INFECTION PREVENTIONIST

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Job posting number: #7112630 (Ref:hlj_41047)

Posted: October 5, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Highlights:

In coordination with the Manager, implements the infection control plan and activities for the Cancer Center; Utilizes the principles of epidemiology to prevent the spread of endemic and epidemic diseases within the Cancer Center; Conducts compliance audits to determine measures of success; Applies Infection Control principles specific to the ages and life stage of the population

 

The Ideal Candidate

1 to 3 years in Infection Prevention & Control in a healthcare environment preferred

Oncology experience preferred, Computer proficiency in outlook, word, power point and excel ideal

  

Responsibilities:

SURVEILLANCE:

Conduct ongoing surveillance eof healthcare acquired infections utillzing NHSN criteria; Data from medical record such as clinical findings, laboratory results & other diagnostic tests, patient observation, and consult with nurses, physicians and other healthcare workers

 

DATA ANALYSIS:

Enter data into appropriate system to allow for proper analysis and reporting of infections

Analyze data re: healthcare associated infections

Prepare, present and/or submit data for the Infection Control Committee and other Committees, as indicated

Participate in performance improvement and/or process improvement activities, as directed

Notify Manager of increase in infection rate trend, cluster of infection or identification of unusual

 

POLICY & PROCEDURE:

Collaborate with Manager to develop, implement, review and revise Infection Prevention & Control policies and procedures based on current scientific literature and regulatory guidelines (APIC, SHEA, CDC, JC, OSHA, and CMS)  Consult with Occupational Health regarding development of occupational exposure prevention and follow up policies/procedures  Collaborate with department directors/managers to develop, revise and review policies and procedures that include infection prevention & control requirements  Participate in product evaluation and implementation

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

Demonstrate initiative for learning and growth in the field of infection control by achieving and maintaining Certification in Infection Control Participate actively in professional organizations such as APIC, FPIC or BAPIC   Support and /or participate in nursing research related to Infection Prevention & Control  Participate in annual goal setting and self-evaluation  

 

COMPLIANCE MONITORING:

Conduct hand hygiene and isolation compliance monitoring throughout the Center  Provide Just In Time correction as indicated when non-compliance identified  Assess environment for compliance with infection prevention & control practices, including construction/renovation areas  Perform patient care compliance audits with focus on infection prevention care bundles

 

Credentials and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing or Medical Technology or public health or other healthcare related, required.  Masters is preferred.
  • Certification in infection control is preferred


Mission To create a Moffitt culture of diversity and inclusion as we strive to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. Vision Moffitt Cancer Center is recognized as the model wherein the diversity of our employees and communities is valued and supported as essential components to contributing to the prevention and cure of cancer. The cancer center is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the cancer center to prohibit unlawful discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to workforce members and applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, veteran’s status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


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Job posting number:#7112630 (Ref:hlj_41047)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa,Florida
United States
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