INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL PRACTITIONER

  • Company:
    Interior Health Authority
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    14 hours ago
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Job title :INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL PRACTITIONERCommunity :KELOWNAFacility :DAVID LLOYD JONES HOMEStatus :RELIEF FULL TIMEPosition SummaryIf 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. This is a full-time relief (temporary) ED2 position available until approximately December 2021 or the return of the current incumbent.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. 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!This position is situated downtown in the vibrant and growing city of Kelowna. The city offers so much for professionals and families to enjoy such as world class skiing, golfing, hiking and biking trails, amazing beaches and a diverse arts and culture scene. Come live, work and play where others only vacation.QualificationsGraduation from an approved school of Nursing with current practicing registration 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.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 AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.