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Infection Preventionist -UMHC/SCCC

Company: University of Miami
Location: Miami
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Job Description:

Current Employees: If you are a current Staff, Faculty or Temporary employee at the University of Miami, please click here to log in to Workday to use the internal application process. To learn how to apply for a faculty or staff position using the Career worklet, please review this tip sheet . Transforming Lives The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service. UHealth: Where U Make A Difference The University of Miami Health System is transforming health care in South Florida and beyond.As the only university health system in South Florida, we offer unique careers throughout our network of three hospitals and over two dozen outpatient facilities located in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Collier counties.When you work with our physicians, or when you support researchers who are seeking cures and treatments, you become part of an exciting enterprise. And, working together, we are making South Florida a destination for health care. Infection prevention team As an Infection Preventionist, the University of Miami Health System is the place for you and your career aspirations. You will part of a team whose members are qualified and guided by sound principles and current information that values your participation and professional contributions. The principal functions of the position include working in an interdisciplinary team of infection prevention professionals towards the following tasks:

  • Obtain and manage critical infection surveillance data
  • Develop and recommend policies and procedures
  • Intervene directly to prevent infections and interrupt the transmission of infectious diseases
  • Educate and train healthcare workers and patients
  • Prepare institution for regulatory agency reviews Infection preventionist The infection preventionist functions as a consultant, educator, role model, change agent and researcher.The role of infection preventionist includes responsibilities such as:
    • Collection, analysis and reporting of infection data
    • Evaluation of medical products and clinical procedures to optimize for infection control standards
    • Development and review of policies and procedures, including pandemic preparedness
    • Consultation on infection risk assessment, prevention, and control strategies (including occupational health, construction, and emergency management)
    • Education efforts directed at interventions to reduce infection risks
    • Education of patients and families
    • Implementation of changes mandated by regulatory accrediting agencies
    • Participation in research projects
    • Provision of high-quality services in a cost-efficient manner
    • Participate in multidisciplinary team projects initiated by institutional leadership Qualifications
      • Bachelor of Science or higher degree in microbiology, public health, nursing, or closely related field required
      • Certification in Infection Control (CIC) within 2 years of hire required, CIC at hire preferred
      • Minimum of 1 year of experience in a clinical setting preferredBenefits:The University of Miami Health System offers:
        • Competitive salaries
        • Paid Time Off, Sick Leave
        • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Insurance (several options available, effective on hire date)
        • Research opportunities in infection controlThe University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.Job Status:Full timeEmployee Type:StaffPay Grade:n8 Posted 30+ Days Ago Full time R100042912 About Us A vibrant and diverse academic and healthcare community, the University of Miami and the University of Miami Health System have rapidly progressed to become one of the nation's top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation. A private research university with more than 17,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is focused on creating a future that cuts across geographic, cultural, and intellectual borders. The University comprises 11 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 majors and programs. The University ranks No. 57 on U.S. News & World Report's 2020 Best Colleges list and ranked No. 49 in the 2020 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. Established in 1925 during the region's famous real estate boom, today the University is a major research university engaged in nearly $346 million in research and sponsored program expenditures annually. While the majority of this work is housed at the Miller School of Medicine, investigators conduct hundreds of studies in other areas, including marine science, engineering, education, and psychology. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is ranked the #1 eye hospital in the USA and offers some of the nation's premiere eye doctors to treat every eye condition for adults. Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer, part of the Miller School of Medicine, received the prestigious National Cancer Institute designation in 2019.

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