Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) Specialist - IPC Construction - Surrey

City Surrey
Job ID 2022-32870
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Public Health
Employment Type
Relief Full Time
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Days Off
Saturday, Statutory, Sunday
Infection Prevention and Control
Salary at Time of Posting
$47.60 - $59.43 / hour

Salary range

The salary range for this position is CAD $47.60 - $59.43 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

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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Fraser Health is proudly recognized as a BC Top Employer. Joining our team offers you opportunities to work in a rapidly growing organization with health professionals who are excellent in their respective fields, career growth and advancement, a competitive compensation package (including four weeks of vacation to start, comprehensive health benefits, and pension plan), and the rewarding opportunity to make a difference every single day in health care.


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.


Fraser Health values diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring and Trust. Fraser Health’s hiring practices aspire to ensure all individuals are treated in an inclusive, equitable, and culturally safe manner.


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Detailed Overview

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.


  1. Collaborates with health care leaders and physicians to provide leadership and IPC expertise in the assessment, planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of systems improvement and culture change initiatives designed to improve IPC systems and processes.
  2. Plans and oversees IPC projects and system changes over multiple sites and programs across FH utilizing project management framework; develops and implements consistent and streamlined IPC processes, policies, procedures, and protocols, and evaluates their effectiveness.
  3. Reviews and determines impact assessment of changed systems; makes recommendations on further changes including assessment of competencies, resource levels, and other considerations.
  4. Leads culture change initiatives designed to improve quality of care, service utilization, safety, and risk reduction.
  5. Provides leadership in the development of client safety and risk indicators; alert systems, and other risk prevention strategies.
  6. Develops and implements communication strategies and engagement opportunities to ensure input, buy-in, and support by stakeholders and key support areas.
  7. Identifies learning needs of clinical, program, and IPC Practitioner (IPCP) teams related to IPC methodology, tools, and system processes; develops, implements, and evaluates education resources to meet those needs; develops and maintains IPC resource material and promotional information.
  8. Provides leadership for outbreak management activities; evaluates and determines root cause; provides recommendations for changes and improvements.
  9. Provides consultation, guidance, and support to clinical, program, and IPCP teams on policies and protocols developed by program leaders to ensure all IPC issues have been addressed.
  10. Ensures IPC standards are implemented in compliance with local, provincial, and federal legislation.
  11. Provides direction, oversight and support to IPC Practitioners in order to lead evidence-based practices and standardization of infection control issues.
  12. Provides leadership in the integration of accreditation principles and standards with assigned programs. Facilitates and supports clinical, program, and IPCP teams participating in accreditation self-assessment, planning, survey preparation, and follow up related to IPC.
  13. Participates on various internal and external committees, as required, and provides status reports to the Manager, as needed.
  14. Ensures the Manager is informed of and aware of significant events and activities in the area(s) of responsibility.
  15. May be assigned to provide orientation, mentorship and training to co-op students by demonstrating tasks and functions related to IPC issues/processes; participates in evaluation of students including status reports.


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

Professional/Technical Capabilities

  • Clinical proficiency/expertise in infection prevention and control. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of infection prevention and control principles and practices coupled with an understanding of the healthcare system at both the strategic and operational levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to think conceptually, strategically, and systematically.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide progressive and innovative approaches to service delivery and program issues.
  • Demonstrated facilitation, consultation, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to motivate and influence leaders, physicians and staff at all levels to embrace and take action.
  • Ability to work with complex multi-disciplinary teams comprised of internal and external resources.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with others at all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated presentation, facilitation, and teaching skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain rapport with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Ability to operate related equipment including applicable software applications.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


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