Job title :INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL PRACTITIONER
Facility :KOOTENAY BNDRY RGNL HSPTL
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 in Trail.
The Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner (ICP) promotes excellence in infection prevention and control practice and education, through the application of clinical skills combined with specialized infection prevention control practice and knowledge; within a patient and family centered care model.
The ICP utilizes risk management and continuous improvement methodologies in leading programs and providing expert advice. Acting as a specialty education resource with a wide ranging client base including; patients, physicians, nurses, health care leaders and health services. The ICP provides consultation, collaboration, advocacy and teaching in infection prevention and health promotion best practice and epidemiological principles.
Hours of work are rotating 08:00 to 16:00.
This is a Casual opportunity. Casual means there are no guaranteed hours and work requirements may vary from 0 - 37.5 hours per week. Casual employment includes: short-notice, on-call availability; workload coverage during a temporary absence; and/or providing relief coverage in a specific position. Once hired into a casual role, employees are eligible to apply for internal postings including permanent part-time or full time positions. There are many opportunities with Interior Health that begin with casual positions and lead to regular employment.
Interior Health offers a work environment conducive to your personal growth and career development, including access to progressive clinical resources, a network of skilled multidisciplinary professionals and exciting work opportunities and initiatives in locations that enable you to truly maximize your work-life balance. We offer competitive pay, comprehensive benefits, pension plan and generous employer paid vacation and sick time in addition to coverage for long-term disability and relocation assistance may be available.
If you have completed a 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!
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.
About the community:
Located on the banks of the Columbia River, the quaint city of Trail is known for being the commercial, financial and industrial center of the South Kootenay region. If you love the great outdoors and wish to be part of an amazing community, then this is the place to be!
• 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 community setting, which includes two (2) years’ recent experience working directly with infection control processes (such as, outbreak management, surveillance, routine practices and additional precautions) and activities such as research, adult learner instructional design, facilitation of work teams/projects and quality improvement initiatives.
• Completion of a recognized infection control course (such as, IPAC Canada Novice, UBC Basic IPAC, Queens Basic IPAC, Centennial College Basic IPAC) or Certification in Infection Control (CIC®).
• Valid Class 5 vehicle license required.