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Membership

FPIC Supports CIC Certification

Certification represents the commitment of an infection preventionist and an institution to the continued improvement of infection prevention and control functions and their contribution to healthcare and patient safety. The mission of CBIC is to protect the public through the development, administration, and promotion of an accredited certification in infection prevention and control. Safety of the public is essential to CBIC.

As an infection prevention professional, certification reaffirms that through your study and hard work, you have an internationally recognized level of knowledge in the field of infection prevention and control. It also gives you a sense of professional accomplishment.

How Membership works:

The FPIC membership period runs from Jan 1st through Dec 31st, each calendar year.
Membership is not 12 months after your payment or receipt of your card. 

Example:
1) Member signs up in January, membership will end Dec 31st.
2) Member signs up on June 1st, membership will end on Dec 31st. Both members will be eligible to vote, obtain the seminar member’s discount and attend the member’s luncheon.

You may elect to sign up for the following calendar year.
Example: New member signs up in September for next year's membership. This person’s membership will begin January 1st the following year. They would not be able to vote, not be eligible for the seminar member’s discount or attend the member’s luncheon until the following year.​


For any questions regarding
membership please contact our
membership chair:

Tiffany Richens, Membership Chair
Phone: (407) 303-2756
T[email protected]

Educational Opportunities:

Infection Control training through Florida Health​​

The Health Care-Associated Infections Prevention Program of the Florida Department of Health has five separate web-based training modules on Infection Control, specifically created for facility nursing staff members in acute care hospitals, ambulatory care, and nursing homes. These trainings are available on demand, at your convenience, and at no charge. Each will satisfy one hour of continuing education units.  For more information CLICK HERE !  Some topics are listed below.  
   
Blended Learning Series (Compilation)

Introduction and Overview (both classes are required):

Elective Modules (only one course from this section is required):



    
Education and Events through Florida Hospital Association (FHA)

The Florida Hospital Association is dedicated to furthering the education of its hospital and community members. FHA offers numerous conferences, workshops, webinars and many other opportunities to learn about the latest health care issues impacting Florida, as well as various sponsorship opportunities to connect your organization with health care leaders around the state.  

CLICK HERE!
FHA- Hospital- Acquired Infections (HAIs) Link
Great resource tools for Infection Preventionists!
Safe Healthcare: A CDC Webinar Series

 CDC, in collaboration with various clinical partners, presents the webinar series, Tune in to Safe Healthcare, which focuses on a variety of infection control and prevention topics. 

CLICK HERE!
2018 Infection Control Webinar Series from The Joint Commission
(there is a cost associated with this webinar series)

During these 60-minute live activities, expert faculty will examine the impact of infections on healthcare delivery systems and the implementation of strategies that can reduce or prevent the spread of infections.

CLICK HERE for more information!

Florida Infection Prevention Job Opportunities 

Looking for job opportunities in Infection Prevention?  Look below! 
If you have a job opportunity you would like to post, please visit the "Contact Us" page and fill out the information and we will contact you back. 
​Position: Systems Director Infection Control 
Full Time
 Where: Brooksville/Spring Hill
For more information CLICK HERE!


Job Summary:
The Systems Infection Control Practitioner is a professional nurse who is responsible for ensuring compliance with state, federal and JCAHO standards relating to infection control.  Reports to the Chief Quality Officer and Regulatory Compliance. The Systems Infection Control Practitioner is responsible for the planning, development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of both hospital’s wide infection control program.  The Systems Infection Control Practitioner collaborates with and acts as a consultant for the department managers and staff.  Advises implements and evaluates measures necessary to prevent the spread of infections within the hospitals and community.

Education: 
Graduate of a school of nursing.  Completes a basic infection control course within the first year of entering the position.

Experience: 
Five years’ experience as a Registered Nurse.  Has knowledge and experience in areas of patient care practices, microbiology, asepsis, disinfection/sterilization, adult education, infectious diseases, communication, program administration and epidemiology.

Licenses/Certifications: Current State of FL RN license; BLS certification required.


Position:  Infection Control Practioner
Full Time (80), Days, 8:00- 5:00
 Where: Indian River Medical Center- Vero Beach
For more information CLICK HERE!


Basic Function:
The Infection Control Practitioner coordinates comprehensive, organization-wide infection surveillance, prevention, and control program in accordance with current requirements of regulatory, government, and accrediting / licensing agencies and organizational policies and procedures.  Duties include surveillance for healthcare-associated infections (HAI); collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of surveillance data; outbreak investigation; and program evaluation.  Responsible for the day-to-day administration and development of the infection surveillance, prevention, and control program.

Nature and Scope:
This position will interact with and support medical and hospital staff and hospital leadership, and will interact with external agencies.

Minimum Requirements:
-Five (5) years of experience in clinical / patient care services or relevant health care position.
 
-Current Florida Nursing License.  Other clinical licensure / certification will be considered with appropriate experience.

-Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, microbiology, public health, medical technology, or related field preferred.

-Certified Infection Control (CIC) from the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology preferred.




Position:  OPS BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST IV - 64801450
Salary: $25.00 - $30.00/hour
Posting Closing Date: 7/15/2019


Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist with outbreak response and containment of Health care-Associated Infections/Antibiotic Resistance (HAI/AR) pathogens to include facility outreach, coordination of response activities, write up of final reports, and providing updates to HAI Program and Bureau of Epidemiology (BOE) leadership per CDC and DOH protocol.
Assist with the development of tools, resources, and training materials for health care facilities to support the implementation of best practices for infection prevention and outbreak preparedness planning per CDC guidelines and DOH protocol.
Assist with the recruitment of facilities to participate in the Infection Control Assessment and Response (ICAR) assessments. Using the CDC ICAR Assessment tool, conduct non-regulatory site visits at health care facilities to evaluate infection prevention practices and assess the readiness to prevent the spread of highly infectious diseases. Identify opportunities for improvement using CDC and DOH tools.
Develop and implement facility mitigation action plans with input from facility leadership and staff within one month of the site visit. Track health care facilities progress towards addressing action plan objectives.
Implement a system to ensure follow-up with the assessed facilities occurs in a consistent and timely manner. Assist facilities with the implementation of best practices based on assessments and action plans per CDC guidelines and DOH protocol.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of epidemiology, microbiology, and infection control.
Knowledge and understanding of program policies, and administrative guidance related to infection prevention and control.
Knowledge in statistics and statistical packages (e.g., SAS and R).
Skill in utilizing a computerized tracking system (NHSN).
Skill in collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data using computer software (e.g. Access database, Epi Info, Excel).
Ability to communicate in writing.
Ability to communicate orally.
Ability to analyze, evaluate, research and interpret scientific guidelines/protocols, policies, and regulations.

A master’s degree in epidemiology, or equivalent degree in a health-related field, such as MPH and/or RN education is required.

Preferences:
Five (5) or more years of experience in outbreak investigations
Five (5) or more years of experience in infection control
Current Certification in Infection Control and Prevention (CIC)