Interior Health Infection Prevention and Control department is hiring a Hand Hygiene Observer Co-op Student Placement at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook, B.C.
This is a four month term casual position, from approximately January 3rd, 2019 to May 3rd, 2019. Hours of work per week may vary, some early mornings included.
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.
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.
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Education, Training and Experience :
o Interior Health will provide hand hygiene observation training
Skills and Abilities :
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Successful applicant must have a valid class five BC driver’s license and strong computer skills. Must be available for overnight travel.