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Infection Control Practitioner
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:
- Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration as an RN or RPN with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
- Minimum of three (3) years' recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Recognized post graduate Infection Control education and/or certification (Certification Board for Infection Control).
- Note: For certain facilities, you may require continually updated knowledge of changes and developments in the practice of psychiatric nursing and of applicable Federal and Provincial legislation (the Criminal Code of Canada, Forensic Psychiatry Act, the Mental Health Act, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Young Offenders Act, Public Trustee Act, etc.
- Confident negotiator and effective communicator combined with strong interpersonal skills; can handle unexpected situations calmly and in a professional manner.
- Ability to access and critically review literature.
- 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 onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Job type: Temporary Full-Time (August 31, 2022)
Labour Agreement: Nurses’ Bargaining Association
Rate of Pay: $42.25 – 51.78/hr
Location: 1215 Lethbridge Street, Prince George
Closing date: Open until position is filled
Reference number: 104555E
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). PHSA provides specialized health services to British Columbians, including cancer care, organ transplantation, pediatrics, emergency services, mental health and substance use services. 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: https://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, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.