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Infection Prevention and Control Specialist, Regional Municipality of York

Richmond, Ontario
Deadline September 21, 2017

Job ID J0417-0363
Organization: York Region
Job Title: Infection Prevention and Control Specialist
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada


Infection Prevention and Control Specialist

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Position Purpose

Reporting to the Manager, Health Protection, is responsible for providing infection and prevention control expertise and leadership in the implementation of program initiatives and deliverables; developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating infection control programs as well as building capacity internally and externally to detect and manage Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) issues; conducting research and interpreting evidence based literature in developing IPAC best practices guidelines, tools and resources; evaluating initiatives, programs, policies and resources and providing IPAC best practice recommendations; completing IPAC audits to ensure compliance within industry best practices; leading, conducting and assisting in investigations of IPAC breaches, conducting IPAC risk assessments using a scientific based approach and recommending solutions; recommending standards, protocols, processes and procedures in compliance with applicable legislation; and acting as a consultant, educator and resource for internal and external stakeholders.

Salary: $48.15 - $52.33 per hour. This is a Union position.


  • Successful completion of a University Degree in Health Sciences, Social Sciences, or a related field or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Current Certification from the Certification Board of Infection Control.
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience of relevant infection prevention and control related experience with a comprehensive understanding IPAC practices and program service delivery.
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” driver’s license and reliable vehicle for use on corporate business.
  • Thorough knowledge communicable disease control, epidemiologic principles, surveillance, and outbreak management.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer service, communication, team work, initiative/self-management.
  • Demonstration of Departmental competencies, including flexibility and adaptability, accountability, strategic thinking, innovation and creativity, and collaboration.
  • Computer literacy utilizing MS Office software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Demonstrated skills in program planning, implementation, evaluation and ability to contribute to continuous quality improvement as they relate to infection prevention and control.
  • Demonstrated communication skills (verbal and written) to facilitate and present information to varied audiences.
  • Ability to conduct effective infection risk assessments, problem solving, and conflict resolution to respond to issues with tact, diplomacy and professionalism.
  • Ability to critically analyze issues, and apply creative problems solving skills.
  • Ability to work outside regular business hours, as required.

Scheduled Hours: 35

Scheduled Shifts: 0830 - 1630

How to Apply

Please apply on-line by September 21, 2017, quoting competition #20634. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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