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NURSING ADVISOR, INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL

Inuulitsivik Health Centre, Puvirnituq
2021 January 29

The Inuulitsivik Health Center, which has more than 900 employees, is part of the Quebec network of health and social services in the Nunavik region. It provides front-line health and social services, including prevention, assessment, diagnosis and treatment, rehabilitation and support, to the population of approximately 7,000 people in the Hudson sub-region. In addition, it offers services related to youth protection as well as management, on behalf of the Nunavik region, of Ullivik, located in Dorval. The Ullivik's mission is to welcome Inuit traveling south to receive health services from participating Montreal hospitals. The Inuit population is distributed among the seven communities along the coast of Hudson Bay,

The nurse advisor is called upon to advise the establishment on programs for the prevention and control of nosocomial infections in hospitals.
It identifies the factors having an impact on the occurrence of infections in the user or in a given population. It monitors infections, analyzes the risk of infection (present or anticipated), conducts epidemiological investigations and implements means and strategies to prevent their acquisition and control their transmission and thus avoid outbreaks of infectious diseases. or multidrug resistant bacteria. She participates in the review of quality improvement programs and professional activities related to the infection prevention and control program. She plays an important role in supporting healthcare teams as well as advising on infectious diseases as well as for events such as hand hygiene campaigns. See the next section for more details. Under the supervision of the Director of Nursing,

SURVEILLANCE
Join the mandatory component of provincial monitoring programs that apply to the facility and meet the requirements defined in the protocols.
Ensure the implementation of the recommendations of the CINQ and the
PCI Strategic Committee (CS-PCI) resulting from the analysis of data from local and provincial surveillance programs.
Ensure the implementation of the recommendations of the CINQ on the indications for screening relating to transmissible infectious agents (MRSA, VRE, EPC).
Participate in training sessions offered by the INSPQ on provincial surveillance programs in order to ensure the standardized application of definitions and validation of cases.

POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND MEASURES
SUPPORT FOR THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF
NOSOCOMIAL INFECTIONS
Know, within the PCI team as well as the PCI committees (CS-PCI and PCI Table Clinique), all the opinions and recommendations disseminated by the CINQ and the MSSS, and discuss them, in order to define their limits and methods of application and make the appropriate recommendations to the management of the establishment.
Work in collaboration with decision makers to put in place measures relating to the organization of physical and technical places as well as the administrative and organizational measures necessary to meet the needs of IPAC.
Ensure that all PCI-related policies and procedures, no matter what department or specialty they originate from, are approved by CS-PCI.
Ensure the implementation of policies and procedures deemed priority for all establishments (section 2.2.2) and assess their application through audits.
Support in a concerted and coordinated manner the implementation and monitoring of sets of good practices (EPE) in all care settings and services where they apply (Quebec Care Safety Program)

EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Work in collaboration with the human resources development department, managers of the sectors concerned, professional committees (CII, CM, CMDP) and unions for the development and implementation of the PCI training plan:
for the PCI team;
for the staff of the establishment.
Recommend and support the implementation of IPAC training activities included in the national repertoire of “shared continuing education” that meet the needs of the establishment's staff.
Train ICH multipliers or champions capable of disseminating basic training to their peers.
Evaluate the quality of the employee IPAC training program and make any necessary changes.

EVALUATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE
CONTINUOUS QUALITY PROGRAM
Undertake and carry out, with the collaboration of all the services concerned, the evaluation of the PCI program.
Identify the indicators to be integrated into the establishment's dashboard and the service dashboard as well as the expected results in collaboration with the TC-PCI, the
CS-PCI and the other authorities and services concerned.
Monitor the results of the indicators according to the established frequency and report on the progress made to the CS-PCI and to the departments concerned. COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION
Collaborate with the communications department in the development of communication strategies specific to the PCI.
Timely disseminate surveillance data, resulting analyzes and actions to be taken in relation to this analysis.
Produce an annual report presenting an assessment of all program activities and associated results, allowing progress to be tracked and changes to be made to the PCI program to be identified.

MANAGEMENT
EPIDEMICS Promptly inform the people in charge of the establishment, at the time of an epidemic, according to the established protocol.
Establish an action plan with a precise timetable and a person responsible for each of the measures selected and ensure regular or statutory monitoring with the departments and services concerned as well as the epidemic management team.
Provide a mechanism to activate the outbreak management team with senior management in the event of a persistent or major outbreak or exceptional situation.
Document events that have occurred and actions taken while managing an outbreak with the production of a daily log.
Perform simulations as part of preparatory measures for the management of outbreaks of virulent or emerging pathogens.

RISK MANAGEMENT
Appropriate the different components of the risk management process in order to be able to objectify the risks related to PCI to managers and directors.
Ensure that decision-making on a risk is shared with all the departments and services concerned in order to facilitate its management.
Obtain the support of the “risk manager” in order to put in place an approach that fits correctly into a framework for improving the quality and safety of care.

 

Qualifications

Hold a bachelor's degree in nursing or a bachelor's degree with three (3) eligible certificates, including at least two (2) recognized certificates in nursing;
• Minimum experience of one (1) year in infection prevention and control;
• Member in good standing of the Ordre des infirmiers et infirmières du Québec;
• Bilingualism essential (French and English) both oral and written; Inuktitut is considered an asset;
• Ability to work in a multicultural work team;
• Respect for Inuit culture and traditions;
• Marked ease for positive interpersonal relationships and excellent mobilizing communication skills;
• Nordic experience considered an asset.

Experience required

Expected on-the-job training:
• Update of nursing knowledge in the prevention and control of nosocomial infections as well as any other training related to Nordic specificities.

Conditions and benefits

Permanent full time based in Puvirnituq
Hourly rate according to agreement;
Day shift, 7.25 hours;
Collective insurance;
Maximum of 16 weeks of leave per year;
3 to 4 annual outings depending on status;
Freight premium $ 115.64 / week;
Retention premium $ 287.47 / week;
Remoteness premium $ 191.93 / week without dependents, $ 338.29 / week with dependents;
Furnished accommodation provided;
Air transport paid by the center;
Start date: as soon as possible.

** Professionals who are currently part of the health and social services network can request northern unpaid leave (up to 48 months) to work in Nunavik **

Additional details

christiane.alary.csi@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

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