REGISTERED NURSE Posting #51 – 2016 FULL-TIME REGISTERED NURSE INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL SPECIALIST/OCCUPATIONAL STAFF IMMUNIZATION

Middlesex Hospital Alliance

Job Status: Full-time

Department: Infection Prevention and Control

Location: Strathroy, Newbury, Exeter

Closing Date: July 31, 2016

MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL ALLIANCE
Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital – Strathroy
Four Counties Health Services – Newbury
South Huron Hospital Association – Exeter

Posting #51 – 2016
FULL-TIME REGISTERED NURSE
INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL SPECIALIST/OCCUPATIONAL STAFF IMMUNIZATION

Job Duties
• Position available immediately

Main Responsibilities include:

Reporting to the Chief Nurse Executive the Infection Prevention and Control Specialist will work collaboratively with the team to develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate infection control process within the Hospitals. The role functions as a consultant, role model, investigator and educator and is responsible for recommending and establishing IPAC standards at each of the Hospitals, based on best practice including those generated by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Canadian Standards Association, Public Health, Center for Disease Control and other regulatory bodies. The Infection Control Practitioner will meet with all staff, students and volunteers to ensure they are adequately protected from illness and infection through TB testing and immunization. These records will be maintained electronically in the secure system Parklane and immunizations updated as required.

Job Qualifications
To be successful in this position you will have:
• Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
• Current BCLS Certification
• Certification in Infection Control – preferred
• Minimum 2 years Infection Control Practitioner experience
• Knowledge of the Workplace Health and Safety Board Legislation
• Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
• Advanced knowledge of nursing procedures, microbiology, medical terminology, and statistical concepts
• Advanced ability to be self motivated, self directed and results oriented
• Experience in a LEAN environment would be an asset
• Demonstrated evidence-based decision making, critical thinking and problem solving
• Demonstrated presentation skills with an understanding of adult learning principles coupled with superior interpersonal and communication skills
• Demonstrates MHA / SHHA values and the ability to promote values of shared leadership and inter-professional team collaboration
• Ability to research leading practice and implement quality based programming and seek to exceed industry benchmarks and performance metrics
• Demonstrated computer proficiency in relevant software, internet, and literature searches
• Demonstrated working knowledge of hospital and infection control policies and procedures
• Demonstrated Excellence in communication, interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
• Commitment to professional development
• Demonstrated excellence in attendance
• Self directed
• Basic computer skills in a “Windows” environment
• Working knowledge of Parklane, an asset
• Possess a valid Class G driver’s license and have own means of transportation. Incumbent should be prepared to travel between sites on a weekly basis

*The MHA is a FRAGRANCE FREE environment*

Qualified individuals interested in this opportunity may submit a resume by email to humanresources@mha.tvh.ca no later than July 31, 2016

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Successful candidates, as a condition of a job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector police check (original document) completed in the last 12 months.

Accommodations are available on request for interviews and other selection processes

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

If you have difficulty submitting your application through our online application form, please call 519-245-1550 x.5941 (leave a message after regular office hours), detailing your concern.

Employment Standards Act S. 15
Personal Information is collected under the authority of the Employment Standards Act S. 15 and will be used to determine the qualifications for employment with the Middlesex Hospital Alliance. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Human Resources Department, 395 Carrie Street, Strathroy, Ontario N7G 3J4 519-245-1550 x.5941.