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Assistant Director of Care – Infection Control

Long-Term Care Facility

This is a Full-time position in Etobicoke, ON posted October 1, 2020.

We are in a global pandemic, and your skills are needed more than ever.  Your technical skills, your resourcefulness, your heart.  This is why you got into nursing – to care for people in need. There’s no place where your help is more needed than in the long-term care facilities in your community.  Assistant Director of Care – Infection Control  We are in desperate need of a temporary Assistant Director of Care at our long term care facility in Etobicoke.  As our new Assistant Director of Care, you’ll support our Director of Care in overseeing the activity of the nurses we have on staff, in addition to monitoring and improving our care. Using your knowledge of nursing best practices, you’ll maintain the standard of care that we’ve established while adapting to new circumstances.Your main goal is to ensure that there is an organized infection prevention and control program that meets regulatory requirements and is in line with PIDAC standards. You will implement and oversees infection prevention and control practices that promote the safety of residents, staff and physicians. Some of what you will do will include:* Monitoring and auditing for new infectious symptoms or trend* Ensuring required surveillance and screening programs are in place for residents, staff and physicians* Reviewing surveillance data and monitoring for infection trends* Collaborating with Public Heath to manage outbreak* Working with the Executive Director and Communications to ensure timely communication to residents, staff, physicians and families related to potential and confirmed outbreaks* Conducting post outbreak analysis and report for the IPAC Committe* Providing education and coaching to staff and physicians on IPAC practices* Promoting staff awareness of the purposes and objectives of the IPAC program components* Conducting audits of IPAC process/policy compliance, PPE compliance and donning/doffing, hand hygiene, and cleaning and disinfection procedures for shared medical equipment* Creating and distributing regular reports to leadership* Coordination of annual flu clinics and immunization programs* Developing and overseeing the infection prevention and control procedures for contracted services, such as hair salon, dental services, ophthalmology* Identifying and reporting health and safety hazards for residents and team members Working with Us  This is a full-time position working in our long term care facility in Etobicoke. You will be provided with the necessary PPE required to keep you safe. This is a salaried position paying between $85,000-$90,000/year. You will work predominantly days, but will require flexibility for all shifts, Monday-Sunday.  We’re a well-established organization that has been dedicated to serving the senior community in Ontario for decades. Our passionate and knowledgeable team is united under a common goal: to make each moment count for our residents, while keeping their well-being front and centre.  We know that it’s our people who are the key to our success. We support our nurses with appreciation events, and continuing education opportunities.   We hope you’ll join us, and bring your skills to our team, for our residents.  Qualifications * Registered Nurse with completion of BSc.N and registered in good standing with the College of Nurses Ontario.* Current Non-Acute Infection Control Prevention (NAC ICP) certification* Certification from the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CIC) or a commitment to complete within 2 years of employment* Minimum of 2 years’ experience in infection control in the Long Term Care or Acute Care sector required* Member of national infection control association (IPAC Canada) preferred* Training and experience in Quality Improvement is preferred* Knowledge of epidemiological principles, statistics and microbiology and the ability to integrate this knowledge into clinical practice would be a significant asset.