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Job Title: Hospital-Acquired Infection (HAI) Reporting Specialist
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Organization: New York County Health Services Review Organization
Posted: 9/18/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Syracuse,  NY   
Position Description: Provide educational opportunities to healthcare facilities in an assigned region that enhance understanding of HAI reporting requirements including: National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) definitions and surveillance methods, data entry, data analysis, and publically reported infection rates; Monitor the timeliness and completeness of healthcare facility reporting; Conduct healthcare facility audits (chart reviews) to evaluate the accuracy of reporting and provide recommendations to improve the accuracy of data reported as needed. Monitor trends in HAI rates at healthcare facilities and assist facilities with reducing repeatedly high or unusually low rates and serve as a resource to facilities on best practices for quality improvement and patient safety. Collaborate and support clinical and epidemiologic surveillance projects, studies, and investigations; Establish partnerships with local/regional APIC chapters and hospital associations; Monitor the implementation and evaluate effectiveness of recommendations; Analyze data and write reports; Attend NYS DOH meetings and conference calls; Coordinate and support planning activities related to emerging infectious diseases (e.g. Ebola virus disease, enterovirus D68, MERS, legionella and Zika virus); Develop guidelines, educational tools, evaluation tools, etc. Provide training and education using various modalities (presentations, webinars, lectures, etc.)

Qualifications: Two years of hands-on infection control experience, familiarity with NHSN, APIC member, CIC; OR A current NYS licensed and registered nurse with Certification in Infection Control (CIC) and a minimum of two (2) years CIC experience; OR a current NYS licensed and registered nurse with a minimum of three (3) years of infection control or communicable disease experience.

Organization Description: NYCHSRO was founded as a 501 (c) (3) not- for-profit corporation in 1974. In 2019, NYCHSRO is observing its 45th year of continuous active service in medical review in New York State. NYCHSRO’s mission is to provide health care assessment services that assist clients in improving the appropriateness, quality, and cost-effectiveness of health care. NYCHSRO has worked with the NYS DOH for more than 15 years.

Closing Date: 11/30/2019
Desired Starting Date: 10/1/2019
Contact Name: Harriet Starr,  Vice President, Government Contracts
Contact Location: 199 Water Street
27th Floor
New York   NY  10038
United States
Contact Location: 199 Water Street
  27th Floor
  New York   NY  10038
  United States
Contact Phone: 212-897-6075 
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How to Apply: Please send resume and salary requirements to contact.

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