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Infection Preventionist

Company: Lee Health
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Location:Bass Medical One -16261 Bass RoadFort Myers FL 33908Department: Infection ControlWork Type: Full TimeShift: Shift 1/ to Minimum to Midpoint Pay Rate:$27.45 - $37.06 / hour
ON CALL ROTATING WEEKENDS AND WORK WEEKS.SummaryPerforms a leadership role at her/his respective campus in providing an active, effective hospital-wide Infection Prevention Program that consists of surveillance, prevention and control of healthcare associated infections under the direction of the Manager Epidemiology-Infection Prevention. Presents all Infection related critical information and statistics at Campus Leadership Morning Huddle. Works directly with Campus dyad leadership for campus infection related items. Collaborates as a team member when representing Infection Prevention activities and while working with other professional disciplines to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes. Supports and is a role model for the organization vision and mission. This position uses knowledge of patients age and cultural diversity in the provision of patient care. Works independently and with new technology to analyze surveillance findings and trends and researches evidence-based interventional strategies to address areas needing improvement. Co-leads Clinical Consensus workgroups with physicians leads. Develops and presents educational programs designed to change caregiver practices based on surveillance findings and evidence-based protocols. Independently takes off-hours call for Lee Health concerning Epidemiology/Infection Prevention. Serves on select hospital and/or system committees/task forces to provide effective infection prevention-related input for policy and procedure development or practice improvement. Provides input into the annual Infection Prevention Plan and assists in developing departmental priorities. Works in collaboration with the Infection Prevention Medical Director on projects and patient safety work plans. Educates staff at the elbow for all issues regarding Infection prevention and educates and serves as a resource for patients and families. RequirementsEducation: Bachelors degree required. Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing BSN or, must have B.S or M.S in a related health care field such as Microbiology, Medical Technology, Epidemiology/Public Health. Experience: Minimum of three (3) years previous experience in staff nursing or related field. Must be knowledgeable in patient care practices and/or adult education principles. Have the ability to work with persons of varying education and cultural backgrounds. RN working experience in critical nursing experience is preferred. Certifications: Will attend a recognized training course (CDC/APIC) in Infection Prevention/Hospital Epidemiology. Must have and maintain current Certification in Infection Control (CIC) within three (3) years of hire into the position. License:RN licensure by the Florida State Board of Nursing, or professional license or certification as appropriate for his/her educational background preferred. Other:Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills, excellent customer service skills, and computer and statistical skills necessary for data analysis. Will attend State, Regional or National Infection Prevention conferences as System resources permit. Earns a minimum of 8 CEUs that will enhance their role as an Infection Preventionist during initial orientation and then annually. CEUs used for other IC certifications or renewing licenses that are required for IP position can also be applied to the annual required CEUs, as long as they will enhance their role as an Infection Preventionist.US:FL:Fort Myers

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

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