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Infection Preventionist RN II (Full Time, Day shift)

Miami, Florida

By becoming a nurse at Nicklaus Children’s, you will be responsible for the planning and delivery of patient and family centered care that meets the quality of standards at our Magnet designated hospital. We are looking for a nurse to provide compassion and knowledge every day.

Position Type: Full Time

Shift Schedule: Days

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  • We are there through all stages of health and life, both physically and mentally.
  • We believe in inspiring hope and promoting lifelong health.
  • We are a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey.
  • We are guided by the CREATE (collaboration, responsibility, empowerment, advocacy, transformation, empathy) values and behaviors.

Joining a new organization can be daunting or overwhelming. But at Nicklaus, your colleagues make you feel welcomed. They taught me to celebrate our accomplishments and band together during challenging times. This is not easy to find in healthcare these days, so I’m grateful to have found an amazing place to work with people and leadership who have my well-being in mind.

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Benefits

Part-time and full-time employees receive the same benefits package.

Continuing Education

Encouraging and assisting with online and physical coursework

Professional Development

Course assistance, opportunities for teaching community education and more

Tuition Reimbursement

Options included for professional degree, leadership, technical courses and certificate training programs

Compensation & Success Sharing Programs

Nursing Step Program – Magnet Clinical Ladder

Comprehensive
Benefits Package

Healthcare, Dental, PTO, Life Insurance

Responsibilities

Job ID 26627 Date posted 05/16/2024

Description

Job Summary

Under varying levels of supervision, responsible for infection prevention and control components including conducting , facilitating, developing and monitoring activities and functions relating to clinical and environmental surveillance, investigation, analysis, interpretation, reporting, prevention and control of infections and communicable diseases. Demonstrates expert-level understanding of surveillance data gathering, use of surveillance software, definition application, and reporting. Continuously assesses, implements, and maintains a culture of safety across the continuum of care by performing a wide range of prevention and control functions. Provides education and consultation for healthcare providers to deliver safe patient-centered, quality care and collaborates with various departments across the healthcare setting to facilitate improved outcomes and ensure patient experience is the primary focus. Acts in compliance with applicable local, state, and federal rules and regulations and infection control standards. 

Job Specific Duties

  • Reviews patient charts and microbiology and virology reports for evidence of HAIs and applies National Health and Safety Network (NHSN) definitions to identify and report HAIs through the use of an electronic surveillance system. Documents appropriate information in patient electronic record.   
  • Conducts ongoing infection control surveillance, prevention, and control program activities within a healthcare setting to identify early and/or suspected outbreaks of infections and communicable diseases, and to control and reduce the risk of exposure and avoid transmission by using epidemiologic principles.  
  • Leads investigations of clusters of infections, outbreaks, unusual infections or exposures as these events arise and participates in performance improvement initiatives to prevent healthcare associated infections. 
  • Identifies opportunities for improvements based on tabulation, analysis, and interpretation of infection data and records, and prepares and reviews reports; utilizes appropriate reporting programs; accurately reports "reportable diseases" to the appropriate public health departments and responds to public health department inquiries, as needed. 
  • Leads apparent cause analysis to identify opportunities for improvement based on observations, process and outcome indicators and other findings and utilizes performance improvement methodology to create and implement interventions using current scientific literature.   
  • Follows-up on patients, personnel, and visitors who have communicable disease(s) and/or blood exposure within the healthcare system.  
  • Independently reviews construction plans and designs and with completion of Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRAs), as needed.  
  • Serves as a member of, and assists with preparation for, the Infection Prevention and Control Committee.  
  • Conducts environment of care rounding, identifying modifiable risks, and makes suggestions for improvements.  
  • Effectively creates and maintains strong relationships with colleagues to answer infection prevention and control questions or concerns from staff, patients, and/or families.  
  • Collaborates in the development and delivery of educational programs that relate to infection prevention, control and epidemiology, while evaluating the effectiveness of educational programs and learner objectives.  
  • Assists with the reviews and edits of basic infection prevention and control policies and procedures, protocols, and standard work. 
  • Maintains compliance with regulatory and mandatory reporting requirements at the local, state, and federal levels, facilitates compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards, and stays current on infection prevention and control regulatory and accreditation standards. Participates in DNV, Department of Health, and other regulatory readiness.  
  • Represents the Infection Prevention and Control Department on various committees. 
  • Functions as a super-user for surveillance applications, and actively participates in Information Technology meetings and related sub-groups when necessary. 
  • Mentors and audits the work of junior infection preventionists. 
  • Performs related duties, as assigned, which may include periodic responsibility for responding to urgent infection prevention questions after hours or on weekends.   

Qualifications

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Epidemiology, Microbiology, Clinical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Nursing, Public Health, Business or a related discipline 
  • Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) issued by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) required.
  • RN Licensure within the State of Florida or Multi-State Enhanced Nursing License Compact (eNLC) – maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
  • American Heart Association BLS - maintain active and in good standing
  • Minimum of four (4) years of satisfactory experience working in a clinical infection prevention and control program. If master's degree, a minimum of two (2) years of experience is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Applies analytical thinking.
  • Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems.
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with the interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to implement evidence-based guidelines.
  • Expertise in data collection and analysis, report writing, and data presentation.
  • Demonstrates a systematic approach in carrying out projects.
  • Effectively handles conflicts constructively.
  • Demonstrates informal leadership abilities.
  • Good working knowledge of MS-Office and software technologies.


Job :

Nursing - Clinical

Primary Location :

Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus

Department :

QUALITY AND SAFETY LEADERSHIP-1000-954050

Job Status


:Full Time
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