The Infection Preventionist is responsible for the day to day operation of the Jupiter Medical Center (JMC) Infection Prevention and Control program for all Jupiter Medical Center programs.
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, team members, volunteers and visitors through ongoing research and the integration of evidenced-based best practices, education/training, policy development, observation of practices through rounding and formal evaluation of the effectiveness of all infection prevention efforts.
The IP collaborates with JMC Leadership, other healthcare professionals, community agencies and follows the standards and regulations from the CDC, Department of Health (DOH), CMS, OSHA, The Joint Commission (TJC), and the State of Florida.
As an Infection Preventionist with JMC you must be patient/family focused, loyal, motivated and interested in the well being of our team members and community.
The IP practices autonomously within professional nursing standards, the ANA Code of Ethics and the ANA Bill of Rights.
Effectively uses and role models current leadership techniques and theories, encouraging the decision-making skills of staff members and providing insight and leadership in complex situations.
Ensures that information disseminated to staff is monitored for effectiveness and changed as needed.
Understands and enforces hospital and personnel policies and procedures.
Serve on hospital and Patient Care Services committees, teams, and work groups as requested.
Performs other duties as assigned.
RN in the state of Florida
Bachelor's degree in nursing preferred
5 years Infection Prevention experience in a hospital setting
5 years clinical experience
Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) preferred or eligible within 2 years
Internal Number: 5928
About Jupiter Medical Center
Ranked #1 for quality, patient safety and patient satisfaction, Jupiter Medical Center is the leading destination for world-class health care in Palm Beach County and the greater Treasure Coast.
In 2019, the Leapfrog Group named Jupiter Medical Center a “Top Hospital,” a distinction earned by only 6 percent of hospitals nationwide. Jupiter Medical Center is also the only hospital in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties to receive a 4-star quality and safety rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Outstanding physicians, state-of-the-art facilities, innovative techniques and a commitment to serving the community enable Jupiter Medical Center to meet a broad range of patient needs. The region’s only independent, not-for-profit hospital, Jupiter Medical Center offers specialty concentrations in orthopedics and spine care; cancer care and oncology; cardiac and vascular care; neuroscience and stroke care; women’s and children’s services; urgent care; and other key areas.