Infection Preventionist – Patient Safety – Celebration in Celebration, FL at Adventist Health System

Date Posted: 10/10/2018

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    Florida Hospital

Job Description

Infection Preventionist – Patient Safety – Celebration

Florida Hospital Celebration seeks to hire an Infection Preventionist who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Facility Profile:

Established in 1997 and now a 203-bed hospital, Florida Hospital Celebration Health was designed as a Mediterranean resort-style facility to serve as a cornerstone of health in Disney’s planned community of Celebration, Florida. The hospital consistently delivers a state-of-the-art healing environment to residents of Osceola, Orange, Polk and Lake Counties, as well as to visitors from across the United States and the world. All within a 'living laboratory' of groundbreaking, research-driven clinical solutions that integrate mind, body and spirit in the defeat of illness and disease.

Work Hours/Shifts:

Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Job Summary:

Direct interventions that protects patients from health care-associated infections clinical and other settings. Conducts compliance audits to determine measures of success. Participates in projects and special programs relating to infection prevention. Serves as catalyst for change, actively involved in change management development for infection prevention. Assists with development, implementation and evaluation of the multi-disciplinary program for surveillance, prevention and control of infections at Florida Hospital. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:

  • Leadership in Infection Prevention, Patient Safety, and Quality Improvement
  • Knowledge of continuous process improvement principles
  • Good interpersonal skills and can communicate with staff at all levels-executive, management, and staff – both written and verbally
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented, with good organizational skills, follow-up, and analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Conduct oneself professionally, maintaining confidence, confidentiality, and objectivity Basic computer skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Graduate of school of nursing, medical technology, public health, or another healthcare-related field
  • Bachelor’s degree in healthcare field (preferred)
  • At least 1 year of clinical experience in an area such as nursing, laboratory, respiratory therapy, etc (preferred)

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:

  • Certification in Infection Control or CIC eligible, (highly preferred)
  • Current, valid license as a registered professional nurse, medical technologist, respiratory therapist, or other clinical area (preferred)

Job Responsibilities:

Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program

  • Integrates clinical findings, laboratory results and other diagnostic tests to determine the presence of infections utilizing the criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control, National Health and Safety Network HIPAC/SHEA
  • Identifies need for infection prevention measures in high risk patients based on risk assessment and assists with coordination and implementation of control measures based on patient’s age and diagnosis specific needs)
  • Assesses clusters of microorganisms and conducts an epidemiological investigation of health care associated outbreaks including implementation of control measures
  • Utilizes threshold data for the assessment of unit specific/service specific infection rates and informs the assistant director of any potential problems)
  • Identifies possible employee exposure to communicable diseases. Communicates with Employee Clinic and collaborates to assure thorough follow-up. Conducts surveillance as assigned utilizing the tools and data best suited for the task
  • Applies analytical quantitative tools to data. Displays aggregated data in control chart format or run chart as applicable. Provides meaningful interpretation of data to customer)
  • Collaborate with appropriate departments/services, staff members, physicians when appropriate. Participates in Process Improvement teams as needed
  • Assists in the development of infection control related policies, procedures and educational programs to comply with local, state, federal regulations, TJC/AOA standards and CDC/HICPAC/SHEA guidelines and disseminates pertinent information as appropriate

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Infection Preventionist opportunity with Florida Hospital Celebration and apply online today.

Job Keywords:

Infection, Prevention, Celebration, Nursing

Position Location:  Celebration
Job:  Nursing
Organization:  Florida Hospital
Primary Location:  US-FL-Celebration
Schedule:  Full-time
Shift:  Day
Job Level:  Staff / Associate
Education Level:  Associate's Degree
Travel:  No
Job Posting:  Oct 10, 2018, 10:51:38 AM

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