Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner, Registered Nurse
If you are a Registered Nurse (RN) who is experienced in Infection Prevention and Control practice, then prepare to join our innovative and growing team at Interior Health.
The Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner (ICP) promotes excellence in infection prevention and control practice and education, through the application of clinical skills combined with specialized infection prevention control practice and knowledge; within a patient and family centered care model.
The ICP utilizes risk management and continuous improvement methodologies in leading programs and providing expert advice. Acting as a specialty education resource with a wide ranging client base including; patients, physicians, nurses, health care leaders and health services. The ICP provides consultation, collaboration, advocacy and teaching in infection prevention and health promotion best practice and epidemiological principles.
This is a permanent full-time position. Days of work are Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 16:00. Interior Health offers relocation assistance, competitive pay & comprehensive benefits, pension plan and generous vacation entitlement. We have work environments that are conducive to your personal growth and career development. Including progressive clinical resources, a network of skilled multidisciplinary colleagues and exciting opportunities. All of this located within unique communities and captivating geographic locations that enable us to truly maximize work-life balance.
If you have already completed or are enrolled in an IPAC recognized Infection Control course and have outstanding clinical judgement, critical thinking and communication skills; we would love to hear from you!
Williams Lake is the city that preserves magical western frontier character in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere that offers something for every family member. Its central location, at the junction of Highway 97 to the north and the Bella Coola Highway (Hwy 20), makes it an excellent place from which to explore the endless recreation possibilities and relax in beautiful, natural surroundings. Home to over 11,000 people and 25,000 in the wider area, Williams Lake is a busy and expanding commercial and business hub, just a scenic drive from other major cities.
Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)
3 years’ recent relevant clinical experience in an acute or community setting, including 2 years’ relevant experience in a designated clinical area, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Completion, or current enrollment in an approved IPAC Canada sponsored and endorsed Infection Control course
Current Certification in Infection Control (CIC) with the Certification Board for Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC), or expectation that Certification in Infection Control (CIC) will be obtained within 2 years of hire
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
Hourly Wage: $42.25 - $51.78
505 Doyle Avenue