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Job Number:  33789
Infection Control Practitioner
Job Posted: Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Closing Date: Saturday, 29 July 2017
(57 days ago)
Louis Brier Home and Hospital
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: (not entered)



Louis Brier Home and Hospital is a 215 bed accredited residential facility situated next to the Weinberg Residence, home to 40 assisted living and 20 private pay complex care residents. Our mission at Louis Brier Home & Hospital is to provide exemplary care to residents and families, ensuring residents’ safety, within a supportive and caring community consistent with Jewish values and traditions. As innovative leaders in eldercare, our vision is to enrich the quality of life of Jewish seniors in everything we do.


Reporting to the Director, Quality and Risk Management (QRM), the Infection Control Practitioner is responsible for the development, implementation and management of the Infection Control Program and, in collaboration with senior staff, the management of Disaster Preparedness Program. Additionally, the position has a cross organizational responsibility to ensure that the organization follows evidence based best practices as part of the continuous quality improvement philosophy.


Duties related to Infection Control consist of: developing and maintaining a surveillance system; evaluating the delivery of the Program through collection, trending and analysis of key indicators; consulting with appropriate agencies and staff to prevent and control the spread of disease; developing policies and procedures to related to infection control issues; conducting contact screening; and implementing staff orientation and education programs related to the spread of infection. Disaster Preparedness Program duties include: participating in the development and coordination of the Program; contributing to the development of a mass casualty response, fire, evacuation and bomb threat plan; serving in an advisory lead role to the Senior Leadership Team; collaborating with government agencies to develop and maintain disaster preparedness; arranging Critical Incident Stress debriefings for staff; and leading the Infection Control team throughout the Accreditation Process.


Requirements for the position include a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or a relevant, scientific healthcare discipline, current CBIC Certificate in Infection Control (CIC) or willingness to become certified within 2 years of hire, certificate of completion in an IPAC-Canada (Infection Prevention and Control) approved basic course in infection prevention and control. Additional requirements include a minimum of five years’ professional experience, preferably in a hospital setting, and one (1) year of experience related to infection prevention and control including surveillance, data management, policy development, public health. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.


This exciting career opportunity offers a competitive salary and full range of benefits including pension, medical, dental, extended health, life insurance, vacation and paid sick leave coverage.

To apply for this position please forward your covering letter and resume to our Human Resources Department at

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Contact Details:
1055 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver, BC, V6M 1W9

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