Consultant, Infection Prevention and Control
Vancouver Island Health Authority
Royal Jubilee Hospital Victoria, BC, CA
12h ago
  • In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health) patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone;
  • 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

  • Membership / certification with a relevant registering association and post-basic education in infection prevention and control or epidemiology required.
  • Thorough knowledge of Infection Prevention and Control services, techniques, principles and practices.
  • Strong leadership and people management skills with the ability to motivate and delegate.
  • Demonstrate Island Health's Values (Courage, Aspire, Respect & Empathy)
  • Strong systems-thinking, critical analysis, problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Proven strong written and verbal communication skills and good presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships and collaborate with key stakeholders across a wide range of groups.
  • Demonstrated, strong team-building and coaching / development skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully educate adult learners including the development of in services, lesson plans, competency testing, and orientation using different delivery methods based on students' strengths.
  • Evidence of ability to successfully manage and support change through negotiation and facilitation.
  • Ability to lead in the support, development and education of Island Health policies and procedures related to Infection Prevention and Control.
  • Ability to find creative solutions to problems and to develop alternative strategies to support quality improvement initiatives.
  • Ability to define own continuing education needs and maintain competency through reading literature, management development, seminars and available educational offerings.
  • Computer proficiency in areas such as patient information, surveillance, and office suite software.
  • Self-directed with effective organizational, time management and prioritization skills.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Travel is a requirement of the position and therefore a valid BC Drivers License.
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