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Mercy Hospital has been serving the healthcare needs of South Florida for more than 60 years. As a comprehensive acute healthcare facility, Mercy offers a full range of services to the residents of Miami-Dade county and surrounding communities. Licensed for 488-beds, Mercy Hospital is accredited by Joint Commission. Mercy is affiliated with more than 1,000 physicians representing a wide range of medical specialties.
As Miami-Dade County’s only Catholic hospital, Mercy Hospital is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine, Florida and affiliated with HCA East Florida Division. Since its inception in 1950, Mercy Hospital has maintained its reputation for excellence while following the Catholic tradition of caring for God’s people and providing spiritual support. Mercy Hospital is dedicated to providing excellent medical care, while remaining true to its mission of caring for the physical and spiritual needs of all the people it serves.
Mercy Hospital 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!
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 member of the Infection Prevention Department by serving as a specialist trained in hospital epidemiology. Functions as a resource consultant and educator for patients, physicians, 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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