Infection Preventionist FT Days Orlando at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 10/17/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Orlando, FL
  • Date Posted:
    10/17/2020
  • Job ID:
    20020930
  • Job Family
    Infection Control
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    1 - Day

Job Description


Description

 

Infection Preventionist AdventHealth Orlando

 
Location Address: Orlando, Fl 32803

Top Reasons to work at AdventHealth Orlando

 
  • Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,368-bed AdventHealth Orlando
  • serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America
  • AdventHealth Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country
  • We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year
 
Work Hours/Shift:
  • Full Time Days
 
You Will Be Responsible For:   
  • 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


Qualifications
What Will You Need:        
 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

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

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in healthcare field
  • At least 1 year of clinical experience in an area such as nursing, laboratory, respiratory therapy, etc
 

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:

  • 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 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 AdventHealth. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.



This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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