Occ. Code 5556400
SUPERVISOR COMMUNICABLE AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL,
New York State Department of Civil Service
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The Supervisor Communicable and Infectious Disease Control manages the control and tracking of infectious diseases in the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS). The incumbent organizes and implements a system to monitor compliance with Departmental policy regarding evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of cases of infectious disease.
This position is classified at DOCCS.
SUPERVISOR COMMUNICABLE AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL: one position class; supervisory level; manages the Infection Control Unit and promotes communication and cooperation between groups concerned with infection control both inside and outside of the Health Services Division.
Infection Control Nurses are registered professional nurses who administer the infection control program and related activities in a hospital, intermediate care facility, or clinical setting where physical and/or mental health care is provided.
Monitors the incidence and prevalence of tuberculosis by maintaining a Central Office registry of confirmed and suspect cases.
· Correlates list with the Department of Healths (DOH) Central Office tuberculosis registry every month.
· Coordinates contact investigations for each active case of tuberculosis.
· Produces a summary report for each contact investigation.
· Coordinates Departmental contact investigations with the activities of State and county DOH staff.
· Collaborates with State and county DOH staff to investigate each case of tuberculosis disease occurring within the Department.
· Coordinates and monitors tuberculin skin testing of inmates and staff.
· Periodically analyzes and reports on the progress and results of this testing.
· Reports unusual incidences of tuberculosis disease or skin test conversion to the Assistant Commissioner.
· Creates and manages a tracking system to ensure continuous therapy and follow-up for patients under treatment for tuberculosis disease.
· Implements, coordinates, and maintains an effective system to ensure continuity of care for patients with an infectious disease returning to the community from DOCCS system of care.
· Assists in the maintenance of the HIV infection surveillance system.
· Works with administrative staff of the Division of Health Services to collect and analyze HIV surveillance data.
· Coordinates preventive measures against the transmission of blood-borne infections, including education of staff and inmates against Hepatitis B virus.
· Maintains a database on activities of deployed Blood Exposure Response Teams.
· Detects, analyzes, and corrects problems in the infection control system.
· Makes written recommendations to the Assistant Commissioner regarding the establishment or modification of Departmental or Divisional policies relating to infection control.
Manages the Infection Control Unit.
Participates in the development of forms and policies to improve the communication of information needed for infection control.
Promotion: one year of permanent competitive service as a Nurse Administrator 1; or two years of permanent competitive service as an Infection Control Nurse.
NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe. Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class. The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written. Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.