Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations, and is home to six Métis Chartered Communities.
Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care. Learn more.
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Effective October 26, 2021 all staff for all positions across health care in British Columbia are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and there are no exceptions.
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The Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) Specialist works in partnership with operational and clinical leaders across Fraser Health (FH) on IPC initiatives to provide leadership and IPC expertise in the assessment, design, implementation, and evaluation of new systems for both site and program based models, in support of clinical program priorities and in alignment with FH''s strategic goals.
The IPC Specialist works at a clinical program systems level and interfaces with IPC Practitioners and stakeholders to lead related initiatives for policy and process development, education, construction, and other areas as determined. Assesses needs and promotes program improvement and culture change initiatives; holds responsibility for the integration and standardization of evidence-based systems and tools with the design of safe, effective, and efficient care delivery processes.
Education and Experience
Masters degree in a health sciences discipline. Current registration with relevant governing professional association.
Three (3) years relevant clinical experience in an Infection Control program plus completion of a Sponsored or Endorsed IPAC Course as stated by IPAC Canada.
Certificate of Infection Control (CIC) as approved by the Certified Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC), or willingness to complete certification within two (2) years of position start date.
Valid BC Driver's License; access to a vehicle for business-related purposes.
Skills and Abilities
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