Develops, coordinates and presents education for new staff and provides on-going education in both formal and informal settings for all staff relative to the infection Control Program.
Revises and updates policies and plans associated with staff education and infection control.
Establishes and educates regarding isolation practices in the facility and maintains a record of all isolation patients.
Ensures compliance with Infection Control policy through chart audit, on-going surveillance and hospital rounds.
Uses appropriate statistical techniques to describe the data, calculate rates, critically evaluate and analyze significance of findings.
Reports epidemiological significant findings to appropriate Committees, governmental agencies and customers, if applicable.
Collects data and reports appropriate information to the Infection Prevention Committee; Quality Improvement Council, and ensures relevant information is shared at MEC and the BOT meetings.
Annually evaluates the effectiveness of the Infection Control Program.
Completes all required forms to the State Health Department in a timely manner.
Completes other duties as assigned and proactively anticipates the needs of other team members.
What Will You Need:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
CIC within one year of hire
Minimum of three years’ experience as an Infection Preventionist or related healthcare experience with knowledge of patient care practices, microbiology, asepsis, disinfection/sterilization, adult education, infectious diseases, communication, program administration and epidemiology.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
· Bachelor of Science Degree in a Healthcare related field with successful completion of a basic Infection Prevention Course offered through a teaching hospital (minimum) 40 hours or through APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Prevention and Epidemiology)
LICENSURE OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
Registered Nurse in the state of Florida or Healthcare related advanced degree (ex. Master of Public Health)
CIC within one year of hire
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:
The Manager of Infection Prevention is a qualified individual with knowledge of CDC Guidelines, Joint Commission standards, federal and state regulations and occupational health. He/ She is responsible for the Administration of the Hospital wide Infection Prevention Program, which includes among other functions the identification, investigation, reporting, prevention and control of hospital acquired infections among patients, staff and guests.
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