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15896 – Clinical Coordinator – Infection Control

Humber River Regional Hospital

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted November 15, 2022.

Clinical Coordinator – Infection Control

Posting Date 1 month ago(10/18/2022 11:46 AM)
  • Program
  • Infection Control
  • Department/Unit
  • Infection Control
  • Employee Type
  • Temporary Full-Time
  • Employee Group
  • Non Union
  • Job ID
  • 2022-15896
  • Job Category
  • Infection Prevention and Control

Position Profile

At Humber River Hospital, the Infection Prevention and Control team prevent and address potential infections risks in compliance with Provincial Infections Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC) requirements.


We are currently seeking a Clinical Coordinator- Infection Prevention & Control (IPAC) to work for our Infection Prevention & Control (IPAC) department.

Are you an experienced Clinical IPAC Coordinator? Are you looking to take on a new and challenging opportunity leading the Infection Prevention and Control department and achieving consistently high-quality, safe care in North America’s first fully digital hospital? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, we invite you to read the details below and apply to this exciting career opportunity at Humber River Hospital.

Reporting Relationship: Manager, Infection Prevention and Control
Hours of work:
Primarily days – Monday to Friday with flexibility to meet needs of the department (schedules may change based on operational needs).


Position Responsibilities:

  • To prevent and address potential infection risks in compliance with Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC) requirements
  • To develop, implement, coordinate, supervise, and evaluate IPAC programs, and monitor performance of staff, physicians, and management team implementing IPAC plan
  • Provide expertise for 24/7 on-call Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) consultation services and direction in infection prevention, control, and epidemiology
  • Valid driver’s license required to provide coverage at multiple sites
  • Develop and implement IPAC policies and processes; implement new standards, directives, and policies, including additional precautions for infectious patients
  • Develop formal and informal educational programs and materials for staff, physicians, volunteers, contractors in consultation with Director to coordinate patient and clinical staff education, and monitor and address staff compliance; evaluate educational program effectiveness in achieving desired change or standards compliance; address educational gaps
  • Organize data collection, review patient data and statistics, and conduct infectious disease risk assessments to develop risk mitigation plans
  • Work with HR to interpret and apply collective agreement requirements; assist Managers and HR to address issues of noncompliance; provide investigative follow-up
  • Provide direction relating to staffing patterns and assignments regarding patients with additional precautions for infectious patients and for the facility operations during outbreaks, including when to recommend unit closures until outbreaks are resolved in collaboration with HR Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) group
  • Assist with the implementation of new products (e.g. hygiene bags, gloves, masks)
  • Recommend staffing patterns based on patient flow, condition, and incident location
  • In an outbreak situation, has authority to close a unit and reassign resources in collaboration with Public Health


Qualifications:

  • Graduate or Advanced Degree in Epidemiology, Medicine or Microbiology
  • Current registration and membership in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
  • Certification in Infection Control (CIC) required
  • Membership with Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO)
  • Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) chapter membership in good standing (Greater Toronto Area) required
  • Completion of courses in infection control and epidemiology required
  • Three(3) years’ Infection Control supervisory experience in an acute care hospital
  • Two (2) years’ Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) experience
  • Proficient in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Knowledge and experience with Adult education
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills with the ability to articulate clear expectations and work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated experience with Epidemiology, Statistical Analysis, Data Processing and Financial vaccination protocols in a unionized environment
  • Excellent independence, interpersonal, problem solving, customer service, critical thinking, tact and diplomacy skills required

Why Humber? Why Now?

Humber River Hospital is on an exciting transformation journey of redefining patient care as we leverage the most advanced technologies to enhance all aspects of delivering high-quality, safe care. We continue to build a people-centered workplace with excellent staff and physician engagement by hiring passionate, diverse and inclusive healthcare professionals. People who care and live our values of Compassion, Professionalism and Respect. People who are committed to making a positive difference.

We are a Studer Group hospital, focused on building our evidence-based leadership practice and hardwiring a culture that WOWs.

Why? Because at Humber River Hospital, we know it’s our people and our ability to innovate that allows us to consistently deliver a great patient experience and the best quality outcomes. After all, we are the hospital that believes exceptional care…healthier community.

To express your interest in this exciting opportunity, please complete the online application in confidence at www.hrh.ca/jobs.

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this position. However, the actual responsibilities, duties, qualifications and experience may vary. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Information contained in this job posting/description is subject to change.

Note: This is a non-union position

Humber River Hospital is committed to inclusion and diversity. We believe that diversity drives our culture of innovation. By bringing together a variety of different perspectives, it fuels our creative thinking, generates new ideas and creates solutions designed to address tomorrow’s healthcare challenges today. We take pride in providing professional development and career advancement opportunities for our employees including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. We also provide accommodation to applicants and all of our employees – from hire to retire.

Let us know what we can do to help you be successful during your recruitment experience at Humber

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Humber River Hospital, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the hired employee’s first date of employment Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis

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