Specialty Infection Control

Role and Facility Information

The Infection Control Practitioner collaborates with the Program Specific Infection Control Committee and the other members of the PHSA Infection Prevention and Control Service (PHSA IPACS). The ICP also maintains liaison with PHSA Program Administrators, Nursing and Patient Care Services on operational and professional matters.

In this role you will:

Monitor compliance of patients, visitors, employees, contracted providers, students/residents, and volunteers with effective infection prevention and control policies and procedures including routine practices and additional precautions.
Complete rounds of inpatient units, and act as a member of the interdisciplinary team while discussing and problem solving various infection prevention and control issues related to patient movement, isolation, outbreaks etc.
Provide in the moment education to patients, visitors, employees, contracted providers, students/residents, and volunteers on infection prevention and control topics and issues while on the units.
Prepare and deliver ongoing in-service education programs to employees, contracted providers, students/residents, and volunteers on issues such as routine practices, preventing the spread of communicable diseases, and cleaning and disinfection.

You hold:

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.

You have:

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.
The ability to work independently, organize work and set priorities.
The ability to access and critically review literature
The ability to coordinate, implement and evaluate educational programs.
The physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
The ability to operate related equipment.
The ability to handle unexpected situations calmly and in a professional manner.
Good negotiating skills.

About Us

BC Cancer 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.

We hire on the basis of merit and encourage all qualified applicants 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. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can come to work and be their best, authentic self.

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

Job Details

Reference #: 86219
Temporary Part-Time (0.50 FTE, until August 2020)
Wage: $41.42- $50.77 per hour
Hours: 0830-1630 Monday, Wednesday, and every other Friday

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at internaljobs.phsa.ca. Please note the internal job posting has expired and is no longer accessible. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a temporary password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your temporary password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday – Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at internaljobshelpu@phsa.ca and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.

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