St. Joseph's Health Centre
Dec 13, 2019Full time
Unity Health Toronto is currently seeking an individual who will work collaboratively with all clinical programs and service departments across St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital sites to promote best practices in Infection Prevention and Control and ensure full compliance with required organizational and provincial standards and legislation. Reporting to the Senior clinical Program Director of Women’s and children’s Health and Infection Prevention & Control and the Physician leadership in Infection Prevention and Control, this position is accountable for directing the daily operations of the Infection Control Department, including staff leadership, and management of departmental budgets. The Manager will act as a facilitator, educator and liaison regarding infection prevention and control best practices and develop and oversee implementation of related policies, procedures, standards and educational programs. This position will be required to supervise and coordinate the analysis and reporting of epidemiological data and infection surveillance activities that support safe, quality patient care. The Manager will be instrumental in outbreak management activities, and actively lead and participate on various interdisciplinary, leadership and regional committees, as well as foster external links to the community through regular contact with Public Health. Qualifications: A Masters degree in a health related field (e.g. Nursing, Public Health, or Microbiology Epidemiology) Current Registration with the appropriate regulatory body Current Certification in Infection Control (CIC) and Current Membership with Infection Prevention and Control Canada or equivalent. Minimum of 2 years recent experience in infection prevention and control required, including knowledge of statistics and epidemiological principles. Minimum 2-3 years of management or supervisory experience in an acute care facility. Familiarity with sterilization/cleaning processes preferred. Demonstrated critical thinking, analytical, conceptual and organizational skills, with the ability to make timely decisions. Proven problem-solving/conflict management skills, with an ability to motivate staff, set priorities, and meet tight deadlines. Is clinically knowledgeable about disease entities; about epidemiological issues and about circumstances that may impact where a patient can be cared for. Demonstrated leadership capabilities in a team environment, and ability to function successfully in a self-directed/autonomous model; Demonstrated knowledge of the Ontario health care system, provincial legislation, accreditation standards, and applicable Health Centre policies Strong interpersonal skills and proven effectiveness in engagement and consensus-building strategies with diverse stakeholders; Training/certification in LEAN process improvement/quality improvement methodology and project management would be an asset Demonstrated skills in staff/patient education, and the ability to apply adult teaching/learning principles; Demonstrated strong competencies in Microsoft Office tools, email and internet Demonstrated strong work ethic, integrity and accountability; Demonstrated self-direction/initiation, and commitment to continuous professional learning and development; Demonstrated ability to use data to identify opportunities and engage in data driven decision making, and change management. Demonstrated ability to adapt and function effectively as a team member in response to changing or evolving demands and/or environment; Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and written/verbal communication skills – including presentation skills Proven ability to work effectively and with composure under pressure/or stressful conditions and to meet multiple and competing deadlines Self-directed, courageous and highly motivated Reliable, with an excellent attendance record and ability to maintain same. A demonstrated commitment to achieving results through collaboration, in keeping with the vision, mission and values of The Network; May require flexible work hours.