DescriptionSHIFT: No Weekends
Quality, Full-Time (FTE 1.0)
Westside Regional Medical Center
We're always on the move. New technology. State-of-the art care. Campus improvements – including a $60 million Tower Expansion set to begin in 2017. You will find it is an exciting time at Westside Regional Medical Center, a 224-bed medical center and healthcare complex. Here, our 800+ nurses and allied health professionals, along with 750 physicians, thrive in a fast-paced but friendly work environment. Our medical services, combined with programs in specialties varying from oncology to cardiology, from surgery to emergency care, illustrate why we are one of the best leading healthcare facilities in South Florida.
We offer our community a Chest Pain Center, Comprehensive/Primary Stroke Center, Robotic Surgery, Open Heart Surgery/Cardiovascular ICU, Orthopedic and Spine Institute, Biplane Neuro Interventional Suite.
Westside Regional Medical Center is a member of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, Hospital Corporation of America. Historically HCA has been named one of Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies. Join our tradition of excellence!Benefits:
We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, and employee stock purchase program.
The Infection Preventionist is responsible for comprehensive surveillance activities, applying an epidemiological approach to identification of infection prevention issues that include chart review, updating of databases and preparation of summary reports and provides clinical support to performance improvement operations, patient care delivery and Medical Directors. Assists in the dissemination of results/findings and maintains communication patterns with staff and physicians. Provides a professional consulting role and education and counseling for patients/families, staff and physicians. This position is intended to help support operational function, efficiency, quality and to improve patient outcomes. The Infection Preventionist consistently demonstrates behaviors that model the core values and the Hospital's mission statement and maintains proficiency in job and age related competencies.
Acts as member of the Infection Prevention Department by serving as a specialist trained in hospital epidemiology. Functions as a resource consultant and educator for patients, physicians, PGH staff and community. Directly coordinates and monitors infection control for the hospital and its outpatient departments in accordance with professional and regulatory standards. Maintains the standards of nursing care as recommended by the Nursing Department's philosophy and objectives.
QualificationsGraduate of an accredited School of Nursing, Epidemiology or Public Health; Bachelor of Science preferred. If a nurse they must be licensed to practice in Florida. Special training in surveillance, prevention and control of nosocomial infections.
Minimum of two years' experience in infection control and prevention and three years clinical experience in acute care setting. Certification in infection control required must be completed within 12 months of employment.
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