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Education and Practice Coordinator, PICNet

In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of PHSA, safety, including both patient and employee safety, is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA. As such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.  Reporting to the Network Director, the Education and Practice Coordinator leads the development of practice guidelines and education tools for the Infection Control Community of Practice. This includes critical appraisal of relevant research and translation of this research into practice recommendations, utilization of educational/ curriculum theory and knowledge of clinical practice to design and develop infection control education tools and programs for infection control professionals, healthcare providers, patients and families.

What you'll do

  • Leads the collation, development and maintenance of infection prevention and control educational resources and initiatives that serves the entire continuum of care. Identifies, analyses, and uses relevant and valid information including research findings in the development of educational curriculum.
  • Facilitates competence development by planning, developing, and evaluating infection prevention and control orientation and continuing education programs. Develops and adapts educational programs and materials in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.
  • Promotes infection control education by acting as a clinical and educational resource, role model and mentor to health care staff. Provides information and consultation to health care providers regarding evidence-based practices. Sets priorities when planning and providing educational programs to respond to provincial educational needs and emerging issues.
  • Maintains and updates knowledge of education and practice by reviewing and critically appraising current literature and research, and identifying new theories/trends/programs to ensure clinical education programs, resources and activities are current, accurate and appropriate. Applies learning and communication theory to create a professional learning environment for learners in classroom, online, workshops, and clinical teaching and learning settings. 
  • Maintains competence in knowledge of relevant legislation and regulation that influence curriculum content including the Public Health Act and Health Professions Act within British Columbia.
  • Provides input into research planning and implementing research activities and assisting in review of research results.

What you bring

  • Master’s Degree in a regulated health care profession, plus completion of an Infection Prevention and Control Certificate from a recognised accredited program, and completion of education development courses (such as curriculum design and delivery) from an accredited program.
  • Seven (7) years’ experience working with policy makers, practitioners and researchers, including three (3) years’ experience in Infection Prevention and Control, and clinical experience in diverse health care settings. Current practicing registration with a relevant professional association. 
  • Demonstrated ability to critically appraise infection control-related evidence and translate into practice; teach, facilitate and coach in online, clinical, and workshop settings; and develop and present educational programs and materials.
  • Previous experience with accessing literature databases, undertaking literature searches, and considering multi-media resources for educational purposes.

You can/have

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Establish workload priorities, plan and organize work, and work with time-sensitive projects
  • Deal effectively with conflict situations, and problem-solve.
  • Demonstrated skill to operate related equipment, including various word processing and other software packages. 

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.
  • Flexible work options including flextime, work locations and job sharing (eligibility will vary)
  • Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Job type Regular Full Time 
Location #504-1001 West Broadway, Vancouver
Hours/ Days of work 08:30-16:30, Monday through Friday

What we do

Provincial Health Services Authority (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:

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, 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.