This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
The Government of Nunavut was selected as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and recent graduates in 2021. With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations. As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance - one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuktut language, achieves a representative public service, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. Successful applicants will enjoy a competitive salary, medical and dental benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, relocation privileges and opportunities for training and career advancement.
Reporting to the Territorial Manager Environmental Health, the Territorial Infection Prevention and Control Specialist (Specialist) is responsible for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of a Territorial Infection Control Program for the Department of Health to ensure high quality patient care in collaboration with the Environmental Health Specialist, Communicable Disease Specialist and Health Care Providers in all health facilities including community centres, regional health centres and the Qikiqtani General Hospital.
The Specialist will be responsible for developing and maintating an effective Infection Control program for the Nunavut Health System in collaboration with other practioners throughout the system. The Specialist has the ability to positively impact the health care system, staff, and patients by mitigating infection risks. This is accomplished by: using expert knowledge in infection prevention and control practices to identify, prevent, monitor, investigate and control infection within Nunavut health facilities; providing advice on best practices to health care staff; and upholding accreditation standards and required operating procedures. The Specialist will also be leading and coordinating professional development activities for Department of Health staff on new trends, equipment, regulations and procedures that relate to infection control as well as preparing reports and presenting report findings to senior management team, various health teams and external stakeholders as required.
The knowledge, skills, and experience required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Bachelor's degree in Nursing along with three (3) years experience working directly in an infection prevention and control position or program within a healthcare facility. Infection Control certificate from a recognized educational institute, such as the courses endoused by Infection Prevention and Control Canada is also required. Applicants must be eligible for registration with the Registered Nurses Association Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.
If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to GNHR@gov.nu.ca. Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.
- The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy.
- Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.
- Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
- Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
- Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
- Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.