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Infection Control Practitioner

Brandon Regional Hospital - Brandon - Brandon, Florida

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Job Code: 01384-10927

Full-time

No Weekends

Brandon Regional Hospital is committed to providing our patients and their families with compassionate care. For more than 30 years our busy, 407-bed acute care facility has been dedicated to quality and devoted to our community. We have been named a Top 100 Hospital in America five times, and our Intensive Care Unit has been named a Top 100 ICU.  Families trust us to meet their needs, knowing that they have access to our Centers of Excellence including, Chest Pain Center, Heart & Vascular Institute, Spine Care Center, Advanced Primary Stroke Center, Cancer Care, and our Women's & Children's Center.

 

The Infection Control Practitioner coordinates the hospital’s Infection Control/Employee Health program in compliance with the established policies, procedures and standards of care.  Provides surveillance and education relative to the prevention, detection, identification and control of infectious/communicable diseases within the hospital.

 

Role Accountabilities Include:

 

  • Performs assessment, reassessment, development and implementation of the Infection Control Plan in accordance with regulatory agencies and all federal and state requirements.
  • Assesses employees and their environment for injury/illness risks and implements appropriate safety precautions and follow up procedures.
  • Assesses patients for risk of transmission or exposure to infections and implements appropriate safety precautions and follow up procedures.
  • Utilizes and integrates all available pertinent data in developing Infection Control Plan that meets the needs of all customers.
  • Interprets data to determine when patients or employees are at acute risk for infection and takes appropriate measures including notifying physician and/or Department Director.
  • Continuously prioritizes patient/health care worker’s needs based on assessment/reassessment findings relating to the prevention or spread of disease.
  • Coordinates the patient's care and identified needs with other services and departments throughout the hospital.     
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the specific conditions, diseases, and treatment therapies for the specific patient/health care worker population of the organization.
  • Accurately documents the administration of care in the patient record in a timely manner.         
  • Recognizes and reports signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect to physician(s) and Department Director and/or appropriate agency.    
  • Participates in rounding and proactively responds to patient needs to improve patient outcomes and positively impact overall patient experience.
  • Conducts surveillance, reporting, data analysis and HAI prevention using NHSN criteria, CDC guidelines.  Complies with CMS, notifiable diseases and organizational reporting requirements.

Education:          

Associates degree required;  Bachelors preferred

 

Experience:       

Two years previous experience in infection control or as a Medical Technologist in Microbiology

 

Licensure:           

Florida RN or State licensed Medical Technologist preferred

 

Training:              

CIC (Certified Infection Control) preferred

 

 

 

 

Last Edited: 04/20/2017

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