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Infection Preventionist (Full Time, Day Shift)

Company: Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Location: Miami
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionJob SummaryParticipates in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating infection prevention processes and systems across all NCHS inpatient and outpatient sites of care. Advises and consults with leaders, clinical care teams, patients, families and contracted staff on efforts to proactively identify infection risks and appropriate evidenced-based best practice strategies to assure safety for patients, visitors, providers and staff.
Job Specific Duties

  • Applies relevant knowledge, in assisting with provision of infection prevention and control educational programs, and materials to healthcare personnel, patients, families, and the community.
  • Assists department to meet the needs of both internal and external customers.
  • Responsible for maintaining records to meet potential legal & regulatory requirements, including assuring accuracy & timeliness of information entered into healthcare-associated infections database.
  • Responsible for the appropriate placement or isolation of patients with development/review of Infection Prevention/Control policies and procedures as directed.
  • Follows-up on patients, personnel, and visitors who have communicable disease(s) and/or blood exposure within the hospital.
  • Responsible for personal and professional growth and expertise by remaining current with changing regulatory requirements, changing trends, and participation in professional organization(s).
  • Documents in the medical records all communication with physician, family or Public Health agency.
  • Identifies patient care practices and procedures with specific infection risk for patients and/or personnel.
  • Maintains departmental files, records, and computer statistics for healthcare associated infections and prepares information for weekly departmental review.
  • Maintains Public Health reporting system to ensure reporting of communicable diseases.
  • Participates in departmental and hospital-wide Performance Improvement activities, as directed.
  • Performs facility defined surveillance for presence of healthcare-associated infections in designated patient populations using hospital computer systems to retrieve, analyze, and organize data.
  • Submits written report on all surveillance activities and/or investigations to Infection Prevention and Control Director and Committee.
  • Reviews laboratory, microbiological reports and medical records for evidence of infection.
    QualificationsMinimum Job Requirements
    • Bachelor's Degree Nursing, Public Health, Business, Public administration, or related field (Required)
    • Active Florida Med Tech license, active FL RN license, or 1-2 years of direct infection prevention experience
    • 1-3 years Clinical hospital experience or quality improvement experienceKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities
      • Certification in Infection Prevention and Control preferred.
      • Ability to apply principals of adult education.
      • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
      • Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
      • Ability to interpret, adapt and react calmly under stressful conditions.
      • Ability to use logical and scientific thinking to interpret technical data and solve a broad range of problems.
      • Able to relate cooperatively and constructively with clients and co-workers.
      • Good working knowledge of MS-Office.


        Job :Professional
        Primary Location :Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus
        Department :INFECTION CONTROL-2100-861000
        Job Status
        :Full Time

Keywords: Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Miami , Infection Preventionist (Full Time, Day Shift), Other , Miami, Florida

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