Infection Prevention & Control Practitioner - SMH
Fraser Health
Surrey, Canada
2d ago

Looking for a job that will allow you to combine your clinical expertise and your proven leadership skills? Do you have experience working with infection control processes?

Are you passionate about building an engaging environment that supports and challenges others to achieve their goals? We can offer you an exciting opportunity for an Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) Practitioner located at Surrey Memorial Hospital (SMH).

Fraser Health is BC's largest and fastest growing health authority. Over 25,000 employees, 2,900 physicians and 8,000 volunteers provide services that range from acute care to community-

based residential, home, mental and public health to 1.8 million people 1 / 3 of British Columbia’s population.

Twelve acute care hospitals, BC’s first dedicated outpatient care and surgery centre and a wide range of services in public health, home health, mental health and residential care facilities -

all within Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Known as one of the most desirable place to live in the world, these dynamic communities along with inspiring scenery and easy access to an abundance of outdoor activities provide an amazing quality of life.

We have a positive and compassionate work environment where you can bring your real passion for nursing to the role and be part of our rapidly thriving team.

Fraser Health is experiencing unprecedented growth and now you can be a part of a busy and exciting team.

Build on your career experience by :

  • Conducting infection surveillance involving data collection, documentation, analysis and reporting
  • Identifying problem areas and infection risks
  • Reviewing processes and other contributing factors to evaluate root cause of infections
  • Recommending both immediate interventions as well as sustainable corrective action
  • Providing support and education on IPC policies, standards, practices and guidelines.
  • Providing expertise at the sites for alerts, outbreaks and on outbreak management calls following established procedures and protocols
  • Providing consultation and acting as a resource to healthcare professionals, third party providers, and patients and families on infection prevention and control issues, policies, standard methodologies and standards
  • Your background includes :

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Three (3) year’s recent related clinical experience. Completion of Certification in Infection Control (CIC) or one years’ demonstrated recent experience working directly with infection control processes, policies, activities, including the facilitation of work teams, projects, and quality improvement initiatives.
  • Completion of, or current enrollment in, an approved IPAC Canada sponsored and endorsed Infection Control course.

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
  • Current Valid Class V BC Driver's License
  • Personal vehicle for work related purposes
  • This role is a relief full time position located at SMH in Surrey, BC. SMH is a 611 acute care bed, University of B.C. Affiliated, regional referral and community teaching hospital that has the busiest emergency in B.

    C. Located in Surrey, it is one of Canada’s fastest growing cities and its land mass makes it the largest city in the province.

    Known as the City of Parks, Surrey has over 6,000 acres of parkland and 15 golf courses and driving ranges. Despite rapid growth, Surrey has held onto the rural flavour of its past, with about 35 per cent of its land designated as agricultural and still actively farmed.

    SMH offers medical, surgical, neonatal intensive care, tertiary, ambulatory, cardiology, rehabilitation, as well as 24 / 7 emergency services with 158,558 visits annually.

    We offer you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are eminent in their respective fields.

    We offer a competitive salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.

    Take the next step and apply so we can chat about you joining Fraser Health where we value diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.

    Hours of Work

    0700-1500; 0800-1600; 0900-1700; Weekends & Stats as per rotation. On-call may be required.


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