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Infection Control Practitioner, Infection Prevention and Control
PHSA is seeking an Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) to join our multidisciplinary team, as we strive to continue leading British Columbia into a healthy future. Reporting to the Infection Control Coordinator, the ICP works in close collaboration with Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Medical Leads for clinical programs across multiple sites PHSA-wide. Together with your colleagues, you will facilitate implementation, operations and maintenance of PHSA’s infection prevention and control program – including our COVID-19 response.
What you’ll do:
- Play an active role in the prevention, surveillance, and control of infections.
- Provide support and education on IPC policies, standards, best practices and guidelines.
- Act as a resource and review opportunities for IPC improvement, and follow up on occurrences of infection transmission across PHSA.
- Assess site educational needs and develop, implement and evaluate effectiveness of educational programs.
- Collaborate with clinical program infection control committees, clinical operational teams and the organization-wide IPAC team.
- Liaise with leaders across PHSA and within our clinical programs on operational and professional matters.
- Note: The role will be performed at multiple sites across PHSA.
What you bring:
- Bachelor's degree in a relevant health science discipline such as Medical Lab Sciences, Medical/Clinical Microbiology, Epidemiology, Pathology, or related field.
- Three (3) years' recent related clinical experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Completion of, or current enrollment in, an approved IPAC Canada sponsored and endorsed Infection Control course.
- Current Certification Board for Infection Control (CBIC) Certification in Infection Control (CIC) or expected certification within two (2) years of start of employment.
- Knowledge of epidemiological principles, statistics, medical/clinical microbiology, and infectious diseases, patient care practices, health promotion, disease prevention, population health theories and application of continuous quality improvement.
- Understands correlations between Acute, Residential, Community Health and Public Health resources in the health delivery system. Works well independently and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary care team.
- Ability to travel to designated facilities and work sites combined with valid BC Driver’s License and vehicle access for business related purposes, as required (travel outside of existing geographic area and/or overnight travel will be compensated in accordance with applicable collective agreement language).
What’s in it for you:
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
- Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
- Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
- Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
- 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
- Perks include fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Job type: Regular Full-Time
Union affiliation: Health Sciences Professionals
Rate of pay: $40.56 – 50.58/hr
Location: 1451 Kingsway Avenue, Port Coquitlam
Closing date: Open until position is filled
Reference number: 104560E
What we do:
PHSA plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services.
PHSA is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.