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. Kelowna General Hospital is hiring a relief full time Infection Control Practitioner (ICP)!
The Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice as outlined by the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives. The ICP promotes a safe and respectful environment for clients, families, visitors and staff.
Reporting to the Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Manager, the ICP works to reduce the acquisition of healthcare-associated infections by contributing to the development of standards for and assisting in the monitoring of infection control measures in acute, long term care and community settings within IH. The ICP participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of infection control initiatives using quality improvement methodologies, evidence-informed practice, knowledge of infectious diseases processes, principles of epidemiology and microbiology, surveillance, routine practices, additional precautions, research utilization and education. The ICP functions as a consultant, mentor, educator in infection prevention and control with all levels of IH staff, visitors, volunteers and others.
The ICP is responsible for promoting excellence in client-centered care through collaborative planning and organizing of activities necessary to meet IPAC standards in the assigned departments, programs, facilities and sites fulfilling functions of health service, education and research.
This is a relief full time position until SEP 09, 2024 or until return of the incumbent.
Hours of work are rotating 08:00 to 16:00, Monday to Friday.
Interior Health offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:
• 4 weeks’ vacation
• Insurance premiums paid by Interior Health
• Medical Services Plan
• Extended Health Coverage
• Dental Health Coverage
• Pension Plan
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 are enrolled in or have completed 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!
Education, Training and Experience:
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 long term care setting, which includes two (2) years’ recent related experience working directly with infection control processes (such as, outbreak management, point of care risk assessment, routine practices and additional precautions).
Completion of, or enrollment in, an IPAC Canada endorsed Infection Prevention and Control course including:
• Centennial College Onsite and Online Infection Control course
• Queen’s University online basic Infection Control course
• University of British Columbia IPAC certificate
• Bay River College, Infection Prevention and Control Program
Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Valid Class 5 vehicle license required.
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.