Manager of Infection, Prevention and Control - Long Term Care

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Responsibilities:    

  •  Creates and provides regular reports to the Director of Care and key internal/external stakeholders regarding the IPAC surveillance;
  • Oversees and administrates daily maintenance of database activities including, ARO Surveillance and Hand Hygiene databases; ARO Surveillance, Hand Hygiene, COVID-19 resident and staff surveillance, respiratory/enteric resident and staff surveillance; 
  • Primary communicator with external partners related to IPAC including but not limited to; Ottawa Public Health, Ministry of LTC, Ministry of Labor;
  • Maintains current vaccines for all residents; ensure the homes are in compliance with the infection control guidelines mandated by the Long-Term Care Homes Act.  Leads the annual vaccination campaign
  • Supports the internal and external reporting regarding infection prevention and control and communicable diseases;
  • Accountable for and acts as the key resource person provide coordination, organization, data collection, and support for the hand hygiene program;
  • Plans the design, development, and implementation of IPAC projects and initiatives; and ongoing evaluation of IPAC projects and initiatives;
    Qualifications:
  • Certificate of competency from the College of Nurses of Ontario or a Baccalaureate degree in a health care related field or equivalent combination of education and proven expertise in infection prevention and control with leadership skills is essential
  • Infection Prevention and Control course completed or willingness to do so preferred
  • Minimum 3 years in the LTC sector required
  • Previous teaching and/or supervisory experience
  • Ability to analyze research and implement evident-based practice into Policy and Procedure development in both clinical and non-clinical practices;
  • Communicates effectively using timely, appropriate written, verbal and non-verbal means;
  • Utilizes effective listening skills to maximize understanding of issues;
  • Proven ability to work within a computerized environment;
  • Possesses highly developed analytical, problem solving, critical thinking skills;