Infection Control Practitioner- UMHC/SCCC - Occupational Health
Job location: Miami, FL
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-11-11
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The University of Miami/UHealth UMHC/SCCC - Occupational Health has an exciting opportunity for an Infection Control Practioner . The Infection Control Practitioner provides services and assists with data collection, and education and research activities. The incumbent performs surveillance activities and applies an epidemiological approach to problem solving. Further, this employee abstracts clinical data from various internal documentation sources and enters data into internal and external databases, and utilizes externally defined criteria/algorithms to determine healthcare-associated infection. The Infection Control Practitioner performs analysis and meaningful presentation of data, and participates in process improvement teams.
Compiles information from the following sources: admitting diagnosis, patient, physician, daily microbiological reports, and electronic patient chart review. Suggests measures to control and reduce clusters or outbreaks. Recommends practices to improve the prevention of healthcare-associated infections. Collaborates with leadership to prepare data, and formats and presents reports to hospital-specific committees. Implements educational programs to support infection prevention and control policies, procedures, and practice plans. Provides in-service training programs as requested, and educates personnel about infection control and infectious diseases, both formally and informally. Advises personnel regarding infected or potentially infected patients concerning barrier requirements, including when patients should be removed from isolation. Contributes to policy implementation, ensuring that staff are following proper cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization procedures. Participates in education of public health alerts and disease prevention. Alerts leadership of clusters or possible outbreaks for immediate intervention and notification to public health authorities. Collaborates with all divisions and departments of the facility, as well as with outside public health offices. Monitors and performs surveillance of targeted and non-targeted issues in accordance with the Infection Control Plan, CDC guidelines, and regulatory requirements. Gathers basic information daily for nosocomial infections by reviewing laboratory cultures and OR schedules. Educates clinical and non-clinical staff on multi-drug resistant organisms. Develops educational brochures and information sheets to better educate patients, visitors, and staff on multi-drug resistant organisms. Performs studies as approved by the Infection Control Committee. Assists with investigation of employee infectious disease, and blood and body fluid exposure. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing, BSN required
Certification and Licensing:
Valid Florida RN license, BSN certification required
Minimum three (3) years of relevant experience
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.
Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.
The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.Job Status:Full timeEmployee Type:StaffPay Grade:n8