The Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) reports into the Infection Control Coordinator and works in collaboration with IPAC Medical Leads for the clinical programs across multiple sites within PHSA. The ICP has an active role in the prevention, surveillance, and control of infections; and implements and evaluates policies, procedures and programs for infection prevention and control within the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) of BC.
Note: This role supports the provincial infection prevention and control program, based out of the BC Emergency Health Services operational headquarters in Kamloops.
What you’ll do:
Collaborate with the clinical program infection control committees, clinical operational teams and the organization-wide IPAC team.
Maintain liaison with the leaders across the organization and within the clinical programs on operational and professional matters.
This is a multi-site position that will be expected to carry out duties at various sites throughout 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). For certain facilities performance of the duties requires a 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.
A valid BC Driver’s License and access to a vehicle for business related purposes, as required.
Travel outside of existing geographic area and/or overnight travel may be required, and will be compensated in accordance with applicable collective agreement language.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of a personal computer and applicable software.
Effective leadership, interpersonal, teaching and communication skills.
Ability to work independently, organize work and set priorities.
Ability to access and critically review literature.
Ability to coordinate, implement and evaluate educational programs.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Ability to handle unexpected situations calmly and in a professional manner.
Good negotiating skills.
Ability to travel to designated facilities and work sites
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: Regular Full-Time
Labour Agreement: Nurses’ Bargaining Association
Rate of Pay: $42.25 – 51.78/hr
Location: 1257 Dalhousie Drive, Kamloops, BC Closing date: Open until position is filled