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Infection Preventionist / Full-Time Aventura Hospital and Medical Center Aventura, FL Facility Description:
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, a facility of HCA's East Florida Division, is a fully accredited 407-bed acute care medical/surgery facility providing award-winning inpatient and outpatient diagnostic, medical, surgical and cancer services. In order to meet the needs of our ever-growing community we are a designated Level II Trauma Center and have broken ground on a $75.6M expansion project to increase emergency room capacity and bring a new patient tower and parking garage to Aventura Hospital and Medical Center.
Ideally located in luxurious South Florida, Aventura Hospital is home to a community rich with diversity and world class infused culture. Our prime location - nestled between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale - means you will be surrounded by the very best South Florida has to offer!
Aventura Hospital & Medical Center is a member of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, Hospital Corporation of America. Historically HCA has been named one of Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies. Join our tradition of excellence!Benefits:
We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, and employee stock purchase program.
The Infection Preventionist is responsible for comprehensive surveillance activities, applying an epidemiological approach to identification of infection prevention issues that include chart review, updating of databases and preparation of summary reports, and provides clinical support to performance improvement operations, patient care delivery and Medical Directors. Assists in the dissemination of results/findings and maintains communication patterns with staff and physicians. Provides a professional consulting role for patients/families, staff, and physicians. This position is intended to help support operational functionality, efficiency, quality, and assist in improving patient outcomes. The Infection Preventionist consistently demonstrates behaviors that model the core values and the Hospital's mission and values.
Projects an image of professionalism in communication, appearance and conduct. Supports the Quality Department mission. Participates in the continuous quality improvement process. Maintains a working knowledge of departmental standard operating procedures. This knowledge may include the use of specialized instrumentation, software, Quality Control requirements and preventive maintenance. Performs other duties as assigned.
QualificationsGraduate of an accredited School of Nursing, Epidemiology or Public Health; Bachelor of Science preferred. If a nurse they must be licensed to practice in Florida. Special training in surveillance, prevention and control of nosocomial infections. Minimum of two years' experience in infection control and prevention and three years clinical experience in acute care setting. Certification in infection control required must be completed within 12 months of employment.
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