Req ID: 102653
Location: Northern Zone, Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Aberdeen Hospital, Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
Department: QISR Infection Control NZ
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Nursing NSNU
Posting Closing Date: 25-Jan-21
Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.
Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.
Reporting to the Health Services Manager of Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC), the Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) works with physicians and clinical staff in all health sectors to prevent the transmission of Health Care Associated Infections (HAI). They collaborate with patient/clients/residents, families and staff to develop consistent evidenced based IPAC solutions. IPAC works to provide consistent, equitable access to IPAC best practice policies, guidance, standards, education programs and consultative services across all sectors. IPAC provides leadership within Nova Scotia Health Authority’s IPAC program to achieve the best outcomes in health care program and service delivery, safe care and continuous improvement. Duties include, but are not limited to, surveillance activities, pandemic/outbreak management, acting as a resource/providing consultation to patients/clients/residents and stakeholders, providing education and training to staff, physicians and volunteers; keeping current with IPAC literature, standards and guidelines, participating in research activities, product evaluation, construction and design, infrastructure guidance, performing process audits, and applying continuous quality improvement principles.
Baccalaureate degree in Nursing or BSc in Nursing required or demonstrate reasonable evidence of willingness to pursue
Currently registered with the Nova Scotia College of Nurses (NSCN)
5 years acute care clinical experience
Completion or current enrollment in an approved IPAC Canada sponsored and endorsed Infection Control course (Where there are no applicants with this required course, consideration may be given to applicants willing to complete the course within one year of hire. Continued employment is contingent upon successfully completing the course within the year)
Current certification in Infection Control (CIC) or must obtain Infection Control certification within 2 years of assuming the position and maintain certification.
Proficient in the use of various computer programs (Excel, Word, Outlook)
Demonstrate excellent presentation, organization, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated leadership competencies and change management skills
Demonstrates ability to set own objectives with minimal supervision, assess needs of work areas, develop and implement plans of action
Demonstrate experience in the planning, implementation and delivery of teaching programs to adults in health care setting and/or community an asset
Demonstrate experience in dealing tactfully with difficult situations.
Competencies in other languages an asset; French preferred
Travel to local hospitals/long-term care facilities and quarterly meetings required
A Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle required
Hours of Work
Permanent Full-time Position; 75 hours bi-weekly
This is a multi-site position with the home site being Colchester East Hants Health Centre and includes coverage at the Aberdeen Hospital.
$41.3990 - $47.1507 hourly
$48.8010 hourly with 25 years RN experience
Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.
Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.
Criminal Record Check
Proof of education & training certifications
Proof of any additional required qualification
Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
Proof of SIN number
Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Nursing bargaining unit - NSNU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.
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