Specialty Infection Control

Role and Facility Information

Interior Health are currently seeking an experienced and dynamic Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner (ICP) to join the team!

The ICP assists in promoting excellence in infection prevention and control practice and education through the application of practice standards and specialized infection prevention control knowledge and skills, within a patient and family centered model.

The ICP uses quality improvement methodologies and epidemiological principles as a basis for program planning and implementation. As a resource in infection prevention and health promotion, the ICP’s client base may be wide ranging including healthcare professionals, clients and family members, volunteers and others.

The ICP will provide consultation and information that is research based and includes application of best practice in support of the client. The ICP is also responsible for contributing to excellence in client-centered care. This is accomplished through collaborative planning and organizing of activities necessary to meet Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) standards in the assigned health service areas.


This is a permanent full-time position based in Kamloops, BC.

Kamloops, the third largest city in the southern interior of BC, is famous for its hospitality, offering visitors all the amenities of a big city - first class accommodation and dining, a lively arts scene, modern shops, a full range of businesses and wonderful parks and recreation facilities. The landscape is characterized by rivers, mountains, lakes and grasslands which offer unsurpassed opportunities for year-round outdoor adventure, enough to keep even the most avid outdoor enthusiast busy. Blue skies, endless sunshine, deep powder snow, one thousand lakes and spectacular landscapes make the Kamloops region the natural place to visit and experience unparalleled adventure opportunities.

Come live, work and play where others only vacation. Make a difference. Love your work. Apply today!


Qualifications

•Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
•Current practicing College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) registration required.
•Current certification in infection control with the Certification Board for Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) or equivalent.
•Three years recent, related experience in an acute care practice environment required.
•Knowledge of the interrelationships between Acute, Residential, Community Health and Public Health Resources in the health delivery system.
•Strong working knowledge of program development and implementation and performance measures.
•Valid Class 5 vehicle license required.

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Kamloops

Kamloops is located in a scenic valley in BC’s Thompson Okanagan Region at the junction of the North and South Thompson Rivers. Residents of this dynamic and growing community enjoy a unique combination of urban amenities and stunning natural surroundings. Kamloops boasts a wild west history that includes the fur trade, the gold rush, and cattle ranching. Recreational amenities include everything from an art gallery and museum to several golf courses and numerous parks. Fishing, water sports, skiing, and mountain biking are among the numerous leisure pursuits enjoyed by residents.

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