This position is jointly responsible with the Infection Control Coordinator for the surveillance, control and prevention of infection through the coordination of surveillance activities including, but not limited to, unit rounds, patient placement, correct institution of isolation precautions, documentation of infection (nosocomial vs. community); institution of epidemiological investigations and emergency control measures; advising Administration, Medical Staff departments, employees, and volunteers to maintain compliance with federal, state, and local regulations; assistance in the preparation and analysis of statistical data fro the Infection Control Committee; participation in Hospital and Patient Safety, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, HazMat, system Product Analysis committees, System Infection Control Council , System Bioterrorism Committee, and those medical staff committees assigned by the Director of Performance improvement and/or as t the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer or his designee. Shares on call responsibilities with Infection Control Coordinator for evenings, nights, weekends, holidays and vacation coverage.
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing licensed as an R.N. in the state of Florida Certification in Infection Control (C.I.C.) required or if eligible for certification, certification earned within three (3) years of date of hire; Bachelor's degree in Nursing, Public Health, Microbiology or related field preferred; Knowledge of federal, state and local infection control and infection control-related laws, regulations and statutes or educational plan for obtaining information/knowledge within 2 years of date of hire; Must have excellent verbal, written and presentation skills;
Basic knowledge of Performance Improvement tools, application and processes preferred; Basic knowledge of computer-based spreadsheets, graphs and presentation software; Entry-level experience with data analysis and interpretation. Nurses with Surgery, Emergency or ICU bedside experience looking to move into Infection Control will be considered.
Baptist Outpatient Services
Oct 7, 2012, 11:00:00 PM
Baptist Health South Florida - 20 months ago