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Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner
Location:Penticton
Facility:PENTICTON REGIONAL HSPTL
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Competition #:01368953
Employee Type:CASUAL
Bargaining Unit:BCNU
Facility:PENTICTON REGIONAL HSPTL
Department:PRH INFECTION CONTROL
Reports To:MANAGER OR DESIGNATE
Hourly Wage:$41.42 - $50.77
Close Date:OPEN UNTIL FILLED*
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Position Summary

If you are a Registered Nurse (RN) with strong clinical experience, specialized infection control knowledge and skills along with a desire to grow your career whilst setting new standards in health care; then prepare to join our team at the Penticton Regional Hospital.

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 casual position, which means work hours are not guaranteed and may vary depending on department needs. Interior Health offers competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and pension plan. Work environments that support growth and development, progressive clinical resources, a network of skilled multidisciplinary professionals and access to learning and rewarding work opportunities.

Community Profile: We live where people come to vacation! With one of the best year-round climates in Canada, Penticton is easy to enjoy with two beautiful lakes, beaches, acres of parks, and wilderness trails on the local mountains. Penticton's population is approximately 33,000 and offers small town charm conveniently located for world class wineries, award-winning restaurants, craft brew pubs, local foods markets, festivals, concerts and ski areas.
 
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