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INFECTION PREVENTION PRACTITIONER (TEMPORARY FULL TIME)
Location:Prince Rupert
Facility:PR REGIONAL HOSPITAL
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Competition #:05530918
Employee Type:RELIEF FULL TIME
Bargaining Unit:BCNU
Facility:PR REGIONAL HOSPITAL
Department:NH INFECTION CONTROL
Reports To:REGIONAL MANAGER, INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL
Hourly Wage:$43.09 - $52.82
Close Date:OPEN UNTIL FILLED*
Comments:
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Position Summary

Do you have a passion for nursing? We have the position for you! We are seeking a motivated Registered Nurse with a dedication for delivering compassionate patient care to join our team at Prince Rupert Regional Hospital.

Assists in the provision of service for the Northern Health Infection Prevention and Control Program for acute and continuing care facilities by developing education materials and implementing transmission precaution strategies and the surveillance, investigation and reporting of Nosocomial (healthcare acquired) infections, in order to minimize risk of infection to patients/resident/clients, staff and visitors. This position will promote continuous quality improvement methodology and epidemiological principles to carry out the functions of the service and this will be done within a fiscally responsible environment. This position reports to the Regional Manager Infection Prevention and Control.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Monday to Friday / Days - 08:00 to 16:00

Prince Rupert Regional Hospital is the largest hospital in northwest BC with 27 acute care beds. They offer emergency services, ultrasound, CT scans, surgery, extended care, pediatrics, radiology, and obstetrics. Additional services such as diabetes education, health heart and rehabilitation, podiatry, orthopedics and other visiting specialists.

Prince Rupert is a coastal port city with a population of 12,220 (2021). It is nestled into a mountain and surrounded by the Great Bear Rainforest. See rare wildlife, explore our rugged landscapes, and experience world-class fishing adventures you won’t find anywhere else. Check out more on Prince Rupert, known as the halibut capital of the world.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Relocation Incentive is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• “Loan Forgiveness Programs” offered through the Federal and BC Government
 
Qualifications

• Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing RN registrant.
• Three years’ recent clinical experience
• Completion of a Community and Hospital Infection Control Association – Canada (CHICA-Canada) Infection Prevention approved course.

Skills and Abilities:
Leadership – Promotes staff morale, cooperation, assertiveness and risk-taking, creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of NH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
Management – Manages time and resources, implementing activities to promote cooperation among relevant others, supervising responsibilities of others, collaboration across disciplines and related activities.
Knowledge Integration – Using factual information, prior learning and basic principles and procedures to support decisions and actions with relevant research-based evidence. Integrates best practice from Infection Prevention and Control and health-related disciplines and the humanities, arts and sciences disciplines into professional practice.
Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice – Ability to promote client-focused care that demonstrates care for and with clients and significant others, sensitive to diverse cultures and preferences, client advocacy and social justice concerns.
Communication – Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with the clients, families, the public, medical staff and the members of the interdisciplinary team using verbal, written and computer communication means.
Critical Thinking – Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve effectively.
Innovation: Demonstrated ability to challenge conventional practices; adapt established methods for new uses; pursue ongoing system improvement; evaluate new technology as potential solutions to existing problems.
Tolerance of Ambiguity: Able to deal with unresolved situations, frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
Teaching – Ability to transmit information intended to instruct clients and others about topics essential to Infection prevention and well-being.
Assessment and Intervention – Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing client assessments (clinical and diagnostic reasoning) and provide care through appropriate/ prescribed technical, therapeutic, safety type interventions.
Ability to operate related equipment including proven ability to utilize computer technology.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation’s communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.

Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.

There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.

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