RN Infection Prevention - Infection Control
Company: Physicians Regional - Pine Ridge
Posted on: January 20, 2023
RN Infection PreventionJob Description
It's an exciting time for Physicians Regional Healthcare System! We
are a growing health care system known for our cardiac and
orthopedic programs. As a Infection Preventionist you'll help to
support our team to be the healthcare system of choice to deliver
and receive care. Spend your working hours in beautiful Naples, FL
with us. We can't wait to have you join our team, your second
Assists the Infection Control/Prevention Director in the promotion
and application of infection control measures to prevent and/or
control infections among patients and employees.
Facilitates compliance with requirements of Joint Commission,
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 Department of Public
The Infection Preventionist will assist in the on-going
surveillance, data analysis, and reporting of healthcare associated
infections utilizing evidence-based national and state
Under the guidance of the System Director of Infection Prevention,
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
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 the Program Director, represents the department
at specified meetings or other events as assigned.
Works independently with minimum supervision: To provide excellence
in employee and patient care, under the direct supervision of the
Infection Control Director (System).
The job duties include:
* Demonstrate good judgment and acceptable practice
* Establish priorities, handle multitasks and take initiative
* Function efficiently and safely under stress
* Carry out assignments with little supervision
* Adjusts work schedule to meet department needs Performs other
duties as assigned by the System Director of Infection Prevention
Graduate of a Baccalaureate Degree in a Healthcare related field
with knowledge of Hospital Epidemiology principles and Infection
Previous experience in Infection Prevention required. Knowledge of
computer programs Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Able to present Infection Prevention data to groups and committees
using both clinical and layman's language and interpretation.
Minimum 5 year Clinical Hospital experience or Clinical Hospital
Laboratory experience in the Microbiology Department, or public
Current Florida Registered Professional Nurse License or
Certification in Medical Technology by American Society of Clinical
Certification in Infection Control (CBIC) is required within 3
years of employment.
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