The Infection Control Practitioner develops, implements, monitors and evaluates infection control practices within our organization, based on best practice standards proven to reduce the acquisition/transmission of pathogens amongst patients and staff. Key practices include surveillance, measures to contain organisms of epidemiological importance and outbreak management. By providing consultation, guidance and coaching regarding infection safety practices to patient care teams, the Infection Control Practitioner is influential in advancing key patient and staff infection safety initiatives. This role functions as a consultant, role model, investigator and educator responsible for recommending and implementing strategies that impact our patients and their families, all health care workers (ie. staff, physicians and volunteers) and the public.
Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
Registered Nurse (BScN preferred), or Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Bachelors Degree and current registration with the relevant College or Association required
Current Certification with the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CIC), or obtain within two years of hire
Two years experience in IPAC or related area preferred
Experience working in a hospital or public health facility
Demonstrated clinical expertise in required discipline
Experience with epidemiological data gathering, statistics and audits
Knowledge of and skills in implementing infection prevention and control measures
Preferred knowledge of the nature and processes of hospital associated infections and outbreaks in a healthcare environment, investigatory and medical surveillance procedures, documentation and standards.
An effective influencer
Excellent teaching and presentation skills, (plan, develop and conduct) and applies knowledge of adult learning principles
Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in coaching others
Ability to work independently, self-directed and able to effectively interact with clinical & non-clinical teams
Superior communication (both written and verbal),interpersonal and relationship building skills
Proficient with various computer systems and software programs including: database management, word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications, (MS Office).
Demonstrated ability to interface effectively with physicians, leaders and staff as well as external agencies and the public
Demonstrates commitment to professional development and learning
Demonstrates understanding of continuous improvement principles and tools.
Possesses highly developed analytical, problem solving, critical thinking and conflict resolution skills
Highly organized, with an ability to determine priorities and plan activities while performing a variety of different responsibilities with conflicting deadlines
Proficiency in French would be an asset
Teaching and Research
St. Joseph's Health Care London through its affiliation with Western University and Fanshawe College is a leading research and teaching hospital. As an employee of St. Joseph's you will be expected to engage in role related teaching and research activities in addition to any of your clinical duties
Provide documentation you have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and a written commitment to follow any future Public Health recommendations and St. Joseph's Health Care London policies and processes related to Covid management in the workplace.
Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing
Posting date: December 07, 2021
Submission deadline: December 13, 2021
Julie Neilans, Human Resources
Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.
Only those under consideration will be contacted.