DUTIES: Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors. The Department of Infection Control and Epidemiology at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Senior Staff Assistant. As an essential part of the hospital infection control team, the senior staff assistant will be responsible for assisting with daily operational and reporting needs. The senior staff assistant will respond to routine inquiries and requests, solving administrative problems, assisting in preparing for regulatory visits, and performing special projects and assignments. The successful candidate will be: - Responsible for all purchasing and payment transactions for the Department. - Responsible for equipment maintenance and repairs and maintain adequate levels of office supplies. - Screen and review the infection control program directors incoming telephone cells, verbal inquiries and request. On behalf of the program director, will respond to routine inquiries and requests and solve any administrative staff, Department heads and hospital staff. - Assist the infection control program director in preparing for regulatory inspections. This involves frequent interaction with other administrative staff, department heads and hosptial staff. - Performs special projects and assignments as requested by the hospital epidemiologist and infection control program director. This may include obtaining information from various hospital departments, outside agencies or other health care institutions as well as ensuring the execution of library searches for the review of subject specific literature. - Responsible for collecting and submitting denominator data on a monthly basis to NHSN. - Responsible for reporting notifiable diseases to the New York City Department of Health through Reporting Central. - Update and distribute infection control policies for review at the control committee meetings. - Troubleshoot issues, comments, complaints regarding Biovigil utilization and functioning, including generation of keys, distributions of badges, weekly reporting of hand hygiene reports. - Responsible for organizing, managing and maintaining daily calendars and ling range schedules for the infections control program director. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: - Ability to work independently, take appropriate initiative as needed and follow directions. - Strong interpersonal communications skills. - Excellent written and oral communications skills. - Experience in Office Outlook and Microsoft Office Suite. - Bachelor's Degree preferred. Additional Info: *Please ensure you include the 5-digit Line Number and Job Title in the subject line of your email submission. Hours of work: 9:00AM - 5:00PM. Days of week: Monday-Friday.Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.