Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or any regulated health care related degree OR Baccalaureate Degree in Microbiology OR Public Health
Basic Infection Prevention and Control course or must commit to completing course within one year of commencing employment
Current registration with regulatory college (if a regulated health care professional)
Certification in Infection Control (CIC) or will obtain within 2 years
Working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations under the Act for healthcare and residential facilities
Knowledge of WHMIS, Workers’ Safety & Insurance Act, Public Hospitals Act and Health Protection and Promotion Act
Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
Intermediate computer skills (Word, Excel)
Ability to work independently and within a team
3 years related experience in Infection Prevention and Control or Public Health preferred
Evidence of satisfactory attendance record
An employee’s disciplinary record will be reviewed as part of the assessment of qualifications
Ability to work in a manner that exemplifies the centre’s core values and helps patients get their life back
Should be aware of conditions and measures that may affect the safety of patients, residents, students, employees, volunteers, physicians and visitors
Infection Prevention and Control Practice
Assists the IPAC Team in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating the Infection Control Program through the development of policies and procedures, and designing/conducting education programs to control, reduce and/or prevent the spread of infection for patients, staff, volunteers’ patients families and visitors.
Together with the IPAC Team develops and implements the 3 year department plan.
Collaborates with all departments and services to ensure compliance with applicable Infection Control legislation, guidelines and protocols.
Reviews, analysis and implements regulations, standards and/or guidelines of applicable government agencies and professional organizations- Review of Best Practice Guidelines, OHA recommendations.
Advises and implements recommendations by the IPAC Committee.
Rotates with other IPAC team members to remain on-call outside of normal working hours to ensure timely and effective response related to infection control issues.
Maintains a knowledge base of current IPAC information and best practices.
Ensures compliance with accreditation standards of practices.
Evaluation of products and procedures.
Conducts surveillance to monitor the effectiveness of prevention and control strategies and provides suggestions for improvements.
Work with the IPAC Team to prepare patient safety and quality reports for the Medical Advisory Committee, IPAC Committee, Risk Management, Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee, Balanced Score Card and managers monthly/quarterly/annually by gathering, trending and analyzing data.
Collaborates with IPAC Team to report all mandatory patient safety indicators, internally and externally.
Works collaboratively with the IPAC Team in developing, delivering and evaluating educational programs related to infection control for staff, patients, physicians, volunteers, students and visitors as appropriate.
Provides expert knowledge and guidance in infection prevention and control and epidemiology.
Consult with healthcare providers, physicians, managers & directors throughout the Centre assisting them to identify and reduce infection risks.
Participates in hospital committees as required.
Assists the Department of Occupational Health and Safety in ensuring compliance with applicable infection control legislation, guidelines and protocols. This involves keeping abreast of changes, developing and implementing policies and procedures, consulting with managers to ensure they include infection control principles in their policies and procedures, provide consultation services to the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee as required.
At West Park Healthcare Centre, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment, an important part of living our brand. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community. Our accessible employment practices are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodation during any phase of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter. For further assistance please contact the Human Resources Department at (416) 243-3600 extension 4633.