FULL-TIME INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL SPECIALIST/OCCUPATIONAL STAFF IMMUNIZATION #125-2020

Middlesex Hospital Alliance

Job Status: Full-time

Department: Occupational Healthy and Safety

Location: SMGH/FCHS

Closing Date: September 3, 2020

JOB POSTING

MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL ALLIANCE
Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital – Strathroy
Four Counties Health Services – Newbury

Posting #125-2020

FULL-TIME INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL SPECIALIST/OCCUPATIONAL STAFF IMMUNIZATION

• Responsible for infection prevention and control and occupational staff immunization duties at both FCHS and SMGH
• Reporting to the VP Clinical Service & CNO

Qualifications and Experience:

• Must provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
• Must provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing within the previous 12 months
• Current certificate of registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario, or Certified Health Care Professional
• Baccalaureate degree
• 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 excellence in critical thinking, problem solving, communication, change management and conflict resolution
• Demonstrated ability to lead sustainable quality improvements and best practices in infection prevention and control
• Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate infection control practices
• Ability to establish and foster collaborative partnerships and working relationships with staff, physicians, patients and the interdisciplinary health care team
• Strong commitment to ongoing professional development and continuing education
• Certification in Infection Control – preferred
• Computer proficiency
• Excellent attendance record

Responsibilities:

• Provide IPAC expertise through consultation and role modelling
• Establish IPAC best practice standards across MHA
• Investigate and educate
• Utilize best practice standards 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
• Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team and physicians to implement IPAC standards
• Monitor adherence to immunization documentation for new hires. These records will be maintained electronically in the secure system Parklane and immunizations updated as required.
• Implement and manage quality improvement, lean strategies and patient safety initiatives to ensure excellence in patient care and high levels of patient satisfaction
• Ensure that clinical practices are evidence based and consistent with current standards and regulations
• Model and promote evidence based IPAC standards across both sites of MHA
• Support educational strategies to enhance professional practice of team members

*The MHA is a FRAGRANCE FREE environment*

Qualified individuals interested in this opportunity are asked to submit a resume by email to humanresources@mha.tvh.ca no later than: September 3, 2020

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector police check (original document) completed in the last 12 months prior to commencing employment.

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.