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Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator – Temporary Full-Time – Infection Prevention and Control(202661 )

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted November 5, 2020.

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Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator – Temporary Full-Time – Infection Prevention and Control (202661 ) Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 10/7/2020 3:42:34 PM

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.


  1. Baccalaureate degree in a health care related field or equivalent combination of education (e.g. public health, environmental hygiene) and proven expertise in infection prevention and control with leadership skills is essential.
  2. Possesses knowledge and/or has job related experience in the health care field and is familiar with patient care practices.
  3. Certification (or eligible for certification) from the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CIC)
  4. Member of national infection control association (IPAC Canada) preferred.
  5. Works independently and is self-motivated, self-directed while possessing the ability to work in a collaborate manner.
  6. Demonstrates effective leadership and management skills
  7. Demonstrates the ability to effectively articulate the important components of an infection prevention and control program with all levels of personnel/clients
  8. Expert Infection Prevention & Control knowledge required to act as a resource and problem solve Infection Prevention & Control issues
  9. Possesses knowledge of, and is able to utilize educational principles in program development and teaching
  10. Demonstrates expert verbal and written communication skills
  11. Possesses knowledge of epidemiological principles, statistics, microbiology, and infectious diseases.
  12. Possesses knowledge of and utilises the principle of continuous quality improvement
  13. Demonstrates skill in computer databases (use of spreadsheets, Word, PowerPoint, internet and literature searches, e-mail).
  14. Demonstrates ability to integrate this knowledge in to clinical practice

What’s next

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter (in one document) quoting 202661 to: Human Resources
To apply, please click ”Apply for Position” at the bottom of this page. When submitting your application/resume, include any familiarity you have with the skills and qualifications that relate to those listed in the job posting.

Once you apply, we’ll review your resume and cover letter to determine if your skills and experience match the qualifications for the role. Only qualified candidates will be contacted to move forward in the hiring process. If you are contacted, the process will include one or more interviews and/or assessments and reference checks.Training and education will be provided to successful candidates if needed.

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.

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