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Company: Ocala Regional Medical Center
Location: Ocala, FL
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Description

Description

SHIFT: No Weekends
SCHEDULE: Full-time

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Infection Prevention Coordinator has oversight of the infection control program at the hospital and its campuses under the supervision of the IP Director.  This includes management of surveillance, reporting, monitoring and education of all staff involved in these processes.

 

Essential Functions include (but are not limited to):

 

  • Responsible for development and implementation of Annual Infection Prevention and Control Plan based on recommendations from and approval of Infection Control Committee.
  • Reviews, assesses and investigates lab data relative to infection rates, sources, and trends associated with specific objectives as determined by the Infection Prevention Committee.
  • Works collaboratively with all hospital departments to develop, maintain, revise and enforce infection prevention policies and procedures.
  • Works with Materials Management and all Department Managers to devise more efficient, reliable and cost effective ways to ensure the integrity of infection prevention activities and safety of the patients and staff.
  • Responsible for the agenda, Infection Prevention reports and introduction of business at the Infection Prevention Committee meetings.
  • Serves as liaison for the Infection Prevention Committee with hospital committees and departments.
  • Makes rounds and establishes contact with nursing units, endoscopy, and other departmental staff to determine problem areas, policy compliance and informational needs.
  • Participates and supports community education.

 

 

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

 

  • Demonstrated skills in organization, verbal and written communications, customer service, math, analysis, reading, following instruction, basic computer usage.
  • Acquires and maintains current knowledge and skills in the area of infection prevention, control and epidemiology.
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge and advances education, knowledge, and skills as they relate to infection prevention and control, NHSN public reporting and performance improvement.
  • Demonstrates ability to set priorities.
  • Is knowledgeable of and performs well in stress and emergency situations.
  • Collaborates well with other disciplines to identify educational needs and/or provide patient/family education regarding infections and communicable diseases as per hospital policy and procedure.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • RN:
    • Graduate from an accredited school of Nursing required; BSN preferred
    • Florida Registered Nurse (RN) license required (or appropriate compact license)
    • 1 year infection control and 3 years clinical nursing experience preferred 
    • Certification in Infection Prevention and Control preferred; or eligible to certify within 2 years of hire
  • If not an RN:
    • Will consider a Bachelor's degree in medical technology, clinical laboratory science; or a Master's degree in Public Health or Epidemiology
    • Appropriate licensure for profession required
    • 2 years acute care hospital and Infection Control experience preferred
    • Certification in Infection Prevention and Control preferred; or eligible to certify within 2 years of hire

 

 

Ocala Health encompasses Ocala Regional Medical Center, a 256-bed facility located in the heart of Ocala, and West Marion Community Hospital, a 174-bed hospital located in west Marion County, Summerfield ER, a freestanding emergency department located in southern Marion County, and Maricamp ER, a freestanding emergency department located on Maricamp Road in Ocala. Ocala Regional Medical Center is a Level II Trauma Center and a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The hospitals offer a host of other quality and award winning services including orthopedic care and joint replacement, robotic surgery, cardiac and vascular services including open heart surgery and interventional procedures, emergency, neurological and rehabilitation services, and bariatric surgery. Ocala Health has the only Commission on Cancer approved cancer center in Marion County. Ocala Health's outpatient facilities include Family Care Specialists, a primary care network of six locations throughout Marion County; Advanced Imaging Centers; a freestanding Wound and Hyperbaric Center; a Senior Wellness Community Center; and three surgical and physician specialty practices.

 

We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. We offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs. Some of our unique benefits we offer include:

  • Student Loan Repayment
  • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs
  • Paid Personal Leave
  • 401k (100% annual match – 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)
  • Identity Theft Protection discounts
  • Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)

 

An EEO/AA Employer M/F/V/D

 

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