RN Infection Preventionist
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 Control Practitioner coordinates the hospitals 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.
Role Accountabilities 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.