurse License or eligibility

Preferred:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree with at least three years of clinical or infection prevention experience
  • Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC)

Req: #39379

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While you’re making a difference in the health and well-being of our patients and communities, United Health Services takes care of you. We are proud to be able to offer our employees and providers a comprehensive benefits package that supports their needs today and for the future with a competitive retirement plan; comprehensive health, dental, vision and health savings and spending accounts; wellness programs that empower our employees to stay healthy and balance work and life goals; group life and disability options; and a generous paid time off (PTO) program. On top of that, we invest in you by offering tuition reimbursement and other programs designed to help you grow your career. The majority of these benefits are available to you for working at least 24 hours per week.

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