Client Organization: Middlesex Hospital Alliance (MHA)
Position Title Infection, Prevention & Control Practitioner
Reports to: Vice-President, Clinical Services and Chief Nurse Executive
Within our Middlesex Hospital Alliance family, over 500 physicians, employees and volunteers care for patients in our communities. Together, we’re creating a more integrated and seamless approach to treatment by embracing and seeking out partnerships, through collaboration and investing in our people. This coordinated approach helps to ensure that we provide a high level of service while reducing costs and continually enhancing quality.
The Middlesex Hospital Alliance strategic plan outlines our goal to provide the best patient experience possible. It includes a strong focus on learning and innovation, applying the knowledge and expertise of our people with the most current science-based medicine to provide excellent patient care.
Our strategy is about making changes to enhance the care we provide. We must ensure we’re delivering care that makes sense in our health-care system by working in partnership with others to maximize resources. Factors such as an aging population in the geographic area that we serve, and responsibility to ensure financial resources are invested wisely helps us to determine the level of service our community needs.
The role and opportunity
We are seeking a strong clinical leader to fill a key role in the hospital – Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner. The IPAC Practitioner will be instrumental in defining a clear vision of how to leverage changes in healthcare and presenting best practices to improve IPAC standards and thus, patient satisfaction and strengthen health outcomes. This individual will have a strong operational focus, have a strategic vision and sharp business acumen and, above all, be a true champion for patients, staff and IPAC best practice. They will also need to possess strong coaching and mentoring skills and be familiar with the Lean management system.
This individual will provide oversight of all Infection Prevention and Control actions and needs across both sites, working closely with unit managers and departmental leaders as well as the Medical Advisory Committee and the executive team to ensure proper ongoing reporting, surveillance and investigation on all potential issues through the following responsibilities.
the Ideal candidate
The ideal candidate will be a certified healthcare professional, preferably an RN, with a strong clinical background and working experience of IPAC best practices and standards for all patient care areas and support services i.e. inpatient, operating room, ambulatory care, diagnostic services, environmental cleaning, medical device reprocessing, as well as significant experience with outbreak investigation, construction, monitoring and surveillance practices.
This individual will thrive in an autonomous role where they are both the subject matter expert but also the go to for realtime action and support of issues. They will have superior communication skills and be skilled at tailoring their message to their audience, whether that be front line staff in a huddle or the executive team in a board meeting.
Should you have an interest in confidentially exploring this further or have any questions regarding this initiative, please contact LHH Knightsbridge search team below:
Lead Partner : Collin MacLeod
Phone number: 416-928-4534
Research Consultant: Matt Dyck
Phone number: 416-640-4315
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