The Infection Preventionist (IP) is responsible for the day to day operation of the Infection Prevention and Control Program for all Empath Health programs with attention to program-specific unique requirements and infection risks. The IP possesses clinical expertise and utilizes critical thinking skills to engage in practices of infection risk assessment, surveillance analysis, investigation and control of healthcare acquired infections and outbreaks. The IP facilitates methods for safety, prevention and control of infectious diseases for all patients/clients, employees, volunteers and visitors through ongoing research and integration of evidence-based best practices, education/trainings, policy development, observation of practices through rounding and formal evaluation of the effectiveness of all infection prevention efforts. The IP collaborates with Empath leadership, other healthcare professionals and community agencies and follows standards and regulations from the CDC, Department of Health (DOH), CMS, OSHA, The Joint Commission (TJC), and the State of Florida.
As a Infection Preventionist with Empath Health you must be patient/family focused, loyal, motivated and interested in serving your community.
Other requirements of this role include:
• Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; Bachelors of Science in Nursing or other degree program with Infection Prevention/Epidemiology studies preferred (such as MPH); previous experience in Infection Control and Employee Health in a healthcare setting; 3 – 5 years preferred. • Licensure: RN licensure preferred, licensed in State of Florida • Certifications: Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) or comparable certifying body or eligible within 2 years. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Intermediate computer skills required.
Empath Health wants your career to be as rewarding as possible. We provide our employees with numerous opportunities for growth, education and advancement. We offer competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package and peace of mind.
Other benefits include:
• Health, Dental and Vision Insurance • Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance • Voluntary term life insurance • Short-term and long-term disability • Professional group liability insurance • Paid Time Off • Flexible spending accounts • Retirement savings plan with employer match • Mileage reimbursement • Cell phone plan discounts • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Tuition reimbursement • Local, state and national workshops and conferences • Advanced certification courses • Leadership development programs • Much more!
Internal Number: 5898
About Empath Health - Suncoast Hospice
As a nonprofit, integrated network of care, Empath Health supports anyone facing chronic or advanced illness. We help patients live as comfortably and meaningfully as possible and offer assistance to their families and caregivers along the way. No matter where someone is on their journey, our spectrum of medical and emotional support services provides compassionate care for each and every patient.
Through every step of every journey, we offer compassion through extraordinary care, hope through innovative services, and inspiration through endless encouragement.
To be the leader in life-changing health care.