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IPAC Coordinator – Tavistock

peopleCare Tavistock, 28 William Street, Tavistock, ON

THE ROLE

As a member of the peopleCare Management Team, the IPAC Coordinator is responsible for planning, directing, organizing both the Clinical Services quality programs and the IPAC programs within the home. The IPAC Coordinator has in depth knowledge and experience of the LTC regulations and guidelines and ensures their own continuous improvement of this knowledge. The IPAC Coordinator will hold and maintain the education, experience, and minimum hourly requirements (26 hours) set out by the MLTC for the role.  The remaining 14 hours will be allocated towards Clinical Services quality programs.

 

Reports to: Director of Care

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Advising on IPAC practices to manage the outbreak and minimize risk(s) to residents and staff
  • Assisting with securing IPAC-related resources needed to support the outbreak management response. This may also include working in collaboration with the licensee and the Outbreak Management Team to secure needed PPE and other supplies as required
  • Ensuring that accurate disease-related information is tracked and documented
  • Engaging and being the point of contact with the local board of health on the outbreak response (when relevant) including when an outbreak has been declared
  • Implementing changes to IPAC practices as needed to support the outbreak response; and
  • Providing IPAC-related education and training to staff and others to support the outbreak response
  • Participating in a debrief session to assess IPAC practices that were effective and ineffective in the management of the outbreak. A summary of findings shall be created that makes recommendations to the licensee for improvements to outbreak management practices
  • Collaborates with the Director of Care in the implementation and evaluation of the nursing department quality improvement initiatives, risk management systems, data collection and analysis, report writing, procedural updates
  • Takes the lead in the coordination, and implementation of best practice initiatives related to resident care
  • Effectively manages utilization of nursing supplies
  • Maintains an active presence in the Resident Home Areas to mentor staff while overseeing the provision of quality resident care
  •  Works collaboratively with the Director of Care on special projects and reviews
  •  Compliance with Health & Safety policies and procedures
  •  Compliance with peopleCare policies and procedures
  •  Participates and cooperates during Ministry inspections
  • Participates in mandatory on call nursing as needed
  •  Other duties as assigned

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Holds all requirements for education and experience as per the Regulations
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in long term care, previous management experience an asset
  • Current knowledge of clinical issues for geriatric residents, infection control, falls prevention, skin, and wound care
  • Demonstrated superior leadership and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Word; Excel, computerized resident care and assessment programs
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation, current nursing, and healthcare practices
  • Demonstrates concern and interest in providing quality care and service to residents

 

Interested? We want to hear from you! Apply now!

In support of the peopleCare Communities’ commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, our COVID-19 Immunization Policy requires all staff and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (1st and 2nd dose) as a condition of employment* along with a police check and a negative TB test result.

 

*Where the successful candidate has not been fully vaccinated, a documented medical reason may be accepted.

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