Infection Prevention & Control RNCA (Permanent Part Time), Infection Prevention & Control

Horizon Health Network is an equal opportunity employer.

COMPETITION #: 2018-34152 External
BARGAINING UNIT: NBNU 
ZONE: Moncton
DEPARTMENT: Infection Prevention & Control
FACILITY: The Moncton Hospital
POSTING TYPE: Permanent Part Time
JOB TITLE: Infection Prevention & Control RNCA
CLASSIFICATION: RNCA Registered Nurse Class A
LANGUAGE: English English
HOURS OF WORK: Days, FTE: 0.6, Subject to change due to operational requirements
SALARY: $31.07 to $39.37 per hour

JOB PURPOSE:

Provides investigation, tracking, monitoring, and management of infection control issues at the Local Area Level. Provides leadership and direction in keeping with the goals and policies set out by the Regional Infection Prevention and Control Service. Participates in developing and delivering education programs that meet the needs of staff, patients, families, and visitors. Carries out infection surveillance utilizing the regional infection control surveillance system. Participates in the analysis and evaluation of the quality indicators developed for outcome-based practice in infection control. Must be able to travel to carry out the responsibilities of the position. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Active registration with the Nurses Association of New Brunswick 
  • Minimum 5 years of patient care clinical experience including 3 years in a medical/surgical acute care setting within the past 7 years 
  • Must possess in-depth knowledge, skills and abilities of patient care practices, infectious diseases and microbiology as it applies to patient care
  • Must possess knowledge, skills and abilities of epidemiological principles, statistics, and quality improvement
  • Must achieve the basic competency level in the following computer software: Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Ability to attend work on a regular basis.
  • Ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Good work record.
  • Written and spoken competence in English required.

Other Essential Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Facilitation and presentation skills
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently, while possessing the ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Must complete basic infection prevention and control training course within the first 6 months of hiring
  • Successful candidate must actively pursue continuing education in this field on an annual basis

Must have good previous work record and ability to attend work on a regular basis

Demonstrated adherence to all privacy legislation and corporation policies to ensure all confidential patient, business, financial and employee information is accessed on a need to know basis only (for required job duties) and is disclosed only to those authorized to receive it. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Consultation 

  • Acts as a consultant to patients, staff, visitors, and Programs and Services concerning infection prevention and control-related issues.
  • Liaises with local Public Health personnel.
  • Facilitates infection control practices and makes recommendations to improve practice.
  • Collaborates with Occupational Health. 
  • Identifies and reports infection control safety issues. 
  • Participates in epidemiological studies to identify, investigate, evaluate, and monitor outcomes (eg outbreaks), exposures, changes in practice and reports these in a timely manner.
  • Participates in providing direction to Programs and Services in the investigation of an outbreak in conjunction with other team members.
  • Practices fiscal responsibility in carrying out these duties.

Education 

  • Participates in developing and delivering education programs that meet the needs of patients, families, staff, and visitors.
  • Provides continuing education to all levels of healthcare workers to support infection prevention and control best practices.
  • Participates in orientation of new staff, physicians, clergy, and volunteers. 

Surveillance 

  • Participates/collaborates in the development and implementation of infection prevention and control surveillance programs
  • Participates in retrospective and concurrent collection of infection data
  • Organisms of significance, requiring isolation or follow-up, are acted upon immediately with notification to the Unit Manager and provision of directions for containment, as needed
  • Policy/Program Development
  • Collaborates in policy development and program planning related to infection prevention and control.
  • Collaborates with Occupational Health in policy development.

Applications for this position must be submitted on-line by September 5, 2018. 

NOTE: There will be no further postings for this position should there be no fully qualified applicants. If you wish to be considered for this position and have most of the qualifications as posted and the registration or licensure where required, you are encouraged to apply at this time. 

Please quote Competition # 2018-34152-External. Horizon Health Network appreciates expressed interest, however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Human Resources Department, Horizon Health Network.

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