Manager, Infection Prevention and Control

Manager, Infection Prevention and Control

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Author pmnationtalk
Date October 17, 2020
Type Term - Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Kelowna, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Manager, Infection Prevention and Control

Competition #: 01457278
Bargaining Unit: NON-CONTRACT


Position Summary
Interior Health is looking for a Manager, Infection Prevention and Control. If you are interested in expanding your career opportunities and develop your leadership skills, this is the position for you!

About the Role:

The Manager is responsible for providing leadership and direction for the operations, management, utilization, risk management, and quality improvement within the Infection Prevention and Control portfolio. The Manager applies management theory and concepts to leading, staffing, monitoring, evaluating, and data gathering including the development of relevant outcome measures pertinent to the program. The Manager will be working closely with National, Provincial, and Regional representatives and will ensure compliance with Provincial mandates. The Manager is accountable for efficient, effective utilization of approved physical, financial, and human resources; for guiding and coordinating activities of the area(s) in accordance with professional standards; and supporting the goals and strategic direction of Interior Health.

This is a temporary position until March 31, 2022.

Some Key Duties may include:

• Facilitates and directs the development, implementation, and evaluation of program specific goals and objectives, standards and policies, ensuring consistency with the established standards and objectives of the services within Interior Health.

• Maintains fiscal accountability by collecting and monitoring necessary fiscal and utilization data and analyzes data appropriately. Ensures effective use of resources within the program. Monitors the budgets, identifies variances, and takes corrective action as required to maintain expenditures within the approved budgets.

• Participates in the development and implementation of quality improvement and risk management initiatives in accordance with Interior Health standards and processes and in compliance with Provincial mandates.

• Identifies stakeholders across Interior Health and together develops effective and timely communications methods.

• Analyzes current trends and data to ensure the best possible care for the patients/residents in Interior Health.

• Acts as a change agent within the service fostering an environment of innovation and critical thinking.

• Collaborates with interdisciplinary clinical teams and additional stakeholders to ensure all HCWs have information regarding IPAC best practices and are able to identify and resolve problems, share successes, and secure support/resources.

• Ensures the development and implementation of an effective recruiting, performance review and performance enhancement strategy, growth and development of select personnel and succession planning within the service area.

• Identifies potential leaders and provides support and assistance to those individuals to address career goals.

• Administers collective agreements and represents the employer in the grievance process, on various union/management committees, and during essential service situations.

• Analyses current trends and data in assigned areas of responsibility relating to the provision of accessible, comprehensive, efficient, and effective service/care. This includes sick time, overtime, WCB, staff turnover, vacation utilization, and vacancies.

• Maintains a positive and productive work environment respecting the value of an interdisciplinary team approach to the provision of health services. Promotes the creation of a quality work environment.

• Identifies the educational needs of staff. Communicates with educational personnel regarding identified needs and collaboratively plans the opportunities for professional development.

• Establishes and maintains contacts with professional colleagues, organizations, and groups, both internal and external to Interior Health.

• Maintains own continuing education with respect to clinical knowledge/expertise, change management, and patient/staff safety.

• Performs other duties as assigned

Some of the Benefits of Joining Interior Health:

An attractive remuneration package and excellent career prospects awaits the right candidate. In addition to a competitive wage, we offer Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage and paid annual vacation starting at 4 weeks (20 days) up to a maximum of 7 weeks (35 days). We also offer an attractive defined employee pension plan, and options for maternity &/or paternity leave top-up.

Interior Health strives to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. Together, we create great workplaces.

• Baccalaureate Degree in a Health Related field; Masters Degree preferred.
• A minimum of seven to ten years recent experience in a health related field with three years in a management/administrative position.
• Current practicing membership in the respective heath related profession.
• Recent experience with participating in or working with Regional Health Authorities in system change initiatives is a significant asset.
• Valid BC class 5 driver’s license.

Skills and Abilities
• Demonstrated ability to guide individuals and groups while maintaining group cohesion, motivation, commitment, and effectiveness
• Demonstrated ability to effectively introduce and manage change that is consistent with the vision, purpose, and operating principles of Interior Health
• Demonstrated ability to plan, develop, implement, manage, and evaluate programs
• Excellent negotiation skills to relate effectively with clients, medical staff, and members of the interdisciplinary team
• Defines own continuing education needs and maintains competency through reading literature, management workshops, seminars, and available educational offerings

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT


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