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Career Opportunity

Posting Number: 118-17
Date of Posting: 2017-05-19
Closing Date: 2017-05-25
Management / Non-Union

Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner

Owen Sound

Reporting to the Manager of MDRD and Infection Prevention & Control, the Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner uses a team approach to plan, implement and evaluate infection prevention and control functions and works with all disciplines to promote a safe environment for patients, families, employees and visitors. The Practitioner’s primary functions include education, consultation, surveillance, investigation, and the development of policies and procedures; collaborate with the health care team to develop strategies and programs that are best practice and evidence informed; work with external institutions and agencies with respect to infection prevention and control issues.

Qualifications / Skills / Abilities:


  • Undergraduate Degree or Diploma in health care related field
  • Current registration with a recognized health professional regulatory college
  • Minimum of five years’ professional experience, preferably in a hospital setting
  • Current Certificate of Infection Control (CIC) or willingness to become certified within 2 years of hire
  • Successful completion of an IPAC recognized Infection Control course
  • Demonstrated knowledge of infection control best practice
  • Project management experience
  • Effective skills in communication, diplomacy, problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, conflict resolution, management of competing demands
  • Strong computer skills
  • Effective adult teaching skills
  • Ability to work in a team setting as well as independently
  • Able to meet the physical demands of the position including sitting, standing, walking
  • Valid (class G) driver’s license and ability to travel. Reliable and insurable vehicle
  • Self-directed and well-organized
  • Commitment to continuous learning and improvement
  • Demonstrate professional commitment to currency in all aspects of infection prevention and control and health promotion
  • Able to anticipate unexpected events; local, provincial, national, world-wide with the ability to act on potential outcomes
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays as emergencies occur and situational circumstances require
  • Recent satisfactory performance and attendance records
  • Knowledge of and adherence to GBHS ‘CARE’ Behaviours (Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence)
  • Advocates and supports a culture of patient safety and demonstrates an understanding of how the department service and assigned responsibilities contribute to overall patient safety at GBHS through patient safety knowledge, skills and attitudes

To be considered for this position, please submit a resume to the address or fax number below or complete the On-line Application form. Applications must be received in Human Resources no later than 4 p.m. on the closing date. Grey Bruce Health Services is an equal opportunity employer.

You can submit your resume to one of the following:

Phone: 519-376-2121 extension 2014
Fax: 519-372-3949
Mail: Attn: Human Resources Department
PO Box 1800
1800 8th Street East
Owen Sound, ON N4K 6M9


Contact HR

Mailing address: 1800 8th Street East Owen Sound, ON N4K 6M9

(519) 376-2121

(519) 372-3949


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