Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Specialist

Fraser Health - Surrey, BC (16 months ago)

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Looking for a job that will allow you to combine your clinical expertise and your proven leadership skills? Do you have experience working with infection control processes? Are you passionate about building an engaging environment that supports and challenges others to achieve their goals? We can offer you an exciting opportunity for an Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) Practitioner located at Central City, Surrey, BC.

Fraser Health is BC's largest and fastest growing health authority. Over 25,000 employees, 2,900 physicians and 8,000 volunteers provide services that range from acute care to community-based residential, home, mental and public health to 1.8 million people – 1/3 of British Columbia’s population.

Twelve acute care hospitals, BC’s first dedicated outpatient care and surgery centre and a wide range of services in public health, home health, mental health and residential care facilities - all within Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Known as one of the most desirable place to live in the world, these dynamic communities along with inspiring scenery and easy access to an abundance of outdoor activities provide an amazing quality of life.

We have a positive and compassionate work environment where you can bring your real passion for nursing to the role and be part of our rapidly thriving team. Fraser Health is experiencing unprecedented growth and now you can be a part of a busy and exciting team.

Build on your career experience by:
Collaborating with operational and clinical leaders across Fraser Health on IPC initiatives to provide leadership and expertise
Planning and implementing initiatives for policy and process development, education and implementation
Leading culture change initiatives designed to improve quality of care, service utilization, safety, and risk reduction
Reviewing and resolving impact assessment of systems, making recommendations including assessment of competencies, resource levels, and other considerations
Providing leadership in the development of client safety and risk indicators, alert systems, and other risk prevention strategies
Developing communication strategies and engagement opportunities
Identifying learning needs and evaluating education resources of clinical, program, and IPC Practitioner (IPCP) teams
Providing consultation, guidance, and support to interprofessional teams on policies and protocols
Ensuring IPC standards are implemented in compliance with local, provincial, and federal legislation

Your background includes:
Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)
Three (3) years' recent relevant clinical experience in an acute or community setting, including two (2) years' relevant experience in a designated clinical area
Completion of post graduate course work and/or certification applicable to the designated clinical area
Valid BC Driver’s License; access to a vehicle for business related purposes

This role is a relief full-time position located at Central City in Surrey, BC. Surrey is one of Canada’s fastest growing cities and its land mass makes it the largest city in the province. Known as the City of Parks, Surrey has over 6,000 acres of parkland and 15 golf courses and driving ranges. Despite rapid growth, Surrey has held onto the rural flavour of its past, with about 35 per cent of its land designated as agricultural and still actively farmed.

A career at Fraser Health will offer you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are eminent in their respective fields. We offer a competitive salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.

Are you looking to transform your practice to new levels and join a team and an organization that prides itself on building an excellent work place? Join our dedicated team of health care professionals in this dynamic and rewarding role.

Apply today and take the next step in your career so we can continue the conversation and make a difference in the communities we serve. Join Fraser Health where we value diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.