INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL PRACTITIONER
Interior Health Authority
Interior Health is one of six publicly funded health authorities in British Columbia. With more than 19,000 employees and nearly 1,600 physicians on our team, we are developing the future of health care through innovation and professional development. Located in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, our beautiful region includes larger cities such as Kelowna, Kamloops, Penticton, and Vernon along with a multitude of rural communities such as Cranbrook, Golden, Ashcroft, and 100 Mile House. Interior Health is dedicated to providing the best possible service to our citizens with staff and physicians who are committed to teamwork and high quality patient care – all playing an important part in our vision to set new standards of excellence in the delivery of health services in the Province of British Columbia.
We are currently seeking confident, experienced and board certified Infection Prevention and Control Practitioners to join our team! We are offering flexible work opportunities across our acute care sites in: Kamloops, Kelowna, Cranbrook, Nelson, Trail, Penticton, Salmon Arm, Vernon and Williams Lake.
The Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner (ICP) assists in promoting excellence in infection prevention and control practice and education through the application of practice standards and specialized infection prevention control knowledge and skills.
The ICP assists in promoting excellence in infection prevention and control practice and education through the application of practice standards and specialized infection prevention control knowledge and skills. The ICP uses quality improvement methodologies and epidemiological principles as a basis for program planning and implementation.
As a resource in infection prevention and health promotion, the ICP’s client base may include patients/residents/clients, families, front-line staff, managers, ancillary support staff, volunteers, medical staff, administrators and others. The incumbent will provide consultation and information that is research based and includes application of best practice in support of the client.
The ICP is responsible for contributing to excellence in client-centered care. This is accomplished through collaborative planning and organizing of activities necessary to meet Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) standards in the assigned departments, programs, facilities and sites fulfilling functions of health service, education and research.
This is a casual opportunity. Days of work are Monday to Friday from 08:00-16:00 on an as needed basis.
If you have outstanding critical thinking skills, are a strong communicator and are ready to join our leading healthcare organization; then we would love to chat with you about opportunities at Interior Health.
Bachelor's Degree in a relevant health science discipline such as Med Lab Science, Medical /Clinical Microbiology, Epidemiology, or related field. Three (3) years' recent, related infection prevention and control clinical experience.
Current registration with governing professional association (i.e. CSMLS).
Current certification in Infection Control CIC® (Certification Board for Infection Control)
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.
$33.01/hr - $41.16/hr