Infection Prevention & Control Practitioner

Infection Prevention & Control Practitioner

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date September 14, 2021
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Vernon, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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 Job title :INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL PRACTITIONER
Community :VERNON
Facility :VERNON JUBILEE HOSPITAL
Status :TERM SPECIFIC FULL TIME

Position Summary

If you are a Registered Nurse (RN) who is experienced in Infection Prevention and Control practice, then prepare to join our innovative and growing team at Interior Health.

The Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner (ICP) promotes excellence in infection prevention and control practice and education, through the application of clinical skills combined with specialized infection prevention control practice and knowledge; within a patient and family centered care model.

The ICP utilizes risk management and continuous improvement methodologies in leading programs and providing expert advice. Acting as a specialty education resource with a wide ranging client base including; patients, physicians, nurses, health care leaders and health services. The ICP provides consultation, collaboration, advocacy and teaching in infection prevention and health promotion best practice and epidemiological principles.

This is a term specific full time position until March 31, 2022. This position is located at a P3 site, Heritage Square.

Hours of work are rotating 08:00 to 16:00, Monday to Friday.

Interior Health offers a work environment conducive to your personal growth and career development, including access to progressive clinical resources, a network of skilled multidisciplinary professionals and exciting work opportunities and initiatives in locations that enable you to truly maximize your work-life balance. We offer competitive pay, comprehensive benefits, pension plan and generous employer paid vacation and sick time in addition to coverage for long-term disability and relocation assistance may be available.

If you have completed a an IPAC recognized Infection Control course and have outstanding infection control experience, clinical and critical thinking skills; apply today and join our leading health organization!

We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes. Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to Aboriginal[email protected] to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.

Community Profile:
The thriving city of Vernon is home to approx. 40,000 residents, situated at the northern end of the sunny Okanagan Valley within just a short drive to Kelowna International Airport and UBC Okanagan. The city is home to a diverse arts community and boasts major amenities surrounded by stunning scenery, beautiful lakes, award winning wineries and golf courses and offers easy access to the world renowned Silver Star Mountain Resort.

Qualifications

• Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
• Three (3) years’ recent related clinical experience in an acute or community setting, which includes two (2) years’ recent experience working directly with infection control processes (such as, outbreak management, surveillance, routine practices and additional precautions) and activities such as research, adult learner instructional design, facilitation of work teams/projects and quality improvement initiatives.
• Completion of a recognized infection control course (such as, IPAC Canada Novice, UBC Basic IPAC, Queens Basic IPAC, Centennial College Basic IPAC) or Certification in Infection Control (CIC®).
• Valid Class 5 vehicle license required.

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