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INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL PRACTITIONER

Apply Now Job ID 1200837 Date posted 12/20/2018
Job title :INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL PRACTITIONER
Community :FLEXIBLE
Facility :FLEXIBLE
Status :CASUAL
Position Summary

We are looking for specialized Infection Prevention & Control (ICP) Registered Nurses who are looking for the opportunity to work on a casual basis at one of our many acute care sites across the southern interior of BC.

The ICP assists in promoting excellence in infection prevention and control practice and education through the application of practice standards and specialized infection prevention control knowledge and skills. The ICP uses quality improvement methodologies and epidemiological principles as a basis for program planning and implementation.

As a resource in infection prevention and health promotion, the ICP’s client base may include patients/residents/clients, families, front-line staff, managers, ancillary support staff, volunteers, medical staff, administrators and others. The incumbent will provide consultation and information that is research based and includes application of best practice in support of the client.

The ICP is responsible for contributing to excellence in client-centered care. This is accomplished through collaborative planning and organizing of activities necessary to meet Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) standards in the assigned departments, programs, facilities and sites fulfilling functions of health service, education and research.

Days of work are Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 16:00 on a casual as needed basis. Please specify in your application which location(s) you are interested in: Cranbrook, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nelson, Penticton, Salmon Arm, Trail, Vernon or Williams Lake.

If you would like to be part of our diverse nursing team and experience an excellent opportunity to influence infection prevention and control policies and procedures across the health care continuum, we would love to hear from you!


Qualifications

Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). Three (3) years’ recent relevant clinical experience in an acute or community setting, including two (2) years’ relevant experience in a designated clinical area, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Completion, or current enrollment in an approved IPAC Canada sponsored and endorsed Infection Control course. Current Certification in Infection Control (CIC) with the Certification Board for Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC), or expectation that Certification in Infection Control (CIC) will be obtained within two (2) years of hire. Knowledge of the interrelationships between Acute, Residential, Community Health and Public Health Resources in the health delivery system. Strong working knowledge of program development and implementation and performance measures. Valid Class 5 vehicle license required.
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Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships. At Interior Health, Every Person Matters.

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