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Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner, Registered Nurse
Location:Cranbrook
Facility:EK REGIONAL HOSPITAL
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Competition #:01383492
Employee Type:CASUAL
Bargaining Unit:BCNU
Facility:EK REGIONAL HOSPITAL
Department:EKR INFECTION CONTROL
Reports To:MANAGER OR DESIGNATE
Hourly Wage:$41.42 - $50.77
Close Date:OPEN UNTIL FILLED*
Comments:Effective April 1, 2020 the pay rate increases to $42.25 - $51.78

Position Summary

If you are a Registered Nurse with strong clinical skills, experience in leading program development and implementation who is passionate about setting new standards in Infection Prevention and Control practice; then we have an immediate opening in Cranbrook for you!

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 an immediate casual opening. Days of work are rotating and shift times are 08:00-16:00.

Interior Health offers competitive compensation and access to our comprehensive benefits plan. Work environments that support growth and development, access to progressive clinical resources, a network of skilled multidisciplinary colleagues and rewarding work opportunities.
 
Qualifications

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 practicing BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) registration required.
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 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.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT