88 Mintha Street, Box 880,    Barry’s Bay, Ontario K0J 1B0          Tel: 613-756-2643       Fax: 613-756-7601

Job Posting Number:

O-23 IPAC Support




EXPRESSION OF INTEREST - Infection Control Coordinator


Posting Date:

Friday, November 03, 2023

Closing Date:

Monday, November 13, 2023 or until filled


Lorilei Mayhew Administrative Coordinator/HR

Box 880-88 Mintha Street Barry’s Bay, ON K0J 1B0


Valley Manor is a dynamic and progressive Long-Term Care Home. We are a rural, fully Accredited facility, offering quality nursing care in a friendly & welcoming environment. We are committed to the safety of our residents and to compliance with the LTCHA legislation.


Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario (either RN or RPN)
Vulnerable Sector Check valid within the last 6 months or can obtain one


Registered Nurse with a current certificate of competence from CNO
Post RN education and experience in Infection Prevention and Control Practices, including: infectious diseases, cleaning and disinfection, data collection and trend analysis, reporting protocols, outbreak management, asepsis, microbiology, adult education, epidemiology, program management; AND, if not certified…..
Agrees to complete Certification in Infection Control from the Certification Board of Infection Control & Epidemiology by April 2025, or sooner
Experience in a long-term care home setting is an asset
Demonstrated leadership skills and organizational skills
Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
Ability to supervise, and provide direction to all staff and departments in the Home
Must work with the interdisciplinary team to implement the IPAC program
Must manage and oversee the entire Infection Prevention and Control Program
Oversees the delivery of IPAC education to all staff, caregivers, volunteers, visitors and residents
Audits IPAC practices in the Home
Conducts regular infectious disease surveillance
Convenes the Outbreak Management Team at the outset of an outbreak and regularly throughout an outbreak
Convenes the interdisciplinary IPAC team and conducts quarterly meetings (or more often during an outbreak) as per Fixing Long Term Care Act (FLTCA), 2021; Section 102, subsection 4

Ensures surveillance of resident symptoms as per FLTCA, 2021, section 102, subsection 9
Reviews any daily and monthly screening results collected to determine any action that may be required
Implement required improvements to the IPAC program as required by audits
Ensures there is a hand hygiene program in place
Ensure there is a screening program for infectious diseases for staff as well as an immunization program for staff
Ensure a program is in place for residents to be offered immunization against pneumococcus, tetanus and diphtheria
Ensure there is a policy that is enforced that any pets living in, or visiting the Home have up-to-date immunizations
Be knowledgeable about the Infection Prevention and Control Program as outlined in the FLTCA, 2021 (Section

102) in its entirety, and apply all information

Ability to multi-task, and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
Commitment to providing excellent quality, resident focused care
Ability to find efficiencies in both time management and human resources
Ability to ensure supplies are utilized without waste and within allotted budget in consultation with the CEO, DOC and all Managers
Current CPR certification
Attends RN/RPN meetings. Ability to teach, explain and demonstrate any changes related to the major LTC Homes programs
Requires excellent computer skills
Has knowledge related to the Fixing Long-Term Care Homes Act (2021) & Regulations
Must have a keen interest in policy review and development
Must have a keen interest in maintaining statistics
Must be willing and able to be flexible in assignments
Any other duties as assigned
Strong attendance history required

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All new hires are required to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check valid from within the last six (6) months, as well as their immunization status/immunity to select group of communicable illnesses as a pre-condition of employment