Job title :
IPAC REGIONAL SPECIALIST
PERMANENT FULL TIME
Interior Health has an exciting new opportunity available for an experienced and motivated Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Regional Specialist, this position can be based at any Interior Health site.
The Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Regional Specialist is part of the Infection Prevention and Control department, and dedicated to supporting the IPAC program and Regional IPAC Initiatives within Interior Health (IH). The Specialist plays an active role as a member of the multidisciplinary team throughout the design of new programs from planning to final evaluation after work completion.
The Specialist is the primary lead for IPAC-related clinical and evidence-informed information, queries, and concerns. The Specialist works closely and in a consultative manner with stakeholders, consultants, and IH Partners, to support successful project and program outcomes. The Specialist is expected to attend required meetings from planning stages through to final stages of projects. The Specialist communicates about progress on a regular basis to: the senior leadership of the program or project, IPAC team, corporate departments, Medical Staff, facility leadership and staff. The Specialist actively participates in accreditation and/or licensing activities, training, and onsite evaluations as required.
This is a permanent full-time position. Days of work are Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 16:00 with weekends and stat holidays off.
Interior Health offers relocation assistance, competitive pay & comprehensive benefits, pension plan and generous vacation entitlement. Join our welcoming team of healthcare professionals and grow your career at one of B.C.’s leading healthcare organizations.
- Bachelor’s Degree in a clinical or health sciences discipline. A Master’s Degree is preferred.
- Five (5) years of recent clinical experience in an acute or community-based healthcare setting, including three (3) years' of IPAC experience with program and project deliverables.
- Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Current certification (CIC®) in infection control with the Certification Board for Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC).
- Current practicing membership/certification with a relevant registering association and post-basic education in infection prevention and control or epidemiology required.
- Valid BC Driver’s Licence.
We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.