If you are a Registered Nurse (RN) who is experienced in Infection Prevention and Control practice, then prepare to join our innovative and growing team at Interior Health.
The Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice as outlined by the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives. The ICP promotes a safe and respectful environment for clients, families, visitors and staff.
Reporting to the Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Manager, the ICP works to reduce the acquisition of healthcare-associated infections by contributing to the development of standards for and assisting in the monitoring of infection control measures in acute, long term care and community settings within IH. The ICP participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of infection control initiatives using quality improvement methodologies, evidence-informed practice, knowledge of infectious diseases processes, principles of epidemiology and microbiology, surveillance, routine practices, additional precautions, research utilization and education. The ICP functions as a consultant, mentor, educator in infection prevention and control with all levels of IH staff, visitors, volunteers and others.
The ICP is responsible for promoting excellence in client-centered care through collaborative planning and organizing of activities necessary to meet IPAC standards in the assigned departments, programs, facilities and sites fulfilling functions of health service, education and research.
This is a relief full time position until September 05, 2023 or until return of the incumbent.
Interior Health offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:
- 4 weeks’ vacation
- Insurance premiums paid by Interior Health
- Medical Services Plan
- Extended Health Coverage
- Dental Health Coverage
- Pension Plan
If you ae enrolled in or have completed an IPAC recognized Infection Control course and have outstanding infection control experience, clinical and critical thinking skills, apply today and join our leading health organization!
Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
Three (3) years’ recent related clinical experience in an acute or long term care setting, which includes two (2) years’ recent related experience working directly with infection control processes (such as, outbreak management, point of care risk assessment, routine practices and additional precautions).
Completion of, or enrollment in, an IPAC Canada endorsed Infection Prevention and Control course including:
- Centennial College Onsite and Online Infection Control course
- Queen’s University online basic Infection Control course
- University of British Columbia IPAC certificate
- Bay River College, Infection Prevention and Control Program
Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Valid Class 5 vehicle license required.