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Infection Preventionist (IP) - Infection Control Nurse (RN)

Englewood Community Hospital is located in the Tampa Bay area along Florida's Gulf Coast. A 100-bed acute care hospital offering a wide variety of healthcare services, we strive to create a culture that fosters compassion and kindness. With the patient as our primary focus, we have been recognized for our efforts in the prevention and treatment of illnesses including heart disease, general surgery, emergency care, urology and orthopedics. Working with a team of dedicated community physicians, we are able to achieve our vision of being the healthcare provider of choice in the community we serve.
The Infection Preventionist / Infection Control RN:

  • Coordinates the hospital's Infection Control 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.


Responsibilities include:

  • Performs assessment, reassessment, development and implementation of the Infection Control Plan in accordance with regulatory agencies and all federal and state requirements.

  • 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.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the specific conditions, diseases, and treatment therapies for the specific patient/health care worker population of the organization.

  • Participates in patient rounding to improve patient outcomes and positively affect overall patient experience.

  • Conducts surveillance, reporting, data analysis and identifies healthcare associated infections using NHSN criteria, CDC guidelines. Complies with CMS, notifiable diseases and organizational reporting requirements.


Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years of clinical nursing experience (acute-care setting preferred)

  • 1-3 years of Infection Control/Prevention experience preferred

  • Current State of Florida Registered Nurse licensure
    BSN preferred

  • CIC (Certified Infection Control) certification preferred; Required within 2 years if applicant does not currently posess


Company Description:

At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, we are the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities. Milton Johnson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA.




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