Infection Prevention Coordinator

Gainesville, Florida
Nov 28, 2023
Nov 30, 2023
Nurse, Registered Nurse
Contract Type
Full Time


Do you want to join an organization that invests in you as a(an) Infection Prevention Coordinator RN? At HCA Florida North Florida Hospital, you come first. HCA Healthcare has committed up to $300 million in programs to support our incredible team members over the course of three years.


HCA Florida North Florida Hospital, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:
  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as free telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 10% off HCA Healthcare stock
  • Family support through fertility and family building benefits with Progyny and adoption assistance.
  • Referral services for child, elder and pet care, home and auto repair, event planning and more
  • Consumer discounts through Abenity and Consumer Discounts
  • Retirement readiness, rollover assistance services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)
  • Employee Health Assistance Fund that offers free employee-only coverage to full-time and part-time colleagues based on income.

Learn more about Employee Benefits

Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients’ lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for a dedicated Infection Prevention Coordinator RN like you to be a part of our team.

Job Summary and Qualifications

Duties: The IP conducts rounds, discusses and monitors infection prevention practices with staff members, collects infection data from departments, maintains records for each case of healthcare- associated infection, conducts outbreak investigation, trains staff members on implementation of infection prevention practices, investigates incidents of infections and reports such incidents to the appropriate person/department, and ensures availability of supplies required for infection prevention activities. Specifically, the IP is responsible for the following:

Making recommendations regarding the prevention and control of infection on a 24-hour basis

Providing advice for all staff members regarding the management of infectious patients/residents and other infection prevention issues

Coordinating the annual infection control risk assessment and annual planin conjunction with the Infection Prevention Committee (IPC).

Conducting surveillance of infections, Ensuring the completion of audits regarding the implementation of and compliance with selected policies

Providing education and training for all staff members and independent practitioners regarding the prevention of HAIs

Liaise with the Employee Health Nurse regarding relevant staff member health issues

Liaise with clinical teams regarding the development of standards, audits, and research

Presenting/providing the infection prevention annual report to the IPC, Quality Assurance department, Chief Executive Officer, and Board of Trustees (as applicable to the institution); this report is to include results of infection prevention program goal achievements and matters of concern

Cooperating with the county and state department of health regarding infectious and communicable disease reporting

Skills:The IP should be a highly energetic individual who demonstrates a desire to develop and implement the infection prevention and control program the IP should have excellent written and oral communication skills, display leadership and creativity, possess time management skills, and have extensive presentation experience. The IP should be adaptable and flexible in order to meet a wide range of service needs.

EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:Graduation from an accredited school of Nursing, a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology or Clinical Laboratory Science, or a Master’s Degree in Public Health or Epidemiology required. BSN preferred.


Registered Nurse: 1 year infection control and 3 years clinical nursing experience preferred. All others: at least 2 years acute care hospital and infection control experience preferred.


Demonstrated skills in organization, verbal and written communications, customer service, math, analysis, reading, following instruction, basic computer usage.


Registered Nurse: FL RN license or appropriate compact licensure required. If compact license held, active FL RN license required within 90 days of hire.

All others: appropriate licensure for profession if applicable.

Certification in Infection Prevention and Control preferred or eligible to certify in Infection Prevention within two years of hire.

HCA Florida North Florida Hospital is a 523-bed, full-service medical and surgical acute care center. For over 49 years, we have served North Central Florida. We offer comprehensive cardiovascular care, oncology, orthopedics, and neurosciences. We offer minimally-invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery, weight loss surgery and treatment. Other services that we provide include women’s health and wound therapy. We are fully accredited by the Joint Commission and certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. Our hospital has an Accredited Chest Pain Center by ACC (American College of Cardiology) and is designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery and Bariatric Surgery. We are committed to patient safety and quality of care. We have received the highest scores available in recognition of this commitment.

HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times.  In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"Good people beget good people."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder
We are a family 270,000 dedicated professionals! Our Talent Acquisition team is reviewing applications for our Infection Prevention Coordinator RN opening. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.Submit your resume today to join our community of caring!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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