PRACTITIONER, INFECTION CONTROL
Quality & Patient Relations and Infection PreventionTemporary Full Time (Approx. 6 months)
Working with the Patient Care Services Team, this position will be responsible for adhering to the hospital Infection Control programme. The Infection Control Practitioner is an active member of the Infection Prevention and Control Committee, acts as a resource to the hospital and community and liaises with Public Health and community groups.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Provides consultation to clinical and non-clinical areas of the hospital on matters of infection prevention and control within the hospital and in the community setting.
- Implements and conducts patient surveillance activities according to established criteria, best practices and evidence-based literature.
- Implements/initiates quality improvement activities aimed at ensuring best practices are followed to prevent hospital acquired infections.
- Involved in outbreak management involving all of the areas/services within the hospital and able to perform epidemiological analysis of outbreak and surveillance data.
- Review, revises and implements infection control policies and procedures.
- Provides education, orientation and in-service to all disciplines.
- Liaison with physicians with regard to hospitalized patients and community problems which may be related to hospital stay, as pertains to infection control.
- Liaison between Joseph Brant Hospital and Public Health with regards to reporting of communicable diseases and feedback on community based problems.
- Participates/ represents the hospital on internal and external committees as needed with respect to Infection Control.
- Maintain professional competency by participation in regional, national and international Infection Control Associations and recertification of practitioner status (CIC) on a 5 year basis.
- Patient Safety will be specifically considered as the incumbent performs the duties, functions or services of their job.
- Considers safety of self and co-workers while performing work.
- Current license or registration as Registered Nurse or Medical Technologist with preparation at the degree level for Microbiology or Healthcare-related field.
- Certification in Infection Control (CIC), or in progress, is preferred.
- Minimum 3 years clinical experience of Infection Control is preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with, all staff, Administrative personnel, medical staff and clients of JBH.
- Knowledge and training in adult education and /or demonstrated skill in teaching.
- Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to deal with confidential information and conflict management.
- Computer skills to include: data entry, database management, literature searches, spreadsheet and word processing.
Employees are expected to demonstrate our values of compassion, accountability, respect and excellence.
Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources quoting the posting number “HR-71-14/15 – IPAC Practitioner”.
Joseph Brant Hospital
1230 North Shore Boulevard
Burlington, Ontario L7S 1W7
Joseph Brant Hospital is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at 905-632-3737 ext. 4129.