Assistant Director of Nursing -RN - Infection Control Coordinator

March, 13 2024
Belleville

Hastings Manor, Belleville

Assistant Director of Nursing – RN – Infection Control Coordinator
Full-Time
2024-NON-HM-129

Hastings Manor has an opening for a permanent full-time Assistant Director of Nursing – RN – Infection Control Coordinator. This is a non-unionized position reporting to the Director of Long-Term Care.  The primary function of this position is to assist the Director of Nursing with the administration of the nursing services and the co-ordination and implementation of the Infection Prevention and Control Program for the home.

DUTIES:
Guiding Principles: 
•    Practice and uphold the mission, vision, values of Hastings/Quinte Long-Term Care services that focuses on a person-centered care philosophy. 
Leadership and Oversight: 
•    Conduct or participate in team member evaluations, investigations, and coaching/discipline.
•    Ensure that in-service programs are provided and encourage the continuing professional development of the department team members to improve skill levels. 
•    Educate team members on the principles and practices of infection prevention and act as a resource regarding infection prevention and control. 
•    Supervise in accordance with and follow the Occupational Health and Safety Act, County policies and accepted nursing practices. 
•    Utilize supportive interpersonal skills to effectively empower team members’ approach to improve quality care, both at a departmental and multidisciplinary level. 
•    Maintain partnerships with all leaders of the home to ensure a holistic and person-centered approach to care and programs. 
•    Promote positive team member and resident relations. 
•    Collaborate with community partners and resources. 
•    Liaise with the registered staff regarding the medical care of residents and keep the Director of LTC, Medical Director/Associate Physicians informed of health conditions of the residents.
Infection Prevention and Control Program and Development:
•    Maintain inventory control and ensure the ordering and receipt of supplies relating to the infection prevention and control program.
•    Assist in the development and updating of evidence-based Nursing Policies and Procedures in accordance with best practice guidelines and participate in relevant nursing research.
•    Leading the interdisciplinary infection prevention and control committee at a minimum quarterly geared towards improvements and best practices within the home. 
•    Implement and monitor a surveillance program for residents and staff and manage outbreaks in consultation with the local Public Health Unit. Review screening results daily and monthly to determine any action required. 
•    Design and conduct in-depth investigations of clusters/outbreaks of infections and collate appropriate data to assist the leadership team in determining cause. 
•    Convening the Outbreak Management Team at the outset of an outbreak and regularly throughout an outbreak and ensuring protocols are being followed. 
•    Auditing of infection prevention and control practices in the home, reviewing, and creating action plans for improvement opportunities. Ensure compliance with Infection Control Protocols and environmental cleaning practices according to PIDAC guidelines.
•    Ensuring there is a hand hygiene program in place which includes ensuring access to hand hygiene agents at point-of-care. 
•    Implement, maintain, and lead a vaccination program, N95 Fit Testing program, and Pandemic planning response. 
•    Participate in Joint Health and Safety Committee as a key member relating to infectious illnesses and the safety of team members
•    Participate in home improvements/construction to ensure it aligns with infection control best practices. 
•    Participate in the development of the department operational budget. 
•    Oversee the delivery of infection prevention and control education to all team members, caregivers, volunteers, visitors, and residents. O.Reg. 246/22, s.102 (7)
•    Respond to complaints; investigate concerns, consult with leadership team and rectify concerns. 
•    Adherence to confidentiality and the Personal Health Information Protection Act. 
•    Other related duties as assigned
Health & Safety:
•    Ensure that employee incidents are documented, investigated, and submitted to the Administrative Associate. 
•    Immediately report and document all incidents of alleged, suspected, or witnessed abuse or neglect of a resident in accordance with the Fixing Long-Term Care Home Act, 2021 and home policies and procedures. 
•    Ensure a zero-tolerance approach is taken in all instances of alleged bullying or harassment in accordance with the County of Hastings policy and procedures. 
•    Be aware of and follow emergency response procedures including all practice drills. 
•    Be accountable for the delivery of high quality, safe, and reliable care along with a safe working environment to ensure and protect the health and safety of those who use and deliver the programs and services provided by Hastings Manor. 
•    Works in a safe manner in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, associated regulations, other applicable legislation, County policies and procedures, and guidelines.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
-Registered Nurse with current Certificate of Competence in Ontario.
-Four Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree.
-Certification in Infection Control (CIC), from the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (O.Reg. 246/22, s.102 (5))
-Registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario. 
-Must be willing to travel and possess a valid class ‘G’ driver’s license.
-Current certification in First Aid and CPR.
-Minimum four years Nursing experience in a managerial/supervisory role with minimum two years relevant experience working in infection control and prevention is required.
-Superior planning and management skills.
-Demonstrated ability to supervise a large number of staff providing various levels of nursing care.
-Ability to work with minimal supervision and demonstrate sound decision making, time management and administrative skills.
-Ability to prioritize and work efficiently and accurately to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
-Strong interpersonal skills, patience and oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate with residents, the public, staff and external service providers.
-Capacity to create an environment conducive to the well-being of the residents.
-Education and experience in infection prevention and control practices (O.Reg. 246/22, s.102 (5)), including: 
(a) Infectious diseases
(b) cleaning and disinfecting
(c) data collection and trend analysis
(e) outbreak management
(f) asepsis
(g) microbiology
(h) adult education
(i) epidemiology
(j) program management.

HOURS OF WORK:
-Normal hours of work are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (37.5 hours/week). 
-Occasional overtime may be required for project completion. 
-On-Call Required 24/7 (rotating basis)

WAGE RANGE:         $104,649 - $122,425 per annum with excellent fringe benefits

Interested candidates may submit their resume and covering letter not later than
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 by 4pm

Juliana Finney
Human Resources Advisor
Talent Management & Acquisition
    
Please quote: “2024-NON-HM-129 – Your Name” within the subject line and submit your application to careers@hastingscounty.com

“The County of Hastings is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. Please contact us if you require this posting in an alternate format. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation. The successful candidate will be required to provide a clear Criminal Record Check and/or Vulnerable Sector Check.”
 

Information

Department

Long-Term Care Hastings Manor

Category

Full Time

Job Status

Open

Region

Belleville