Manager Infection Control FT Days
Req #: 17008278
Location: Orange City, FL
Job Category: Infection Control
Organization: Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
For a young hospital built in 1994, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial has a long history dating back to 1952. Beginning as a humble, 50 bed facility more than six decades ago, we’ve grown to become one of Volusia County’s most comprehensive and trusted healthcare resources. With Florida Hospital's tremendous resources and expertise, our community hospital has continued to thrive due to constantly improving advanced medical technologies and experienced clinical talent.
Through our dedication to excellence we have been recognized as Orlando Sentinel’s "Top 100 Companies for Working Families" for 9 consecutive years. We also received the Performance Achievement Award from the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization of Florida, as well as, the 24th Annual Commissioner’s Business Recognition Award from the Florida Educational Foundation and Florida Department of Education.
As a member of Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial operates as a not-for-profit organization focused on improving the health of the community it serves. This is a direct reflection of our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ with skill and compassion." Best of all, it’s just a short trip from some of Florida’s most exciting attractions—and minutes from the beaches in Daytona!
You will be responsible for:
- Manages critical data and information, including surveillance of healthcare associated infections (HAI’s), using a well-designed surveillance program that is based on sound epidemiological principles. Directs and supports a culture of targeting zero healthcare associated infections.
- Identifies opportunities for improvement based on indicators, process and measure outcomes, other findings and/or observations. Participates and contributes to the organizations quality improvement plan.
- Develops, recommends, and implements policies and procedures, based on scientifically valid infection prevention and control measures that have a positive impact on the process and preventions of healthcare associated infections. Collaborates with department directors in the development of policies and procedures ensuring they are integrated and useful in those departments.
- Intervenes directly and indirectly to prevent infections.
- Reports communicable diseases to the Public Health Department in compliance with state, local and federal requirements.
- Complies with regulations, guidelines, and accreditation requirements.
- Observes staff compliance with established infection control policies and procedures and reports findings to the department manager.
- Assists in the evaluation and implementation of new products and equipment.
- Assists in the disposition/placement of patients with suspected or diagnosed infections.
- Orients new employees to infection control policies and practices.
- Provides consultation to the healthcare organization and practitioners. Conducts on-the-spot training regarding infection control practices to individual staff and physicians.
- Provides educational programs for all departments relative to infection control practices and new developments.
- Participates in performance improvement activities in all departments as requested.
- Provides external and internal reporting of infection data, including infection rates, reportable conditions, and other infection information as needs. Prepare and presents statistical reports to appropriate Hospital and Medical Staff Committees.
- Assists the Employee Health department with the identification of employees with potential exposure to communicable diseases.
- Responds to emergency and disaster situations as appropriate and performs in a professional manner.
- Evaluates proposed construction projects for risk of infection to patients and provides surveillance for compliance with the guidelines during the construction phases.
- Demonstrates competency in infection control issues as appropriate to all ages served.
What will you need?
- Current FL Registered Nurse.
- Certification in Infection Control or eligibility within 1 year required.
- Knowledge of epidemiologic principles, infectious diseases, sterilization, sanitation and disinfection practices, as well as, a knowledge of adult education principles required.
- Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare or must be obtained within 3 years of employment.
- Graduate of Associates in Science or Diploma degree in nursing.
- Five years RN experience in an acute care setting required.
- Two years management experience required.
- Competent in use of Cerner electronic medical record software, Excel and Microsoft Word.
- Must have knowledge of Joint Commission, CDC, OSHA, NCQA, State and Local regulatory requirements.
- Must be proficient with statistical tools and spreadsheets.