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Bethany Care Society

Quality Practice Lead : Infection Prevention & Control

Canada-Alberta-Calgary

17-1006-1506028

Company Information

About Bethany

For over half a century, Bethany has been improving the lives of Alberta seniors and adults with disabilities by providing housing, health and community services that honour their spirit and individuality.

 

At Bethany, our employees are the backbone that supports our model of quality care. We celebrate a workforce rich in diversity and our employees are rewarded through meaningful work experiences. Our employees are a part of something bigger than themselves – we are a team of multi-disciplinary professionals committed to “Creating Caring Communities”.

 

We offer competitive salaries, attractive benefits and pension programs, growth through learning and development, and numerous opportunities to give back to the community – just a few of the things that led to Bethany being named one of Alberta’s Top Employers fourteen times since 2000. It’s simple — we invest in our people because they are the reason for our success.

 

We are delighted that you are considering joining our team! We are looking for people who are passionate about people, working to enhance everyone’s quality of life at every stage of the journey.


Job Description

About the Role

At Bethany, a career as a Quality Practice Lead is both personally and professionally challenging and rewarding. As a key member of our quality team, you will provide expertise and consultation to meet the needs of evolving infection prevention and control program.  

Our employees have the unique opportunity to build strong personal relationships with the people who call Bethany home.

 

What You Will Do:

Reporting to the Quality Manager, the Quality Practice Lead, IP & C participates as an active member of the Quality & education team through collaboration in the planning, development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of IP& C best practices & education programs.

 

The incumbent will support the strategic goals and objectives of Bethany’s Infection Prevention and Control Program & will provide expertise within the organization and assist the other members of care team with the development and implementation of all functions and activities of the corporate Infection Prevention and Control Program.

 

 Individual responsibilities include:

  • Leads the development, and ensure ongoing monitoring and continuous quality improvement of Bethany’s infection prevention and control program

  • Establishes strong & supportive relationships with regional, provincial and national IP&C stakeholders

  • Provides Infection Prevention and Control education to residents, families, employees and volunteers to increase awareness of infection control issues (risk, prevention, control) and preventive measures.

  • Develops, reviews and revises Infection Control Policies, procedures and resources. 

  • Participates as a member of the Infection Control Committee and others, as appropriate.

  • Provides expert knowledge and support for patient safety issues relating to infection prevention and control.

     

 

What You Bring:

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or an equivalent combination of education & experience.

  • Current Registered Nurse in good standing with CARNA.

  • 3-5 years’ of recent work experience with seniors and/or dependent adults in long term care

  • Experience in Infection Control relating to surveillance, education & consultation

  • Knowledge of the Infectious Disease process and the applicable regulatory bodies and legislative requirements.

  • Current CPR

  • Current, valid Alberta Driver’s License with no restrictions as this role requires visits to site locations.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong presenting skills and a basic understanding of adult learning.

  • Sound judgement and problem solving skills.

 

How to Apply:

Like what you see and think you have what it takes to join our team?

Apply Online before 23:00 on April 23, 2017 at: http://bethanyseniors.com/careers/

 

All applicants are thanked for their interest.

 

Bethany Care Society is an equal opportunity employer.


All Bethany staff members are required to complete a Criminal Background Check.


Bethany Care Society complies with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). By forwarding your resume to Bethany you are consenting to the collection and use of your personal information for this job competition. Your information will be kept strictly confidential.

 


Contact Information

Bethany Care Society
Lara Sargent
403-210-4636
Posting Date: 10-Apr-2017Nursing/Healthcare Permanent, Part-Time Open 1 ASAP
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