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AdventHealth Infection Preventionist - Infection Prevention – Winter Park in Winter Park, Florida


Infection Preventionist - Infection Prevention – Winter Park

AdventHealth Winter Park seeks to hire Infection Preventionist who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Facility Profile:

Nestled among the oak-shaded, brick-paved streets of one of the most picturesque hometowns in the country, Winter Park Memorial Hospital has continuously served the residents of Winter Park and its surrounding communities for more than 50 years.

Chartered in 1951, the hospital has grown from the visionary efforts of a handful of Winter Park residents and community leaders, to a 307-bed acute care facility that is a model of community health and wellness. Over the years the hospital has continually expanded to meet the needs of the community, adding an upscale obstetrics and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at The Dr. P. Phillips Baby Place, cancer care at the AdventHealth Cancer Institute, Winter Park, and state-of-the-art surgery, recovery and rehabilitation at the AdventHealth Orthopedic Institute. Together with the community we serve, we're building a model of community health and wellness for generations to come.

Work Hours/Shifts:

8a-5p; M-F

Job Summary:

Direct interventions that protects patients from health care-associated infections clinical and other settings. Conducts compliance audits to determine measures of success. Participates in projects and special programs relating to infection prevention. Serves as catalyst for change, actively involved in change management development for infection prevention. Assists with development, implementation and evaluation of the multi-disciplinary program for surveillance, prevention and control of infections at Florida Hospital. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:

  • Leadership in Infection Prevention, Patient Safety, and Quality Improvement

  • Knowledge of continuous process improvement principles

  • Good interpersonal skills and can communicate with staff at all levels-executive, management, and staff – both written and verbally

  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented, with good organizational skills, follow-up, and analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Conduct oneself professionally, maintaining confidence, confidentiality, and objectivity

  • Basic computer skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point)

  • Graduate of school of nursing, medical technology, public health, or another healthcare-related field

  • Bachelor’s degree in healthcare field (Preferred)

  • At least 1 year of clinical experience in an area such as nursing, laboratory, respiratory therapy, etc (Preferred)

  • Certification in Infection Control or CIC eligible, highly preferred (Preferred)

  • Current, valid license as a registered professional nurse, medical technologist, respiratory therapist, or other clinical area(Preferred)

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:

  • Certification in Infection Control or CIC eligible, highly preferred

  • Current, valid license as a registered professional nurse, medical technologist, respiratory therapist, or other clinical area

Job Responsibilities:

Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth’s Core Values of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own it as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program.

  • Demonstrates, through behavior, Florida Hospital’s core values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship, and Teamwork.

  • Integrates clinical findings, laboratory results and other diagnostic tests to determine the presence of infections utilizing the criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control, National Health and Safety Network HIPAC/SHEA

  • Identifies need for infection prevention measures in high risk patients based on risk assessment and assists with coordination and implementation of control measures based on patient’s age and diagnosis specific needs

  • Assesses clusters of microorganisms and conducts an epidemiological investigation of health care associated outbreaks including implementation of control measures

  • Utilizes threshold data for the assessment of unit specific/service specific infection rates and informs the assistant director of any potential problems

  • Identifies possible employee exposure to communicable diseases. Communicates with Employee Clinic and collaborates to assure thorough follow-up. Conducts surveillance as assigned utilizing the tools and data best suited for the task

  • Applies analytical quantitative tools to data. Displays aggregated data in control chart format or run chart as applicable. Provides meaningful interpretation of data to customer

  • Collaborate with appropriate departments/services, staff members, physicians when appropriate. Participates in Process Improvement teams as needed

  • Assists in the development of infection control related policies, procedures and educational programs to comply with local, state, federal regulations, TJC/AOA standards and CDC/HICPAC/SHEA guidelines and disseminates pertinent information as appropriate

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Infection Preventionist opportunity with AdventHealth Winter Park and apply online today.

Job Keywords:

Infection Preventionist, Infection Prevention, Winter Park

Job: Nursing

Primary Location: US-FL-Winter Park

Position Location Winter Park

Organization AdventHealth Central Florida

Schedule Full-time

Shift Day

Job Level Staff / Associate

Education Level Associate's Degree

Travel No

Job Posting May 16, 2019, 10:58:42 AM

Req ID: 280989

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.