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Consultant Infection Preventionist

Company: Florida Hospital Association
Location: Lakeland
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Job Description:

Job Summary--The Consultant Infection Preventionist (IP) will perform as a Florida Hospital Association subcontractor and, specifically, as an agent of the Florida Department of Health (DOH) within the Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) Incident Command Structure.--The Consultant IP will respond to facilities where novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection cases or suspected cases have been identified and will participate in the DEM Strike Team to provide infection transmission prevention mitigation.--The Consultant IP will not participate in the direct care or physical assessment of residents, patients, personnel or staff, nor will the Consultant IP advise the facility health care staff or providers in the clinical management of residents, patients or staff.--Strike Team Structure and Process--The DEM will appoint qualified state personnel to assemble a Strike Team that will be deployed to a post-acute care facility to conduct a COVID-19 mitigation response.The DEM Incident Commanders will activate the Consultant IP for mission deployment to a designated site.--The Consultant IP will report to the site within 4 hours of activation.The Consultant IP will participate as a member of the DEM Strike Team and will be required to provide infection prevention and control assessment, education, and performance improvement consultation within the structure of, and at the direction of, a Strike Team Leader at a post-acute care facility during deployment periods.----Subcontract ServicesThe Consultant IP will provide infection prevention and control services, as directed, including:Infection Prevention and Control assessments within the post-acute care facility in accordance with current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, as well as DOH and Agency for Healthcare Administration COVID-19 specific requirements.Address identified assessment priorities; the Consultant IP will provide training to post-acute care facility staff in order to institute essential mitigating measures.----Advise and assist post-acute care facility management staff who are responsible for the implementation of mitigating strategies on site.----Qualifications--Education, Certification and Experience Requirements:Baccalaureate degree in nursing, public health, epidemiology, clinical laboratory science, medical technology or related field preferred.Certified in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) preferred.--Equivalent certification in long term care or ambulatory care acceptable.--A minimum of 5 years in infection prevention and control practice in a health care facility required.--Acute care or post-acute care facility experience preferred.----Infection Risk and Prevention Proficiency Requirements--The Consultant IP may be required to provide consultation in an environment where COVID-19 has been identified and transmission has occurred.--The Consultant IP must be proficient with donning and doffing personal protective equipment (PPE), including N95 respirator, PAPR, CAPR, standard face mask, protective eyewear, gowns, gloves, or other PPE as required.--Instruction may be provided by Strike Team personnel as needed.PPE will be provided by the Strike Team Leader.--Under no circumstances will the Consultant IP enter the facility or perform any procedure without appropriate PPE.--Additional Essential Skills--Analytical--Problem solvingCollaborationStrong oral and written communication skillsAbility to implement evidence-based guidelinesConflict resolution--Program and project managementExpertise in data collection and analysis, report writing, and data presentationLeadershipFamiliar with software technologies--The Florida Hospital Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and inclusive organization. It is FHA's policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of gender, race, color, religion or belief (or lack thereof), sex (including pregnancy) national, social, or ethnic origin; political affiliation; sexual orientation; marital and/or parental status; disability; age; genetic information; past or present military service or veteran status or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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