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Company: Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center
Location: Panama City, FL
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Description

Description

SHIFT: No Weekends
SCHEDULE: Full-time

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POSITION SUMMARY:

The Infection Prevention Coordinator has oversight of the infection control program at the hospital and its campuses under the supervision of the IP Director.  This includes management of surveillance, reporting, monitoring and education of all staff involved in these processes.

 

Essential Functions include (but are not limited to):

  • Responsible for development and implementation of Annual Infection Prevention and Control Plan based on recommendations from and approval of Infection Control Committee.
  • Reviews, assesses and investigates lab data relative to infection rates, sources, and trends associated with specific objectives as determined by the Infection Prevention Committee.
  • Works collaboratively with all hospital departments to develop, maintain, revise and enforce infection prevention policies and procedures.
  • Works with Materials Management and all Department Managers to devise more efficient, reliable and cost effective ways to ensure the integrity of infection prevention activities and safety of the patients and staff.
  • Responsible for the agenda, Infection Prevention reports and introduction of business at the Infection Prevention Committee meetings.
  • Serves as liaison for the Infection Prevention Committee with hospital committees and departments.
  • Makes rounds and establishes contact with nursing units, endoscopy, and other departmental staff to determine problem areas, policy compliance and informational needs.
  • Participates and supports community education.

 

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated skills in organization, verbal and written communications, customer service, math, analysis, reading, following instruction, basic computer usage.
  • Acquires and maintains current knowledge and skills in the area of infection prevention, control and epidemiology.
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge and advances education, knowledge, and skills as they relate to infection prevention and control, NHSN public reporting and performance improvement.
  • Demonstrates ability to set priorities.
  • Is knowledgeable of and performs well in stress and emergency situations.
  • Collaborates well with other disciplines to identify educational needs and/or provide patient/family education regarding infections and communicable diseases as per hospital policy and procedure.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • RN:
    • Graduate from an accredited school of Nursing required; BSN preferred
    • Florida Registered Nurse (RN) license required (or appropriate compact license)
    • 1 year infection control and 3 years clinical nursing experience preferred 
    • Certification in Infection Prevention and Control preferred; or eligible to certify within 2 years of hire
  • If not an RN:
    • Will consider a Bachelor's degree in medical technology, clinical laboratory science; or a Master's degree in Public Health or Epidemiology
    • Appropriate licensure for profession required
    • 2 years acute care hospital and Infection Control experience preferred
    • Certification in Infection Prevention and Control preferred; or eligible to certify within 2 years of hire

 

Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center is a 216-bed acute care hospital proudly serving Bay County and surrounding communities for 40 years. The hospital was recently named a Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® – heart failure, heart attack, pneumonia, surgical care, and perinatal care – for the fourth consecutive year and has achieved certifications for its stroke and wound care.

 

Located in Panama City, Florida, its team of more than 450 providers and 1,000 employees work to ensure patients receive the highest quality of care every day. With the area's only designated Pediatric ER, four-bed Pediatric ICU and 28-bed NICU, the hospital is ready to care for our youngest residents. The hospital has the only Accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI as recognized by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. Additionally, the hospital's cancer program is accredited by the Commission on Cancer and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). It is also an affiliate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Cancer Care Network. These designations enhance the hospital's quality of care and demonstrate its commitment to higher, measurable standards of care.

 

We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. We offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs. Some of our unique benefits we offer include:

  • Student Loan Repayment
  • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs
  • Paid Personal Leave
  • 401k (100% annual match – 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)
  • Identity Theft Protection discounts
  • Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)

 

An EEO/AA Employer M/F/V/D

 

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