Infection Control Health Practitioner

Yukon Hospital Corporation - Whitehorse, YT (12 months ago)

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Quality and Strategy

Whitehorse General Hospital

Competition No.:

Closing Date:
Competition open until filled.


Pay Rate:

Employment Status:
Regular Full Time

Monthly/weekly hours:
75 hours bi-weekly
Job Description Currently Under Review

The Infection Control Practitioner supports the strategic goals and objectives of the corporate Infection Control; Occupational Health Programs and provides infection control and occupational health expertise within the Yukon Hospital Corporation (YHC).

The following are knowledge and skills required for this position:

One to two years as an Infection Control/Occupational Health Practitioner in a healthcare care setting.

Extensive knowledge and understanding of basic nursing procedures;

Extensive knowledge and understanding of the principles of cleaning, disinfection and sterilization processes;

Extensive knowledge and understanding of the modes of transmission of infection;

Extensive knowledge and ability to identify infectious diseases strategies;

Extensive knowledge of trends and developments in occupational health and wellness within a hospital setting;

Extensive knowledge of and ability to use medical equipment used in health assessments, immunization programs and workplace surveillance;

Experience in the field of Infection Control and Occupational Health and specific knowledge of related requirements and practices in a Hospital setting;

Knowledge and understanding of legislative and regulatory bodies that affect infection control/occupational health practices;

Knowledge and understanding of risk management principles, methods and techniques as it relates to infection prevention and control and occupational health;

Knowledge and understanding of program development and evaluation methods and techniques;

Knowledge and ability to work independently with a high level of professional judgment and initiative in making technical decisions involving the analysis of existing policies and procedures for the Infection Prevention and Control and Occupational Health programs;

Knowledge and ability to utilize adult education learning techniques;

Knowledge and ability to intervene effectively to resolve conflict and manage competing demands;

Understanding of microbiology, immunology, epidemiology and statistical analysis;

Very good written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills;

Ability to plan, organize, analyze and evaluate multiple tasks;

Ability to interpret information collected from various sources, review scientific evidence and make recommendation to guide practice;

Strong prioritization; organizational and problem-solving skills with the ability to collect and process information from multiple sources to make prudent decisions;

Demonstrated computer skill proficiency including Windows based programs (i.e. MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint; and Outlook); and

Ability to work in a cross-cultural setting.

The successful Candidate is required to have a Diploma/Baccalaureate degree in Nursing, have a Professional Membership in good standing in Yukon Registered Nurses Association, have active membership in Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Canada; as well as Immunization and Fit testing Certification; current CPR; Occupational Health Nursing Certificate (one year) and Certification in Infection Control (CIC). Certification in Quality Improvement (CQO) and/or Risk Management & Safety in Healthcare, as well as meditech experience and coursework or experience in adult education would be considered as assets. An equivalent combination of education/training and/or experience may be considered.

Quoting competition # 2018-382, email your resume to:

People Services & Culture

Yukon Hospital Corporation

Yukon Hospital Corporation is committed to employment equity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada in order to apply, i.e. have Landed Immigrant Status (Permanent Resident), Work Visa, or be a Canadian Citizen.

Posting Date: Open Until Filled