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Ambulatory Infection Preventionist

Company: Lee Health
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Location: Lee Health* ---------Department: Infection Control* ---------Workdays/Nights: Days2776 Cleveland Ave* ---------Shift: Shift 1* ---------8:00:00 AM to 4:30:00 PMFort Myers, FL 33901* ---------Work Type: Full Time* ---------Exempt: YesJob SummarySummary:Conduct surveillance and environment of care activities for identification and prevention of infections and complications related to ambulatory visits and ambulatory surgical procedures. The Ambulatory Infection Preventionist will be responsible for these activities over the existing network of ambulatory practices across Lee Health. In addition, this role will expand responsibilities to include assessment/action planning for the opening or acquisition of new practice sites when needed. Intermittent coverage for acute care sites including after-hours call may be required.Job RequirementsResponsibilities:Educational RequirementsDegree/Diploma ObtainedProgram of StudyRequired/Preferredand/orBachelor'sNursingRequiredAdditional RequirementsGraduate 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 RequirementsMinimum Years RequiredArea of ExperienceRequired/Preferredand/or3 YearsRequiredAdditional RequirementsHas 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. Has the ability to work with persons of varying education and cultural backgrounds. Working experience in ambulatory/out-patient area is highly desirable.State of Florida Licensure RequirementsLicensesRequired/Preferredand/orRegistered Nurse LicensePreferredHolds current RN licensure or professional license as appropriate for their educational background.Certifications/Registration RequirementsCertificates/RegistrationsRequired/Preferredand/orAdditional RequirementsWill attend a recognized training course (CDC/APIC) in Infection Prevention/Hospital Epidemiology or alternatively, a degree in epidemiology, or 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 RequirementsDemonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills, excellent customer service skills, and computer and statistical skills necessary for data analysis. May require travel up to 80% of the work week. Requires flexibility and ability to work on-site as needed during normal operating business hours. IP touch down office spaces are available on a first come first serve basis.US:FL:Fort Myers

Keywords: Lee Health, Fort Myers , Ambulatory Infection Preventionist, Other , Fort Myers, Florida

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