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Plantation General Hospital
Named one of the nation's Top Performers on Key Quality Measures in 2016 by The Joint Commission, Plantation General Hospital is a 264-bed, acute care hospital that has served Plantation and Central Broward County for more than 50 years. Our facility provides easy access to the vast resources of the HCA Hospital Network, which includes surgeons who excel in minimally invasive surgery with an intense focus in Women and Children's Services. A Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center and 2-year recipient of Healthgrades Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™, we are located within minutes of the Florida Turnpike, I-595 and I-95. Plantation General Hospital offers emergency rooms and intensive care units designated for children, pregnant women and adults. Our goal is to deliver the very best care to our communities and the patients we serve.
Plantation General Hospital 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, employee stock purchase program, and student loan repayment.
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 and education and counseling for patients/families, staff and physicians. This position is intended to help support operational function, efficiency, quality and to improve patient outcomes. The Infection Preventionist consistently demonstrates behaviors that model the core values and the Hospital's mission statement and maintains proficiency in job and age related competencies.
Acts as manager of the Infection Prevention Department by serving as a specialist trained in hospital epidemiology. Functions as a resource consultant and educator for patients, physicians, PGH staff and community. Directly coordinates and monitors infection control for the hospital and its outpatient departments in accordance with professional and regulatory standards. Maintains the standards of nursing care as recommended by the Nursing Department's philosophy and objectives.
Graduate 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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