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.
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.
Interior Health offers a work environment conducive to your personal growth and career development; including access to progressive clinical resources, a network of skilled multidisciplinary professionals and exciting work opportunities and initiatives; in locations that enable you to truly maximize your work-life balance. We offer relocation assistance, competitive pay, comprehensive benefits’ package, pension plan and excellent vacation entitlement.
If you have completed or are currently enrolled in an IPAC recognized Infection Control course and have outstanding clinical, critical thinking and communication skills; apply today and join our leading health organization!
Community Profile: Kamloops is one of BC’s sunniest cities and home to 90,000 residents. Kamloops offers affordable housing, a large selection of restaurants and stores, a lively arts scene and a full range of businesses. Close proximity to Sun Peaks resort and the surrounding landscape of rivers, mountains, lakes and grasslands means unsurpassed opportunities for year-round outdoor activities.
Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing plus three (3) years’ recent relevant clinical experience in an acute or community setting, including two (2) years’ relevant experience in a designated clinical area, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Current RN practicing BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) registration required.
Completion, or current enrollment in an approved IPAC Canada sponsored and endorsed Infection Control course
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 two (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.