HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Coord IP Wound Care RN - Full Time - Days in Loxahatchee, Florida

WOUND CARE NURSE - Full Time - Days FTE 1.0
PALMS WEST HOSPITAL
LOXAHATCHEE, FL 33470

Since 1986, Palms West Hospital has celebrated excellence in healthcare. Our state-of-the-art 204-bed facility, centrally located in Palm Beach County, offers top-quality care in every category from preventative programs to elective, major, and emergency surgeries. Palms West Hospital has a dedicated Pediatric ER and full-service Children’s Hospital, offering dozens of pediatric healthcare services in one child-friendly place.

Palms West Hospital is located on a spacious 94-acre campus in Palm Beach County, just 12 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. The surrounding areas include Wellington, Royal Palm Beach and Loxahatchee. Wellington is known for its abundant parks, equestrian interests and quality schools. Money Magazine named Wellington as one of the “Best Places to Live” in 2016. Royal Palm Beach and Loxahatchee are known for their large acreage parcels, new homes, and equestrian community. Family Circle recognized Royal Palm Beach as one of the “Top 10 Best Towns for Families.”

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, PWH 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.

Projects an image of professionalism in communication, appearance and conduct. Supports the PI Departments mission. Participates in the continuous quality improvement process. Maintains a working knowledge of departmental standard operating procedures. This knowledge may include the use of specialized instrumentation, software, Quality Control requirements and preventive maintenance. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing, Epidemiology or Public Health.

  • Bachelor of Science preferred.

  • Florida RN Licensure, or

  • Recognized Compact Licensure (subject to Florida Sate Licensing Requirements, including/not limited to ongoing eligibility and duration provisions).

  • Minimum of two years experience in infection control and prevention.

  • Three years clinical experience in acute care setting.

  • Certification in infection control required must be completed within 12 months of employment.

Strong analytical, organizational, interpersonal, leadership and customer service skills. Knowledge of hospital operations, including clinical, financial and support activities. Excellent communication, writing/composition skills, process analysis, critical thinking, problem solving, and ability to manage multiple priorities. Proven track record of working effectively in a flexible work environment with a results-oriented approach

Job: *Nursing - Professional

Title: Coord IP Wound Care RN - Full Time - Days

Location: Florida-Loxahatchee-Palms West Hospital - Palm Beach

Requisition ID: 00477-7678