Professional Practice/Infection Control Education Coordinator

Mountains and Meadows Care Group

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Position Scope:

Under the direction of the Director of Resident Care, and in collaboration with the Senior Management Team the Professional Practice/Infection Control Coordinator is responsible for delivering education to front line staff. The focus will be mainly on infection control practices but could include other topics including audits. This position would also see the vaccination program at Mountain Lea Lodge.

Organizational Relationships:

Maintains a positive working relationship within the Management Team at Mountain Lea Lodge. Develops and maintains positive working relationships with the circle of care delivering education which is based on evidence and best practice.

Key Activities:

  • Develops monthly education calendar and tracks participants in an education data base that is divided by discipline
  • Teach courses and provides training to both licensed and unlicensed staff
  • Reports monthly to the Director of Resident care and CEO on educational activities
  • Educates staff on infection control best practices and other identified priority area
  • Will support the Leadership Team at MLL during an outbreak situation

Staff Support:

  • Assist Director of Resident Care in providing educational opportunities to staff and help develop staff educational plans (PLAR)
  • Participates in meetings and educational opportunities
  • Helps in Policy Development as requested and provides education to staff

Qualifications:

  • Currently registered with the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia
  • Minimum of three years of progressive nursing experience and education in which leadership, administrative and interpersonal skills have been demonstrated.
  • Past Long Term Care experience is an asset for MLL
  • Must have excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Must have excellent conflict management skills
  • May require flexibility with work hours at times
  • Current certification in CPR and Standard First Aid
  • Policy development required

Skills and Abilities:

· Proven leadership and team building skills

· Ability to work independently

· Excellent communication (written and verbal) and conflict management skills

· Ability to develop, implement and evaluate resident-centred programs

· Proven organizational and time management skills

· Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment

· Demonstrated computer skills, preferably in MS Office Suite

· Maintains regular attendance

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $22.00-$25.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Casual dress
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flextime
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Overtime pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Bridgetown, NS: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: One location

Application deadline: 2022-12-13
Expected start date: 2023-01-01

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