HCA Florida Capital Regional - Tallahassee, FL

Director, Infection Prevention

Job Summary

Director, Infection Prevention

We are looking for a registered nurse to fill in the role of Infection Prevention Director at HCA Florida Capital Hospital. You will work with leadership to manage the Infection Prevention program at this 266 bed hospital.

You will need a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, medical technology, clinical laboratory science, Public Health, Microbiology, or Epidemiology, and a Master’s in Nursing or Public Health is preferred. You will be required to have a current state professional license or certification/registration as required by field of practice, along with a Certification in Infection Prevention and Control. You must have 3 years of Infection Control & Prevention experience in an acute care setting and 3 years of leadership experience. Experience in critical care or OR is helpful.

About HCA Florida Capital Hospital

HCA Florida Capital Hospital is a 266-bed acute-care hospital that has been serving the Big Bend community for more than 40 years. We offer 24/7 Emergency Services including a Pediatric ER, Senior Care ER and an Express Care ER. Our offerings also include a Bariatric Center, Behavioral Health Center, Cancer Center, Chest Pain Center w/PCI, Comprehensive Breast Center, Family Center, Heart & Vascular Center, Orthopedic Center, Physical Therapy Services, Sleep Center, Stroke Center, Surgical Services, Network-of-Care Affiliated Physician Practices, and more.

We are a fully-accredited healthcare facility with more than 1,100 employees and 500 physicians. We’re located in Tallahassee, which is Florida’s capital city where you can find natural beauty, historical sites, and year round events. We strive to provide the latest in state-of-the art technologies and best practices, and we are proud of receiving several awards and distinctions over the years. We believe excellent people make excellence happen. If this sounds like the type of meaningful work you’d like to be a part of, we hope you’ll consider our careers at Capital Hospital.

About the town

Tallahassee, FL

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Public Schools

C+

Housing

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Good for Familes

C+

Jobs

B-

Cost of Living

A

Outdoor Activities

C

Crime & Safety

A

Nightlife

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Diversity

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Weather

B+

Health & Fitness

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Commute

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scores

HCA Florida Capital Hospital

MeasureThe Hospital’s ScoreWorst Performing HospitalAvg. Performing HospitalBest Performing HospitalData SourceTime Period Covered
Dangerous object left in patient’s body What’s This?0.0000.3730.020.000CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Air or gas bubble in the blood What’s This?0.0000.642.00160.000CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Patient falls and injuries What’s This?0.4662.0750.420.000CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Infection in the blood What’s This?0.6204.6201.050.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey10/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Infection in the urinary tract What’s This?0.2963.3370.850.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey10/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Surgical site infection after colon surgery What’s This?0.7672.7650.790.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey10/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
MRSA Infection What’s This?2.4794.0331.030.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey10/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
C. diff. Infection What’s This?0.4321.7830.520.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey10/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Death from treatable serious complications What’s This?170.94206.08159.6895.65CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Harmful Events What’s This?0.863.341.000.60CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Dangerous bed sores What’s This? *0.378.780.580.04CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Collapsed lung What’s This? *0.230.480.230.12CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Falls causing broken hips What’s This? *0.120.160.090.07CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Blood Leakage What’s This? *2.255.582.541.26CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Kidney injury after surgery What’s This? *1.313.451.420.58CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Serious breathing problem What’s This? *4.5817.095.181.66CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Dangerous blood clot What’s This? *3.688.413.611.65CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Sepsis infection after surgery What’s This? *4.069.734.962.31CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Surgical wound splits open What’s This? *0.831.540.860.57CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Accidental cuts and tears What’s This? *0.963.971.210.37CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
* This measure is a part of the Harmful Events Composite and is not used for scoring.

Process measures include the management structures and procedures a hospital has in place to protect patients from errors, accidents, and injuries.

MeasureThe Hospital’s ScoreWorst Performing HospitalAvg. Performing HospitalBest Performing HospitalData SourceTime Period Covered
Doctors order medications through a computer What’s This?70586.601002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Safe medication administration What’s This?100584.181002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Specially trained doctors care for ICU patients What’s This?100564.461002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Effective leadership to prevent errors What’s This?120.0046.15117.09120.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Staff work together to prevent errors What’s This?120.000.00116.88120.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Enough qualified nurses What’s This?100.000.0098.36100.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Handwashing What’s This?1001576.221002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Communication with nurses What’s This?907590.2596CMS07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Communication with doctors What’s This?897790.1897CMS07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Responsiveness of hospital staff What’s This?826382.1793CMS07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Communication about medicines What’s This?755775.2489CMS07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Communication about discharge What’s This?786585.7395CMS07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021

Hospital Leadership

MEET THE staff

Natasha Macias

Senior Account Manager, Permanent Placement

Marie Myrick, RN, BSN

Director of Nursing, Behavioral Health

Lacy Phillips, MSN, RN, CPHQ

VP, Quality / Risk Management

Official job description

Director, INfection Prevention - HCA FLorida Capital Regional

Position Summary:
The Director of Infection Prevention is responsible for the facility-wide activities of evaluating and managing infection risks to patients and personnel through extensive surveillance and an effective reporting system. The Director functions as the hospital-wide clinical expert in the prevention and control of infection and is responsible for the facility-wide planning and implementation of the Infection Prevention Program, in order to minimize the probability of transmission of infection, thus providing a safer hospital for our patients and personnel.

Responsible for the Infection Prevention Program for the organization.
Demonstrates effective communication skills
Develops, conducts annual reviews, and revisions to, policies and procedures governing control of infection and communicable diseases, as indicated.
Conducts annual risk analysis based on geographic location, community, populations served, care, treatment and services provided, analysis of surveillance activities and other infection control data.
Prioritizes goals and documents risks per the Infection Prevention Plan based on the annual risk analysis.
Works collaboratively with IP Team and Department Leaders to develop, maintain, revise, and enforce infection prevention and control policies and procedures.
Serves as liaison with regulatory, state, and county agencies as relates to communicable disease reporting.
Responsible for organization-wide compliance with regulatory standards (CDC, TJC, OSHA, CMS, etc.).
Acts as a subject matter expert for infection prevention and control for ICP Staff, nursing staff, students or other clinical or non-clinical colleagues.
Oversees the submission of data to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) per State and CMS requirements to assure accuracy.
Examines microbiology reports of positive isolates to recognize trends, identify hospital acquired infections, and performs / compiles appropriate statistical analysis.
Oversees concurrent and retrospective chart audits as indicated to determine community onset versus hospital acquired conditions.
Oversees and participates in a robust surveillance program to include environment of care rounding, unit rounding, real time observations and audits of compliance with infection prevention bundles, compliance with isolation practices, and compliance with appropriate hand hygiene practices (cleanliness of work environment, patient environment and equipment), to include all procedural areas to assure compliance with OR attire, maintenance of aseptic technique, and monitoring of other high-risk behaviors such as traffic in and out of OR rooms.
Develops strong relationships with staff and leaders and is recognized as the subject matter expert exhibited by comfort of staff in reaching out to IC Director and recognition of IC Director when rounding.
Collaborates with Facilities Management Leadership and staff to assure appropriate ICRAs in place during periods of construction and renovation, and ensuring ongoing patient and staff safety during such activities.
Oversees collection and submission of infection control data to ensure accuracy, completeness and timeliness.
Review, assess and investigate lab data relative to infection rates, sources and identifies trends.
Presents data in such a way that promotes ease of interpretation, analysis and identification of opportunities for improvement (using appropriate charts, graphs, tables, PowerPoint presentations, etc.).

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Leadership abilities in planning and implementing Infection Control Programs, and in serving as a consultant, coordinating, assessing data, and in making appropriate recommendations.
Ability to prioritize projects and data collection to meet deadlines.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Intermediate level skills with Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
Ability to analyze recorded nosocomial infections, and to provide periodic trended statistics and focused reviews to the Infection Control Team / Committee.

Experience Required:
3 years Infection Control & Prevention experience in acute care
3 years of leadership experience required.
Experience working closely with physicians and other clinical care providers in group and one-on-one settings necessary.
Preferred: Experience in critical care and/or OR helpful.

Education Required:
Bachelor degree in nursing, medical technology, clinical laboratory science, Public Health, Microbiology, or Epidemiology required.
Knowledge of epidemiology, infectious disease management, microbiology, public health principles, and statistical analysis of clinical data required.
Preferred: Master’s degree in Nursing (MSN) or Master’s in Public Health (MPH)

Licensure / Certification:
Current state professional license or certification/registration as required by field of practice is required.
Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC)

About the Hospital:
HCA Florida Capital Hospital is a fully accredited healthcare facility with more than 1,100 employees and 500 physicians. A 266-bed, acute-care hospital that offers 24/7 Emergency Services in Leon and Gadsden Counties including a Pediatric ER and an Express Care ER. We also offer a Bariatric Center, Behavioral Health Center, Cancer Center, Chest Pain Center w/PCI, Comprehensive Breast Center, Family Center, Heart & Vascular Center, Orthopedic/Spine Center, Physical Therapy Services, Stroke Center, Surgical Services, Wound Healing Center, Network-of-Care Affiliated Physician Practices, and more.

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Most frequent questions and answers

Yes. All of our open positions come with some sort of relocation allowance to help with the expenses of relocating. 

Yes. We will prep you for every interview you take. We know what our clients are looking for, so we will let you know what to expect and what experiences and accomplishments you should be sure to communicate to them in an interview.

Yes. If you connect us with another Infection Prevention professional that is interested in this position, and ultimately gets hired – we will send you a $500 referral bonus. 

Of course. We work to get you the highest possibly financial package – and communicate our progress throughout the process. We are financially incentivized to get you the most lucrative offer possible. 

Absolutely. We will review your resume before we submit it to the client to make sure it communicates everything it needs to.

First, everything we offer to our candidates is completely FREE. 

We operate as advisors and consultants for your Infection Prevention career. We’ve recruited in this industry for a long time and understand the profession as well as anyone.

If you decide you’d like us to represent you and apply for a position, the first thing our team will do is examine your resumé closely. We will fix up your resumé to ensure it communicates exactly what our client is looking for – demonstrating not only what you’ve been responsible for in previous Infection Prevention positions, but also how effective you’ve been in those roles. 

We have direct access to the hiring managers in the positions we search on which allows us to present your resumé directly to them, knowing exactly what they want to see in a candidate. We will keep you in the loop when this happens and what their initial feedback is. No more waiting in the dark hoping to hear back from HR.

Because of our relationships with the hiring manager, we have the ability to make a case for them to speak with you. It also allows us to get quick, honest feedback following each interview you have. And we will provide that feedback to you, good or bad.

In addition to preparing your resumé and presenting directly to the hiring manager, we also will prep you for each and every interview. Again, we know what our clients are looking for, so we will let you know what to expect and what experiences and accomplishments you should be sure to communicate to them in an interview.

In terms of the interview process, we’ll work with you and the client to get those scheduled during a time that makes sense for you.

Perhaps the most beneficial piece of being represented by Clutch Recruitment is that we’ll negotiate an offer for you – securing the highest possible offer the client can make. Don’t worry about your salary demands rubbing your future employer the wrong way;  we do all of that for you, ensuring a completely fair offer, without the awkwardness that potentially comes with it. We are financially incentivized to get you the highest possible offer, and we will ensure that happens.

Once you accept an offer, our work doesn’t stop. We’ll be there to talk you through your resignation and prepare you for how to handle a counter offer, along with all other complications that may arise. 

We have a large in house sourcing team that collects information from various databases online including LinkedIn, certification boards, and professional associations. 

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