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West Parry Sound Health Centre

Our beautiful health centre is located on the shores of spectacular Georgian Bay, and our facility offers the best that both nature and technology can offer. We work in one of Canada’s most modern health care facilities and live in one of Canada’s top outdoor adventure destinations. You can get from desk to dock in 10 minutes!

Position:  Infection Control Assistant

Region:  Parry Sound

JOB POSTING: Non-Union 2018-132

Regular Full-Time Position
We are looking for a new team member! We are a team of passionate and motivated professionals, working in a fast-paced environment. Our team supports each other in meeting challenges and strives for continuous improvement and growth.

Reporting to the Wellness Manager, the Infection Control Assistant provides expertise and consultation to meet the needs of the evolving Infection Prevention and Control Program. This is accomplished through surveillance activities and by providing expertise, consultation, monitoring, training and support to all employees, patients and their families, physicians, volunteers, students, visiting consultants and community partners.

This is a Non-Union position. The hours of work will be Monday to Friday, regular hours, and may include evenings and weekends from time to time, to meet operational requirements, and being on-call as required.

Basic Requirements:
• Successful completion of an approved RPN program;
• A current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario;
• Completion of the Infection Prevention and Control Program competencies;
• Central Service Association of Ontario (CSAO) certification.
• Minimum two years experience in an acute care setting;
• Demonstrated experience with Infection Prevention and Control Program practices;
• Knowledge of epidemiological principles, statistics, microbiology, and infectious diseases;
• Knowledge of regulations for Health Care and Standards of Accreditation Canada as applied to Infection Control and best practices;
• Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding patients, physicians, employees, volunteers, financial data, and business records;
• Ability to evaluate competencies of staff as it relates to infection control, provide education when deficiencies are noted and initiate progressive discipline when education is not adequate to correct behaviour;
• Ability to represent management when required to attend various committees;
• Demonstrated time management and organizational skills;
• Good judgement, ability to work under pressure and can handle a fast-paced role;
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook);
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
• Ability to retrieve and manipulate data, and prepare database reports;
• Demonstrated strong ability to work as a member of a team;
• Demonstrated satisfactory attendance levels, work performance, disciplinary history and positive work references;
• Ability to work in a manner that exemplifies the core values of the West Parry Sound Health Centre:
Compassion, Accountability, Rights and Responsibility, Excellence, Safety.

Salary:  To be negotiated

Terms of Employment:  Full-Time

Deadline for Application:  Wednesday, June 27, 2018

How to Apply:  Please submit a resume with covering letter by June 27, 2018, quoting NU 2018-132 to:

West Parry Sound Health Centre,
Human Resources Department
6 Albert St., Parry Sound, ON, P2A 3A4
Fax: (705) 773-4036

West Parry Sound Health Centre is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities to ensure equal participation. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes.

We thank all applicants who apply, but advise only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

Personal information submitted will be used for the purposes of this competition only. Please be advised the WPSHC property is smoke-free.

Location:  West Parry Sound Health Centre

Profession Type:  Nurses (NP, RN and RPN)

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