Infection Control Practitioner - Health First, Full Time - 042967
The Infection Control Practitioner is responsible and accountable for providing Quality / No Harm, Customer Experience, and Stewardship by working to develop an integrated network of physicians, associates, and administration and infection control practitioners to control and prevent infectious disease in our facilities, clinics, and community. Reduce the incidence of healthcare-associated infection. Reduce the risk of occupational infectious disease. Develop a highly educated staff that demonstrates sound infection control practices.
Advocates Associate Infection Control through associate education, post-exposure counseling, consultation with Employee Health, and policy and procedure development.
Assures compliance with national, state and local regulations and recommendations through
development and maintenance of at least 95% of allocated portion of applicable Policies and Procedures.
Performs concurrent surveillance for nosocomial infection through unit rounds, review of laboratory results, consultation and referrals.
Completes and documents in a timely manner at least 95% of allocated portion of periodic Infection Control Practice Rounds to assure compliance with infection control policies and procedures.
Assures the timely and accurate completion of at least 95% of assigned reports, providing an objective tool for performance improvement.
Collaborates in the development and implementation of formal and informal Infection Control education for associates and others as needed, completing at least 95 % of assignments.
Serves as an expert resource for prevention and control of healthcare-associated infection through education and consultation with associates, medical staff, Health First management, patients, families, and others.
Respects and works collaboratively all associates and customers.
Works within budgetary constraints.
Associate's degree in Nursing or Medical Technology.
Current licensure (discipline-specific) by the State of Florida.
National certification in Infection Control (CIC) within two years.
Four years of current clinical Infection Control or other appropriate experience.
Computer experience and skills including proficiency in electronic mail software, Microsoft Windows, and Microsoft Office applications.
Typing skills of a minimum of 50 words per minute.