At Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, Magnet Award recognition places our nursing staff in the top 3% in the nation. Year after year, our community-owned regional medical center and leading acute care hospital is named by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America's Best Hospitals”, ranking above all other Florida institutions in several specialties. These awards combined with our supportive team environment help to ensure your success!
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To ensure our continued success and outstanding quality, Sarasota Memorial is committed to hiring the most talented team members. We constantly strive to find the most talented staff to help deliver excellence. Currently, we are seeking an experienced:
Infection Preventionist - (Job ID: 414901)
Provides education and consultation to staff regarding policies and practices related to infection prevention and control. Performs specialized surveillance including investigation and analysis of infections to identify opportunities for improving processes that reduce the risk for hospital acquired infections. Responsible for the ensuring that Infection Control processes and policies are effectively implemented within the health care system. Maintains competence at an advanced level of practice and uses expertise to serve as a resource person for staff, administrators, physicians and surgeons on infection prevention and control issues.
Bachelor’s degree in nursing or related field is required. Four (4) years of relevant infection control work experience will substitute on a year for year basis for the required degree. Current Florida Registered Nurse licensure is required. Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in infection prevention and control is required. Certified in Infection Control (CIC) required or obtained within two (2) years. Functional knowledge of epidemiological principles, infectious disease, sterilization, sanitation, disinfection practices and principles of aseptic and sterile technique preferred is preferred. Demonstrated proficiency in written and verbal communication skills is preferred. Demonstrated working knowledge of commonly used computer applications and office equipment is preferred. Demonstrated ability to relate well to others in a variety of functional areas and to problem-solve and think both creatively and analytically preferred. Demonstrated ability to function in multiple tasks, prioritize duties and demonstrate initiative and self-direction preferred. Demonstrated effective public relations skills preferred.
Conveniently located to most major Florida cities and attractions, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System offers our team members all the amenities associated with an active “Florida Lifestyle”. Surround your self with world-class shopping, PGA quality golf courses, award winning theater, hiking trails and some of the nation’s top beaches. We invite you to explore all of the opportunities found right here in Sarasota, FL! Learn more about our career opportunities by visiting our website at www.smh.com or our beautiful community, by visiting our local Chamber of Commerce www.sarasotachamber.com, eoe