Vassar Brothers - Poughkeepsie, NY

Infection preventionist

Job Summary

Infection Preventionist

We are looking for a qualified candidate to step into the role of Infection Preventionist at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York. You will report to the Manager of Infection Prevention and will be a part of the 3 person team within the IP department at this 365 bed hospital.

You will need to have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, along with five years of experience in an acute care setting. An RN license and a CLS or medical technologist is highly preferred. Certification in Infection Prevention and Control is required within 3 years of hire.

About Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Vassar Brothers Medical Center (VBMC) is a 350-bed facility that has served New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley since 1887. Their most recent addition, the stunning Patient Pavilion, includes 294 private patient rooms, 13 surgical suites and a 66-room emergency and trauma center.

As part of Nuvance Health,  VBMC is one of a network of seven hospitals and numerous outpatient facilities throughout the Hudson Valley and across western Connecticut. 

About the town

Poughkeepsie, NY

C-

Public Schools

D-

Housing

C

Good for Familes

C-

Jobs

C+

Cost of Living

A

Outdoor Activities

C-

Crime & Safety

A

Nightlife

A+

Diversity

C+

Weather

B-

Health & Fitness

A

Commute

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scores

Vassar Brothers Medical Center

MeasureThe Hospital’s ScoreWorst Performing HospitalAvg. Performing HospitalBest Performing HospitalData SourceTime Period Covered
Dangerous object left in patient’s body What’s This?0.0000.3590.020.000CMS07/01/2017 – 06/30/2019
Air or gas bubble in the blood What’s This?0.0000.036.00040.000CMS07/01/2017 – 06/30/2019
Patient falls and injuries What’s This?0.5551.7780.420.000CMS07/01/2017 – 06/30/2019
Infection in the blood What’s This?0.4383.4200.810.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey04/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 9/30/2020
Infection in the urinary tract What’s This?0.8802.6440.750.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey04/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 9/30/2020
Surgical site infection after colon surgery What’s This?0.3952.8870.800.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey04/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 9/30/2020
MRSA Infection What’s This?0.3043.0550.840.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey04/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 9/30/2020
C. diff. Infection What’s This?0.7441.9490.540.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey04/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 9/30/2020
Death from treatable serious complications What’s This?149.37206.08159.6795.65CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Harmful Events What’s This?1.273.351.000.60CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Dangerous bed sores What’s This? *1.108.800.580.04CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Collapsed lung What’s This? *0.230.480.230.12CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Falls causing broken hips What’s This? *0.090.160.090.07CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Blood Leakage What’s This? *2.635.582.541.26CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Kidney injury after surgery What’s This? *0.893.451.420.58CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Serious breathing problem What’s This? *6.3617.095.181.66CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Dangerous blood clot What’s This? *4.348.413.611.65CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Sepsis infection after surgery What’s This? *6.069.734.962.31CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Surgical wound splits open What’s This? *0.751.540.860.57CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Accidental cuts and tears What’s This? *1.873.971.210.37CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
* This measure is a part of the Harmful Events Composite and is not used for scoring.

Process measures include the management structures and procedures a hospital has in place to protect patients from errors, accidents, and injuries.

MeasureThe Hospital’s ScoreWorst Performing HospitalAvg. Performing HospitalBest Performing HospitalData SourceTime Period Covered
Doctors order medications through a computer What’s This?100585.771002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Safe medication administration What’s This?100583.25100Imputation Model AppliedNot Applicable
Specially trained doctors care for ICU patients What’s This?100562.821002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Effective leadership to prevent errors What’s This?120.0046.15116.85120.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Staff work together to prevent errors What’s This?120.000.00116.49120.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Enough qualified nurses What’s This?100.0017.6598.16100.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Handwashing What’s This?Not Available1574.361002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Communication with nurses What’s This?897391.1098CMS01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019
Communication with doctors What’s This?888091.0098CMS01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019
Responsiveness of hospital staff What’s This?776084.3894CMS01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019
Communication about medicines What’s This?755377.6692CMS01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019
Communication about discharge What’s This?876786.5196CMS01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019

Hospital Leadership

MEET THE staff

Tina Crotty, SHRM-CP

Senior HR Business Partner

Diane Kantaros, MD, CPE

Chief Quality Officer

Nancy Yi

Talent Acquisition Partner

Official job description

Manager Infection Control & Prevention - Vassar Brothers Medical Center

INFECTION PREVENTION RN 

Purpose: The Infection Control RN, assists the Infection Control Director with the implementation and daily function of the infection prevention and control program by providing education, data generation, and analysis of key quality indicators. This role also serves as the healthcare quality and patient safety subject matter expert and resource by supporting a data driven, performance improvement effort aimed to support quality, performance improvement and patient safety initiatives to achieve top decile performance for quality indicators. Population served based on scope of services in the department.


Education and Experience Requirements:

·Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.

·Minimum five (5) years’ experience in Acute Care nursing.


Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements:

·MS Excel, MS Word, Power Point, Presentation skills.


License, Registration, or Certification Requirements:

·Registered Nurse (RN) License (NY or CT, as required) PREFERRED. Certification in Infection Prevention and Control within 3 years of hire.


About the Hospital: 

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices.  Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations.


Location: Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Work Type: Full-Time

Standard Hours: 40.00

FTE: 1.000000

Work Schedule: DAY 5

Work Shift: This shift will be from 6am to 3pm M-F

Department: Infection Control

Exempt: Yes

Grade: S12

EOE, including disability/vets.We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

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Most frequent questions and answers

Yes. All of our open positions come with some sort of relocation allowance to help with the expenses of relocating. 

Yes. We will prep you for every interview you take. We know what our clients are looking for, so we will let you know what to expect and what experiences and accomplishments you should be sure to communicate to them in an interview.

Yes. If you connect us with another Infection Prevention professional that is interested in this position, and ultimately gets hired – we will send you a $500 referral bonus. 

Of course. We work to get you the highest possibly financial package – and communicate our progress throughout the process. We are financially incentivized to get you the most lucrative offer possible. 

Absolutely. We will review your resume before we submit it to the client to make sure it communicates everything it needs to.

First, everything we offer to our candidates is completely FREE. 

We operate as advisors and consultants for your Infection Prevention career. We’ve recruited in this industry for a long time and understand the profession as well as anyone.

If you decide you’d like us to represent you and apply for a position, the first thing our team will do is examine your resumé closely. We will fix up your resumé to ensure it communicates exactly what our client is looking for – demonstrating not only what you’ve been responsible for in previous Infection Prevention positions, but also how effective you’ve been in those roles. 

We have direct access to the hiring managers in the positions we search on which allows us to present your resumé directly to them, knowing exactly what they want to see in a candidate. We will keep you in the loop when this happens and what their initial feedback is. No more waiting in the dark hoping to hear back from HR.

Because of our relationships with the hiring manager, we have the ability to make a case for them to speak with you. It also allows us to get quick, honest feedback following each interview you have. And we will provide that feedback to you, good or bad.

In addition to preparing your resumé and presenting directly to the hiring manager, we also will prep you for each and every interview. Again, we know what our clients are looking for, so we will let you know what to expect and what experiences and accomplishments you should be sure to communicate to them in an interview.

In terms of the interview process, we’ll work with you and the client to get those scheduled during a time that makes sense for you.

Perhaps the most beneficial piece of being represented by Clutch Recruitment is that we’ll negotiate an offer for you – securing the highest possible offer the client can make. Don’t worry about your salary demands rubbing your future employer the wrong way;  we do all of that for you, ensuring a completely fair offer, without the awkwardness that potentially comes with it. We are financially incentivized to get you the highest possible offer, and we will ensure that happens.

Once you accept an offer, our work doesn’t stop. We’ll be there to talk you through your resignation and prepare you for how to handle a counter offer, along with all other complications that may arise. 

We have a large in house sourcing team that collects information from various databases online including LinkedIn, certification boards, and professional associations. 

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