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Registered Nurse (RN) Infection Preventionist

Position Summary: The Infection Preventionist works with the Infection Prevention Manager to provide surveillance, prevention, and control of infection activities throughout Boca Regional and its off campus clinical facilities. Position Expectations and Responsibilities: * Have an understanding of basic microbiology. * Have the ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. * Isolation protocols, accurate documentation and prompt reporting the occurrence of infections to appropriate individuals within the hospital and, when indicated and required, to the Health Department; special investigations and studies; surveillance program including nosocomial analysis, intervention, and reporting; other areas, as requested by the Infection Prevention Committee or Administration. * Collaboration with director to evaluate the surveillance process annually on the effectiveness. * Coordination of all CMS projects with the director. * Coordination and monitoring review and/or requests for information from outside agencies; e.g. Health Department, CDC, etc. * Expected to help develop and maintain an effective and ongoing education program on Infection Prevention for staff, patients, and visitors, including orientation program for all new employees. * Ensure that Infection Prevention portion of Orientation for new and continuing employees is up-dated as necessary. * Ensure that Infection Prevention in-service programs are conducted for all departments as requested, and as is required by The Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies. * Assure medical staff is made aware of changes in Infection Prevention Program protocols and/or areas of concern, as identified by Infection Prevention Committee; i.e. by presentation by Infection prevention Chairperson, inclusion in QR up-date for Medial Staff Departments, or own presentation, if indicated. * Maintains and runs the Infection Prevention Department in the absence of the Infection Prevention Manager. Minimum Qualifications: * Bachelor of Science in Nursing * One to two years acute care nursing experience * Certification in Infection Control (CIC) required * Registered Nurse License required * Incumbent may be required to perform emergency duty before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency, crisis situation or disaster (man-made or natural) including evacuation sites. * The person in this position will work in a smoke-free location, and is expected to adhere to all smoking restrictions. * In the spirit of wellness for both our employees and patients, Boca Raton Regional Hospital has instituted a mandatory influenza prevention vaccination program. Current employees must receive the influenza prevention vaccination free of charge during the recognized flu season. As a condition of employment, new hires will be required to comply with all program rules. This is a mandatory program with the exception of documented medical or religious reasons for not receiving the vaccine. For further information on this progressive program, please contact Boca Raton Regional Hospital's Human Resources Department at 561-955-4075.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Full time
Boca Raton, FL 33486, US