Specific Department and Program:Infection Prevention & Control
Posted Date:Nov 14, 2020
Halton Healthcare Posting #: 2020-866997
Position: Infection Control Coordinator
Department: Infection Prevention and Control
Status: Temporary Full-time, for approx. 1 year with opportunity to extend
Site: Both Halton Healthcare Hospitals (Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Milton District Hospital, Georgetown Hospital) and Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital as well as supporting community and congregate settings in Halton Region
Halton Healthcare takes great pride in providing quality, compassionate healthcare services to our rapidly growing communities. As a progressive and vibrant healthcare organization, we are committed to being an innovative centre of excellence in community hospital care in the Halton and Peel Regions.
Reporting to the Manager of Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC), the Infection Control Coordinator will act as a representative of the IPAC Program, supporting the implementation and evaluation of the IPAC program in congregate settings (Long Term Care Facilities, Retirement Homes, and other congregate settings ie. shelters, group homes) and the development and delivery of educational materials throughout Halton Region, as an extension of the Halton Region IPAC Hub. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to surveillance activities, outbreak identification, acting as an expert consultant internally and externally, developing and delivering education in various formats for all levels of health care providers, and linking with external agencies across the continuum of care.
The successful candidate will be required to work at the assigned hospital, and any of the congregate settings in Halton Region based on departmental and operational needs.
Halton Healthcare endeavors to hire individuals who exemplify our mission, vision and values of accountability, respect and compassion which guide our individual behaviours and attitudes.
Current registration as a regulated health professional in Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technology, or another regulated healthcare professional
Experience as an Infection Control Professional in a healthcare setting preferred.
Experience in infection prevention and control in long term care and other congregate settings is an asset
Completion of an entry Level 1 Infection Control course (Infection Prevention and Control -Canada or American Practitioners in Infection Control sponsored)
CIC certification from the Certification Board of Infection Control (CBIC) preferred
Excellent report writing, computer skills, and familiarity with multiple software programs for data entry, statistical analysis and report writing purposes required
Implement and conduct surveillance activities according to established criteria, best practices, and evidence based research
Collect, collate, analyze, and interpret data to facilitate prevention and control of hospital-associated infections, outbreaks, adverse events, and other outcomes of epidemiological significance and implement control measures as required.
Develop and provide education and training in infection prevention and control to healthcare providers, and physicians
Conduct follow-up on all exposure situations
Assess, analyze, and implement protocols and practices and assure compliance with provincial and federal infection control directives and guidelines.
Current knowledge of infection prevention and control policies, procedures, protocols, literature and standards
Demonstrate strong organizational, time-management and critical thinking abilities
Demonstrate excellent leadership abilities
Demonstrate excellent interpersonal, verbal & written communication skills
Demonstrate excellent presentation skills
Demonstrate the ability to work independently and is self-directed while possessing the ability to work in a collaborative manner
Excellent work performance and attendance record
A valid driver’s license required for travel between Halton Healthcare hospitals, Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital and multiple Halton Region congregate settings
Date Posted: November 14, 2020
Position will be posted until filled
If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are, we'd like to hear from you. Please submit your application via our website at www.haltonhealthcare.com directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume.
We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation.
All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Halton Healthcare is a smoke free facility in and around all three sites. Smoking is not permitted on hospital properties. We thank everyone who works at or visits our hospitals for respecting this healthy initiative. We are also a scent-free environment for all employees and visitors to accommodate individuals’ health concerns arising from exposure to scented products. We ask for everyone's cooperation in our efforts to accommodate health concerns.