Program Director, Infection Prevention

Mather Hospital | Port Jefferson, New York 11777

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: September 11, 2020
Opportunity Code: 26480


Just a short drive from NYC, join a Magnet-designated hospital in Long Island as the new Program Director, Infection Prevention

The Position

  • The Program Director for Infection Prevention for Mather Hospital will report to the Vice President of Quality Management and oversees all activities/initiatives related to infection prevention & control
  • Establish goals and planning centered on evidence-based practices that will minimize the spread of infection and comply with regulatory standards of proper sterilization, hygiene and disinfection
  • Focus on partnering with physicians, serving as a visible resource to clinical staff and providing on-call support in the event infection control issues arise
  • Master's degree required; Must have either a BSN or MSN degree to be considered
  • 5+ years of Infection Prevention leadership experience in a healthcare/hospital setting required
  • CBIC, CIC or similar certification preferred

The Organization

  • Mather Hospital, a member of Northwell Health, is an accredited 248-bed, non-profit community teaching hospital 
  • Mather Hospital earned its 15th top ‘A’ rating from The Leapfrog Group for its efforts in protecting patients and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.
  • One of only 471 hospitals worldwide to be recognized as a Magnet® designated hospital, Mather Hospital solidified its position as a leader in nursing excellence by earning this recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2013, and again in 2018
  • Mather was listed 21st out of almost 250 hospitals in New York State in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals rankings

The Community

  • Port Jefferson lies on the North Shore of Long Island in New York state, roughly 1.5 hours from New York City by car
  • Today, Port Jefferson is widely known as a popular tourist spot in Suffolk County, as well as a transport hub thanks to the Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Company, which takes hundreds of passengers to and from Connecticut each day
  • What makes Port Jefferson so popular is not just its beautiful waterfront views, but also the accessibility of the shops, restaurants, and resources in the town
  • It is home to Long Island’s premiere hands-on constructivist science museum for children, and it also has lots of areas to explore and outdoor activities for kids
  • Port Jeff is busiest in the summer, but it also draws many tourists for unique events like the Charles Dickens Festival, which is held every December



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