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Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator - Infection Prevention and Control - Regular Full-Time  (222707)

Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 8/2/2022 3:21:59 PM

We currently have a Regular Full-time opportunity for an Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator in the Infection Prevention and Control department at our Bayview campus.

Hours of Work: Weekday: Days; 8hrs; As per schedule

On Call and Statutory Holidays required

Summary of Duties

The Infection Prevention & Control Coordinator is part of a strong multidisciplinary team consisting of coordinators, an epidemiologist, a professional practice leader and a quality improvement specialist. The coordinator works closely with the patient/resident care programmes and supervises the development, implementation and evaluation of IP&C best practices. This includes surveillance activities; organzing outbreak management; acting as a consultant internally and externally; providing education to all levels of health care providers; reviewing, selection and distribution appropriate literature; linking with external agencies and academic institutions across the continuum of care; participating in research activities, and applying continuous quality improvement principles. The role also includes providing infection prevention & control improvement principles. The role also includes providing infection prevention & control recommendations for construction and design projects and product evaluation. Travel between campuses or facilities within our North Toronto Ontario Team may be required.

Qualifications/Skills

  • Regulated healthcare professional, OR Masters in Public Health (MPH), OR a bachelor's degree in microbiology, epidemiology or healthcare related field.
  • Completion or current enrollment in a post graduate IPAC course (endorsed by IPAC Canada), required or Master of Public Health with IPAC track, considered an asset/strongly preferred.
  • Certified in infection prevention through the CBIC (Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology) or commitment to complete within 2-years of hire.
  • Member of Infection Prevention and Control Canada (IPAC Canada), preferred
  • CSA training and experience in construction and renovation experience/knowledge, considered an asset
  • Expert Infection Prevention & Control knowledge required to act as a resource and problem solve Infection Prevention & Control issues.
  • Understanding of current legislation relevant to the practice of IPAC (Public Hospitals Act, Excellent Health Care for All, HPPA, HQO Patients Safety Indicators, OHSA)
  • Possesses knowledge and/or has job related experience in the health care field and is familiar with patient care practices.
  • Works independently and is self-motivated, self-directed while possessing the ability to work in a collaborate manner.
  • Demonstrates effective leadership and management skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively articulate the important components of an infection prevention and control program with all levels of personnel/clients
  • Possesses knowledge of, and is able to utilize educational principles in program development and teaching
  • Demonstrates expert verbal and written communication skills
  • Possesses knowledge of epidemiological principles, statistics, microbiology, and infectious diseases.
  • Possesses knowledge of and utilizes the principle of continuous quality improvement
  • Demonstrates skill in computer databases (use of spreadsheets, Word, PowerPoint, internet and literature searches, e-mail).

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in one document) quoting 222707 to:

Human Resources

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

To apply, please click "Apply for Position" at the bottom of this page.


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago. Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.