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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:

Xiomara Hewitt, Membership Chair
Phone: (407) 357-2098
[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!
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: Manager of Infection Prevention  
Full Time, Days
 Where: Florida Hospital Flagler

Florida Hospital Flagler
At Florida Hospital Flagler, we’re deeply rooted in the community and strive to extend the healing ministry of Christ in everything we do. Our recently constructed, state-of-the-art hospital in Palm Coast, Florida is equipped with the latest technology, specially trained experts, and advanced care centers. 
Florida Hospital Flagler is owned and operated by Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization. Through our Christian mission of hope, health and healing, we strive to promote wellness of mind, body and spirit. At Florida Hospital Flagler, providing the best possible care to our community requires hiring the best possible care providers.
 
You will be responsible for:
Manages critical data and information, including surveillance of healthcare associated infections (HAI’s), using a well-designed surveillance program that is based on sound epidemiological principles.  Directs and supports a culture of targeting zero healthcare associated infections. 
Identifies opportunities for improvement based on indicators, process and measure outcomes, other findings and/or observations.  Participates and contributes to the organizations quality improvement plan. 
Develops, recommends, and implements policies and procedures, based on scientifically valid infection prevention and control measures that have a positive impact on the process and preventions of healthcare associated infections.  Collaborates with department directors in the development of policies and procedures ensuring they are integrated and useful in those departments. 
Intervenes directly and indirectly to prevent infections. 
Reports communicable diseases to the Public Health Department in compliance with state, local and federal requirements.
Complies with regulations, guidelines, and accreditation requirements. 
Observes staff compliance with established infection control policies and procedures and reports findings to the department manager. 

What will you need?
Current valid Florida RN license  
Certification in Infection Control or eligibility within 1 year required. 
Two to three years RN experience in an acute care setting required or in an Infection Prevention Management role. 
Two years management experience required. 
Knowledge of epidemiologic principles, infectious diseases, sterilization, sanitation and disinfection practices, as well as, a knowledge of adult education principles required.