We have an exciting opportunity for a Manager for our Infection Prevention and Control department at Interior Health. This is a key leadership role and will be expected to work with all levels of employees within the organization.
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.
A few typical duties:
• 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, disability and life insurance, and options for maternity &/or paternity leave top-up.
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• Bachelors Degree in nursing, health sciences, or related field.
• Seven to ten years recent, related clinical experience, including three years in a leadership role.
• Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Current registration with the relevant professional college or association preferred.
Starting salary is approximately from 92K to 104K and will be based on education, training and experience
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.
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 internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.