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RN INFECTION PREVENTION - Naples, FL - Infection Control

Company: Physicians Regional - Pine Ridge
Location: Naples
Posted on: September 23, 2022

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RN INFECTION PREVENTION - Naples, FLJob Description

Come grow with us! Physicians Regional is a customer-service focused company with an emphasis on patient care and teamwork. We are looking for an Infection Preventionist that shares those goals. Promotion and application of infection control measures to prevent and/or control infections among patients and employees. Facilitates compliance with requirements of Joint Commission (TJC), Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), Association for Professionals in Infection Prevention and Epidemiology (APIC), and the Florida Department of Public Health. INDPRCome grow with us! Physicians Regional is a customer-service focused company with an emphasis on patient care and teamwork. We are looking for an Infection Preventionist that shares those goals.

  • Promotion and application of infection control measures to prevent and/or control infections among patients and employees. Facilitates compliance with requirements of Joint Commission (TJC), Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), Association for Professionals in Infection Prevention and Epidemiology (APIC), and the Florida Department of Public Health.
  • The Infection Preventionist will assist in the on-going surveillance, data analysis, and reporting of healthcare associated infections utilizing evidence-based national and state guidelines. Under the guidance of department leadership, provides concurrent analytical interpretation of data and investigates outbreaks as necessary, and works collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams as needed to develop, implement and assess risk-reduction plans for preventing healthcare associated infections.
  • In addition to collecting data from specialty areas, and incidences such as devices used in patient care (ventilators, central lines, Foley catheters), MDRO, and epidemiological studies of specific problems, this IP will also conduct concurrent, ongoing surveillance using NHSN/CDC criteria, and will investigate hospital acquired infections through reviewing admission diagnoses, microbiology culture results, patient records, autopsy findings and post- discharge surveillance.
  • In the absence of department leadership the IP will represent the department at specified meetings or other events as assigned. Works independently with minimum supervision.
  • Able to present Infection Prevention data to groups and committees using both clinical and layman's language and interpretation.--
    • The IP should be a highly energetic individual who demonstrates a desire to develop and implement the infection prevention and control program. The IP is able to plan and conduct staff training and has a working knowledge of nursing practice and theory. The IP should have excellent written and oral communication skills, display leadership and creativity, possess time management skills, and have extensive presentation experience. The IP should be adaptable and flexible in order to meet a wide range of service needs. The IP will be highly collaborative and professional when working with all departments and service lines.Education: Graduate of a Baccalaureate Degree in a Healthcare related field with knowledge of Hospital Epidemiology principles and Infection Prevention. Previous experience in Infection Prevention required. Experience: Minimum 5 year Clinical Hospital experience or Clinical Hospital Laboratory experience in the Microbiology Department. Knowledge of computer programs Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Experience with surveillance software desired.Licenses/Certificates: Current Florida Registered Professional Nurse License or Certification in Medical Technology by American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Certification in Infection Control (CBIC) is preferred.INDPR

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