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INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL PRACTITIONER

Apply Now Job ID 1193041 Date posted 12/18/2018
Job title :INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL PRACTITIONER
Community :PENTICTON
Facility :PENTICTON REGIONAL HSPTL
Status :RELIEF FULL TIME
Position Summary

If you are a Registered Nurse (RN) with strong clinical experience, specialized infection control knowledge and skills along with a desire to grow your career whilst setting new standards in health care; then prepare to join our team at the Penticton Regional Hospital.

This is a relief full-time position until approximately JANUARY 2020 or return of the incumbent. Days of work are Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 16:00.

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 competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits and pension plan, excellent vacation entitlement and relocation assistance. Work environments that support growth and development, access to progressive clinical resources, a network of skilled multidisciplinary professionals and access to learning and rewarding work opportunities. Come live work and play where others only vacation!

Community Profile: We live where people come for holidays! With one of the best year-round climates in Canada it’s easy to enjoy our two beautiful lakes, acres of parks, and wilderness trails on the local mountains. Penticton's population is approximately 33,000 and offers small town charm conveniently located for world class wineries, award-winning restaurants, craft brew pubs, local foods markets, festivals, concerts and ski areas.


Qualifications

Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing plus 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.
Current practicing BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) registration required.
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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