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Infection Preventionist

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Infection Preventionist - Infection Control 001 - FT Days - SHH PanamaCty BayMedical - Panama City, FL

Mon- Fri day shift - &:30 -4 Pm.  No weekends or holidays, will participate in the after hours and holiday rotation of on-call.

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension Sacred Heart is a faith-based health system that provides a network of hospitals, outpatient health centers, physician offices, rehabilitation centers and a variety of other health services to communities in South Alabama and across Northwest Florida.  The health system includes the 566-bed Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola and the Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart, the region's only facility specializing in the care of children. Major regional services based in Pensacola also include the Heart and Vascular Institute, the area's leading Stroke Center, a Level II Trauma Center, and a Cancer Center affiliated with MD Anderson Cancer Network.   In 2003, Ascension Sacred Heart opened its Emerald Coast hospital, a 76-bed community hospital in Walton County, near Destin, Fla. Ascension Sacred Heart also includes a 75-bed hospital in Panama City where services include a Level II trauma center and advanced cardiovascular care, as well as a 19-bed community hospital in Port St. Joe, FL, that serves Gulf and Franklin counties.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with Sacred Heart Health System-FL, you will have the opportunity to plan, implement, and evaluate infection prevention and control measures.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitors and investigates known or suspected sources of infections in order to determine the source and ensure control.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and implements regulations, standards, and/or guidelines of applicable governmental agencies and professional organizations.
  • Collaborates in the development and delivery of educational programs and/or tools that relate to infection prevention, control, and epidemiology.
  • Reports infection surveillance, prevention and control in formation to local, state and federal public health authorities in accordance with law and regulation.
  • Participates in the development of special studies designed to identify unusual epidemic situations or to evaluate the impact of new products, equipment or delivery of patient care. Reports results to Infection Control Committee and other appropriate departments and/or committees.

What You Will Need

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

  • Preferred Credential(s):
    • Licensed Registered Nurse credentialed from the Florida Board of Nursing. Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Florida. Credentialed from State Board of Nursing or current home state license for multi-state license recognition "Compact State" obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

Education & Work Experience:

  • Bachelors in Nursing,
  • 2 years of nursing experience, Infection Prevention experience preferred.
  •  Is expected to certify in Infection Prevention within 2 years of employment.
  • 3 years of experience preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Sacred Heart Health System is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

E-Verify Statement

Sacred Heart Health System participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.

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Job ID: 384371
Category: Qlty Risk Mgt and Compliance
Ministry: Sacred Heart Health System, FL
Location: Panama City, FL

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