Join us as an Infection Prevention & Control Nurse (RN)

Infection Prevention & Control Nurse (RN)
Temporary Full Time (6 month term)

Facility: Ocean View Continuing Care Centre and The Birches
Job Category: Nursing, Healthcare, Infection Prevention, Infection Control
Position Available: Temporary Full-Time (1.0 FTE) 6-month term

Facility Description:

Ocean View is a Charitable organization that has been operating since the early 1960’s. We provide a variety of services, predominately for seniors and others folks that need a little extra help in day to day living. Between in care living and community supports, we proudly serve over 500 individuals each year through our 320+ staff and 100+ volunteers. Our vision is to be the “community of choice” for Nova Scotians needing support in a place they call home. We are committed to the highest standards of support and services and we promote a healthy workplace for staff. We foster a healthy work-life balance and use the latest best practice information at all levels. Fully accredited by Accreditation Canada since 1974, our commitment to excellence and safety is unsurpassed.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Site Manager / Director of Care, the Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Nurse is accountable for the planning, development, implementation and coordination of the Infection Prevention and Control Program for both Ocean View Continuing Care and The Birches Nursing Home.

Qualifications:

  • Current registration with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certification in Infection Control from a recognized program
  • Recent long term care experience preferred
  • Current knowledge in concepts and trends in nursing and continuing care
  • Excellent clinical, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge and clinical competence in IPAC
  • Skilled in policy development and utilizing evidenced-based practice
  • Knowledge in quality improvement initiatives, including outcome measures
  • Practical experience with accreditation
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required

Ocean View Continuing Care Centre Offers:

  • Free Parking & on Bus Route
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Comprehensive Orientation
  • A supportive work environment

Benefits: In accordance with the Collective Agreement between Ocean View and the Ocean View Local of the Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union

Hours of Work: The regular hours of work for this position are intended to be from 0800-1600, Monday through Friday.  Given the scope and responsibility of the role, there may be occasions where it may be required to stay beyond this time period.  On call availability/flexibility may also be required at times.

The successful candidate will be required to submit a criminal record and vulnerable sector check on offer of employment.

Please be aware that OVCCC is a pet friendly environment that is home to several animals including cats, birds, and rabbits.

Please direct all applications to:
Human Resources
Email: hr@oceanv.ca
Or Fax to: 902-465-4929