Infection Control Specialist – Patient Safety – Winter Park
February 22, 2018
Infection Preventionist – Patient Safety – Winter Park
Florida Hospital Winter Park seeks to hire an Infection Preventionist who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Nestled among the oak-shaded, brick-paved streets of one of the most picturesque hometowns in the country, Winter Park Memorial Hospital has continuously served the residents of Winter Park and its surrounding communities for more than 50 years. Chartered in 1951, the hospital has grown from the visionary efforts of a handful of Winter Park residents and community leaders, to a 307-bed acute care facility that is a model of community health and wellness. Over the years the hospital has continually expanded to meet the needs of the community, adding an upscale obstetrics and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at The Dr. P. Phillips Baby Place, cancer care at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, Winter Park, and state-of-the-art surgery, recovery and rehabilitation at the Florida Hospital Orthopaedic Institute. Together with the community we serve, we're building a model of community health and wellness for generations to come.
Monday – Friday; 7:30am – 4:00pm
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.
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
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 Winter Park and apply online today.
Infection prevention, Winter Park, Orlando, orange
Internal Number: 1455257
About Florida Hospital
Florida Hospital is dedicated to improving lives not only in Central Florida, but also around the world. As a destination hospital, we are committed to serving the health care needs of our patients with a holistic approach to heal the mind, body and spirit. We strive to be the hospital of choice for patients, physicians and employees. Over the last 100 years, Florida Hospital’s mission remains unchanged: to extend the healing ministry of Christ.