Hand Hygiene is the most important way to prevent the transmission of infection. Several years ago Interior Health formed a Hand Hygiene Program to improve patient safety.
Part of the program involves observing healthcare workers cleaning their hands and recording the observations.
Who are we looking for?
Interior Health Infection Prevention and Control department is hiring a Hand Hygiene Observer Co-op Student at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, B.C.
This is a four-month term position, from approximately January 2022 to April 2022. Hours of work per week may vary, some early mornings included.
What will you work on?
As an integral part of the infection prevention and control team, the Hand Hygiene student will observe healthcare workers hand hygiene practice and may provide feedback to staff among all levels of healthcare.
The Hand Hygiene observer will work closely with the Infection Control Practitioners, providing them with hand hygiene feedback.
The student will be included in development, implementation, and evaluation of education strategies. Interior Health utilizes the observation tool that was developed by the Provincial Hand Hygiene Working Group under the direction of the B.C. Ministry of Health.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
How will we help you grow?
We provide you with an orientation customized to meet your needs, and immediate support and access from excellent colleagues.
You will have access to work in an interdisciplinary environment where patients are at the centre of care.
Reasons to Apply at Interior Health... What we can do for you
We offer a work environment conducive to growth and development of strong skills. The opportunity to have a balanced lifestyle that allows you to maintain the quality of life you desire.
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Education, Training and Experience :
o Interior Health will provide hand hygiene observation training
As part of your application, please ensure to :
Skills and Abilities :
Successful applicant must have a valid class five B.C. driver’s license and strong computer skills. Must be available for overnight travel.