Infection Prevention & Control Practitioner

Fraser Health - New Westminster, BC (14 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.

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:
Conducting infection surveillance involving data collection, documentation, analysis and reporting
Identifying problem areas and infection risks
Reviewing processes and other contributing factors to evaluate root cause of infections
Recommending both immediate interventions as well as sustainable corrective action
Providing support and education on IPC policies, standards, practices and guidelines.
Providing expertise at the sites for alerts, outbreaks and on outbreak management calls following established procedures and protocols
Providing consultation and acting as a resource to healthcare professionals, third party providers, and patients and families on infection prevention and control issues, policies, standard methodologies and standards.

Your background includes:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)
Three (3) year’s recent related clinical experience. Completion of Certification in Infection Control (CIC) or one years’ demonstrated recent experience working directly with infection control processes, policies, activities, including the facilitation of work teams, projects, and quality improvement initiatives. Completion of, or current enrollment in, an approved IPAC Canada sponsored and endorsed Infection Control course.
Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses’ of British Columbia (CRNBC)
Current Valid Class V BC Driver's License
Personal vehicle for work related purposes
This role is a relief full time position that will be expected to carry out duties at various sites throughout Fraser Health.

We 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.

We invite you to explore the exciting and challenging world of rehab nursing.

Take the next step and apply so we can chat about you joining Fraser Health where we value diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.