as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Reporting to the Director, Infection Prevention and Control, the Consultant, Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) works collaboratively within a team of infection prevention and control professionals to provide leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of organizational Combined Quality System (CQS).
The Consultant works across the organization, utilizing capacity building strategies to enhance the skills, abilities resources and commitment required to develop and implement a strong foundation for the provision of quality care.
The Consultant works in partnership with operational and clinical leaders across Island Health on IPAC initiatives.
The Consultant collaborates, and will support the IPAC Practitioners in collaborating with regional programs on reprocessing, education, purchasing of products and medical devices, construction, developing policies and procedures, outbreak management, environmental service liaison and makes recommendations for systems improvements.
Acts as the crucial IPAC link with senior leaders, IPAC Practitioners, front line workers, health care professionals and other staff at all levels of Island Health and other Health Authorities, the Provincial Ministry of Health and external organizations.
The Consultant is responsible for the oversight and effective utilization of IPAC staff by maintaining schedules, associated coverage, managing and monitoring attendance and other related work-life indicators, and evaluating IPAC staff performance.
Travel is a requirement of the position. Transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of Island Health in accordance with the service assignment and may require the use of a personal vehicle.
Education, Training And Experience
A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in a related health discipline and five (5) years' recent related infection prevention & control experience in a health care environment including progressive administrative responsibilities.
Skills And Abilities