The Infection Preventionist (IP) directs and coordinates the infection control program in the hospital. The designated person will be given the authority to implement and enforce the Surveillance, Prevention and Control Program policies, coordinate all infection prevention and control within the hospital and facilitate ongoing monitoring of the effectiveness of prevention and/or control activities and interventions.
Minimum education, training and background for the successful candidate include:
a.Experienced healthcare professional with a health sciences background;
oTypically a registered nurse (RN), physician, epidemiologist, or medical technologist (MT).
oHas knowledge and experience in patient care practices, microbiology, aseptic technique, disinfection/sterilization, adult education, infectious diseases, communication, program administration, and epidemiology.
b.Preferred: Certified in infection prevention and control when eligible through the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology; and maintains certification.
oCompletes a basic infection control training course within the first six months of entering the profession or being hired at a Tenet facility, whichever comes first.
c.Baccalaureate degree preferred, or, in recognition of the current demographics of the field, IPs without a baccalaureate degree are considered compliant with entry-level educational standards as long as certification is maintained.
Three (3) years in infection control in acute care setting preferred.
Registered Nurse-Licensed in the state of Florida required.
Certification in Infection Control preferred.
Field of Expertise: nursing, microbiology
Primary Location: Delray Beach, Florida
Facility: Delray Medical Center
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 2005002757
About Delray Medical Center
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.