Registered Nurse – Infection Control (Job ID: 202007-09)

Status: Full-time, Temporary (one-year term) Vacancies: One | FTE: 1.0  |  Schedule: Negotiable

Reporting to the Manager of Clinic Operations, the Registered Nurse - Infection Control works collaboratively with all physicians and staff within the Calgary West Central Primary Care Centre (CWC PCN) providing mentoring support during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that infection, prevention, and control (IPAC) standards are upheld in the provision of care services.

They are responsible for supporting a healthy working environment and staying current with healthcare provider COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring adequate PPE supplies are available and guidelines are adhered to correctly.

They work actively alongside the Licensed Practical Nurse completing all client-based assessments and applicable intervention support(s). .

 

Responsibilities

The CWC PCN is a fast-paced, ever-changing environment where your organization and multi-tasking skills are required to manage changing work priorities effectively. You have a keen eye for detail, an ability to remain calm under pressure while maneuvering with urgency, and you operate with accountability and integrity.

Develops and amends IPAC policies and procedures

  • Subject matter expert for advising, supporting, and facilitating the implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of IPAC within the CWC PCN
  • Identifies and develops new, updated or amended IPAC policies in collaboration with clinic staff and management
  • Provides ongoing education and orientation on new, updated, or amended IPAC policies, procedures, protocols, legislation, and professional practice issues.
  • Performs regular audits to ensure IPAC policies and procedures are being adhered to

Client care and electronic medical record (EMR) management

  • Documents all phases of client care in the Wolf EMR system, maintaining accurate and timely records
  • Works in conjunction with the physicians and/or independently as appropriate to assess the needs of patients; supports the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based health care to the practice population
  • Conducts patients to consulting rooms, collects and enters patient vitals in the EMR, and provides health services based on developed nursing knowledge and skills
  • Works collaboratively to full scope of practice as a member of a healthcare team within a family practice environment to enhance the delivery of primary care services to patients
  • According to practice protocols, conducts assessments, initiates and implements management strategies and provides appropriate evaluation, follow-up, and modifications to care plans
  • Assists in the implementation of strategies for improving the quality and provision of care for the practice population according to care and role algorithms
  • Assists in the delivery of disease management and health promotion and provides appropriate care and treatment, according to practice policy and protocols
  • Provides care and coordinates services with other team members and community resources, appropriate to the situation, and in accordance with CWC PCN policies, procedures, and established standards
  • Ensures clinic is stocked with medication and general medical supplies; maintains sterilization protocols, equipment standards, and supply levels of clinic exam rooms
  • Responsible for own self-directed professional development; participates in CWC PCN education programs, multidisciplinary and nursing meetings

Qualifications

The ideal candidate is a Registered Nurse who has broad clinical expertise to maximize the application of in-depth nursing theory, knowledge and skills.

Education: A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited post-secondary healthcare program with an equivalent combination of training and experience from a variety of settings. Current Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers is required. Completion of an IPAC Canada approved IPAC course preferred.

Experience: A minimum of three (3) years of broad clinical nursing practice is required and a minimum of one (1) year nursing experience in acute care. Must have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a professional manner.

Knowledge: Demonstrated clinical skills in primary care nursing, with evidence of continued professional development. Knowledge of IPAC management and surveillance. Knowledge of and ability to use EMR system. Demonstrated ability to use equipment and supplies according to established standards and procedures.

Organization skills: Ability to multi-task and prioritize. Strong organizational skills. Proven ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a highly challenging environment. Ability to work with fixed deadlines, cope with frequent interruptions and changes.

Communications and customer relations skills: Strong communication, interpersonal and relationship-building skills; able to handle requests and complaints in a professional, non-confrontational manner. Proven ability to build good working relationships with healthcare professionals, patients, and other members of the community. Excellent follow-up and problem-solving skills with ability to make intuitive decisions. Discretion and ability to handle sensitive information and material appropriately.

Attention to detail: Precision, accuracy, and high attention to detail in all aspects of work.

Team-oriented: Ability to work effectively independently as well as with a team.

Technical: Proficiency in computers, Microsoft Office Suite and EMR systems.

Hours of work: Negotiable.

Additional requirements

  • A clear Criminal Background check is required to start. If you have resided outside of Calgary in the past 12 months, you will need to contact the local police or RCMP detachment in your previous residential municipality to be able to obtain a full report.

Why work for us?

Employees of the CWC PCN enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package that includes employer-paid premiums for health and dental benefits, health spending/wellness account, learning account, eligibility to contribute to our group RRSP plan and receive an employer match, flexible working options, generous vacation and personal time off allowances, and education days, as well as professional development opportunities.

The CWC PCN is a leader in the provision of primary care through collaboration, innovation and teamwork, creating healthy patients and satisfied providers.

How to apply

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only those who apply through the CWC PCN website will be moved forward in the recruitment process. This is a necessary step as we require important information from our online application form. Please include your cover letter and resume when submitting your application. 

Submit your application through the CWC PCN Careers page.

Only submissions received with the following three (3) documents will be considered:

  1. Completed and signed application form (available on the CWC PCN Apply Now page).
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting will remain open until the role is filled.

 

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