Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Nurse

Apr 12, 2022

Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Nurse

Temporary Full-time (1 yr. term position)

The Home is seeking a dynamic, compassionate person; committed to excellence and quality practice environments; with demonstrated team leading skills; and enthusiastic about a profession in Long Term Care to fill the role of Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Nurse.

Reporting to the Director of Clinical Services, the Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Nurse is accountable for the planning, development, implementation and coordination of the Infection Prevention and Control Program.

Key Responsibilities:

Pandemic planning and management. Liaison with various partners and agencies.  Education to staff, residents, families, students and volunteers on IPAC policies, programs and practices.  Collaboration with teams, committees, families, residents and volunteers to develop best practice solutions to IPAC issues.  Auditing and surveillance of the IPAC program within the facility. Various quality improvement initiatives related to IPAC throughout the facility. Development and updating of IPAC related policies and procedures.  COVID-19 Vaccines and audits. Consistent resource for staff.

Qualifications:

  • Certification or current enrollment in an approved IPAC Canada recognized program is an asset
  • Proficient in use of various computer programs (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Current knowledge in concepts and trends in nursing and continuing care
  • Excellent clinical, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge and clinical competence in IPAC
  • Skilled in policy development and utilizing evidenced-based practice
  • Knowledge in quality improvement initiatives, including outcome measures
  • Demonstrated experience in dealing tactfully with difficult situations

Education Requirements

Current registration with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN)

Current CPR, CPI, WHIMIS certification required.

Required Experience

Recent clinical experience in IPAC including leadership duties

Recent experience in geriatric (Long Term Care) setting preferred.

Competencies specific to position

Resident focused, Communication, Conflict Management, Self-and community awareness, Teamwork, Adaptability/flexibility, Decision making, Initiative, Leading & Developing others, Stress management,

And Values & Ethics

Hours of Work:                 Non-union Regular Temporary full-time (1.0 FTE) – Typically 40 hrs per week Monday – Friday (hours may flex as necessary i.e. weekend and afterhours).

Salary:                                Competitive Salary commensurate with education and experience

Benefits:                              Health (Travel), Dental Life, and Pension Plan (Manulife/NSEHPP (HANS), Corp rate for Gym
Deadline                             April 27, 2022

Start date:                          Immediately

Apply by:                             Submit cover letter and resume to Human Resource Coordinator by email or mail:  jobs@rkmacdonald.ca or in person at 64 Pleasant Street Antigonish NS B2G 1W7, for more information please contact HR at (902) 863-2578 ext. 292.

Job description:                 Can be viewed in its entirety on the Home’s website @ www.rkmacdonald.ca

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The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home provides patient centred care to 136 residents with approximately 290 care partners. The home is filled with people who care deeply about providing excellent resident care and who are committed to creating a safe work environment. If you are looking for an opportunity in a patient centred home than we are the place for you. As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021.  The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. The R.K. MacDonald is an inclusive employer who supports diversity, equality, and reconciliation.  Our goal is to be a workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve.  We welcome people from all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, age, religion, and physical and mental abilities.  We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to Human Resources before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. In addition, proof of applicable education and or certification is required as a condition of employment.