Infection Control RN, Full time, Days Shifts
The Infection Preventionist directs and coordinates the infection control program in the hospital under the supervision of the IC Manager. The designated person will be given the authority to implement and enforce the Surveillance, Prevention, and Control Program policies, coordinates all infection prevention and control within the hospital and facilitates ongoing monitoring of the effectiveness of prevention and/or control activities and interventions under the supervision of the IC Manager.
As such, the Infection Preventionist responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following activities:
1. Infection prevention and control practice – incorporates into practice effective activities that are specific to the practice setting, the population served, and the continuum of care.
2. Surveillance – uses a systematic approach to monitor the effectiveness of prevention and control strategies that are consistent with the organization’s goals and objectives.
3. Epidemiology – applies epidemiologic principles and statistical methods, including risk stratification and benchmarking, to identify target populations, determine risk factors, design prevention and control strategies, analyze trends, and evaluate processes.
4. Education – serves as an educator and educational resource for healthcare providers, ancillary staff, patients, families and the general public.
5. Consultation – provides expert knowledge and guidance in infection prevention, control and epidemiology.
6. Occupational health – collaborates with occupational health in the development of strategies that address the risk of disease transmission to healthcare providers and ancillary staff.
7. Program administration and evaluation – systematically evaluates the effectiveness of the program appropriate to the practice setting.
8. Fiscal responsibility – practices in a fiscally responsible and accountable manner.
9. Performance improvement – functions as an integral part of performance improvement initiatives to promote positive patient and employee outcomes.
10. Research – conducts, participates, evaluates and/or applies relevant research findings to infection prevention, control and epidemiologic studies, e.g. outbreak/cluster investigations, surveillance findings and others.
Minimum education, training, and background include:
- Current Florida License as RN or Foreign Medical Graduate
- Certification in Infection Control (CIC)
- BSN or BS in health-related field preferred, or in recognition of the current demographics of the field of ICPs without a baccalaureate degree are considered compliant with entry-level educational standards as long as certification is maintained current.
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from American Heart Association
Ability to effectively communicate in writing and orally with all levels of the organization