1+ months

Infection Preventionist

HCA Healthcare
Miami, FL 33128


SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Infection Preventionist

Mercy Hospital
Miami, FL

Facility Description:

MercyHospital has been serving the healthcare needs of South Florida for more than 60years. As a comprehensive acute healthcare facility, Mercy offers a full rangeof services to the residents of Miami-Dade county and surrounding communities.Licensed for 488-beds, Mercy Hospital is accredited by Joint Commission. Mercyis affiliated with more than 1,000 physicians representing a wide range ofmedical specialties.

As Miami-Dade Countys only Catholic hospital, Mercy Hospital is sponsored bythe Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine, Florida and affiliated with HCAEast Florida Division. Since its inception in 1950, Mercy Hospital hasmaintained its reputation for excellence while following the Catholic traditionof caring for Gods people and providing spiritual support. Mercy Hospital isdedicated to providing excellent medical care, while remaining true to itsmission of caring for the physical and spiritual needs of all the people itserves.

MercyHospital is amember of the nations leading provider of healthcare services, HospitalCorporation of America. Historically HCA has been named one of EthispheresWorlds Most Ethical Companies. Join our tradition of excellence!


We offer you an excellent total compensationpackage, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growthopportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent workwith us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life,disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stockpurchase program, and student loan repayment.

Job Description:

The InfectionPreventionist is responsible for comprehensive surveillance activities,applying an epidemiological approach to identification of infection preventionissues that include chart review, updating of databases and preparation ofsummary reports and provides clinical support to performance improvementoperations, patient care delivery and Medical Directors. Assists in thedissemination of results/findings and maintains communication patterns withstaff and physicians. Provides a professional consulting role and education andcounseling for patients/families, staff and physicians. This position isintended to help support operational function, efficiency, quality and toimprove patient outcomes. The Infection Preventionist consistently demonstratesbehaviors that model the core values and the Hospitals mission statement andmaintains proficiency in job and age related competencies.

Acts as member of theInfection PreventionDepartment by serving as a specialist trained inhospital epidemiology. Functions as a resource consultant and educatorfor patients, physicians, staff and community. Directly coordinatesand monitors infection control for the hospital and its outpatient departmentsin accordance with professional and regulatory standards. Maintains thestandards of nursing care as recommended by the Nursing Departments philosophyand objectives.



Graduate of anaccredited School of Nursing, Epidemiology or Public Health; Bachelor ofScience preferred. If a nurse they must be licensed to practice inFlorida. Special training in surveillance, prevention and control ofnosocomial infections.

Minimum of two yearsexperience in infection control and prevention and three years clinicalexperience in acute care setting. Certification in infection controlrequired must be completed within 12 months of employment.


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For questions about your job application or this site please contact HCAhrAnswers at 1-844-422-5627 option 1.



Posted: 2020-04-09 Expires: 2020-06-07

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