Infection Preventionist

Employer
Lee Health
Location
Fort Myers, Florida
Posted
Jun 20, 2022
Specialty
Infectious Disease
Position Type
Permanent
Location: Lee Health
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Department: Infection Control
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Workdays/Nights:

2776 Cleveland Ave

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Shift: Shift 1
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8:00:00 AM to 4:30:00 PM

Fort Myers,FL33901
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Work Type: Full Time
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Exempt: Yes

Job Summary

Summary:

Performs a leadership role at her/his respective campus in providing an active, effective hospital-wide Infection Prevention Program that consists of surveillance, prevention and control of healthcare associated infections under the direction of the System Director of Quality and Clinical Standardization. Presents all Infection related critical information and statistics at Campus Leadership Morning Huddle. Works directly with Campus dyad leadership for campus infection related items. Collaborates as a team member when representing Infection Prevention activities and while working with other professional disciplines to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes. Supports and is a role model for the organization vision and mission. This position uses knowledge of patients age and cultural diversity in the provision of patient care. Works independently and with new technology to analyze surveillance findings and trends and researches evidence-based interventional strategies to address areas needing improvement. Co-leads Clinical Consensus workgroups with physicians leads. Develops and presents educational programs designed to change caregiver practices based on surveillance findings and evidence-based protocols. Independently takes off-hours call for Lee Health concerning Epidemiology/Infection Prevention. Serves on select hospital and/or system committees/task forces to provide effective infection prevention-related input for policy and procedure development or practice improvement. Provides input into the annual Infection Prevention Plan and assists in developing departmental priorities. Works in collaboration with the Infection Prevention Medical Director on projects and patient safety work plans. Educates staff at the elbow for all issues regarding Infection prevention and educates and serves as a resource for patients and families.

Job Requirements

Responsibilities:

Educational Requirements

Degree/Diploma Obtained Program of Study Required/
Preferred
and/or Bachelor's Nursing Required

Additional Requirements

Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing with a BSN or alternatively, must have B.S. or M.S. in a health care related field such as Microbiology, Medical Technology, Epidemiology/Public Health, etc. At time of hire/promotion, may be considered with current Certification in Infection Control (CIC).

Experience Requirements

Minimum Years Required Area of Experience Required/
Preferred
and/or 3 Years Required

Additional Requirements

Has a minimum of three (3) years previous experience in staff nursing or health care related field. The IP must be knowledgeable in patient care practices and/or adult education principles. Has the ability to work with persons of varying education and cultural backgrounds. Experience in critical care nursing is highly desirable.

State of Florida Licensure Requirements

Licenses Required/
Preferred
and/or Registered Nurse License Preferred
Holds current RN licensure or professional license as appropriate for their educational background.

Certifications/Registration Requirements

Certificates/Registrations Required/
Preferred
and/or

Additional Requirements

Will attend a recognized training course (CDC/APIC) in Infection Prevention/Hospital Epidemiology or alternatively, must have and maintain current Certification in Infection Control (CIC). IP will obtain Certification in Infection Control (CIC) within three (3) years of hire into the position. IP will attend State, Regional or National Infection Prevention conferences as System resources permit. Must obtain Certification in Infection Control (CIC) within 3 years of hire into the position.

Other Requirements

Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills, excellent customer service skills, and computer and statistical skills necessary for data analysis.

US:FL:Fort Myers

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