Job Posting


Application Deadline: 

February 8, 2023

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At Parkwood Seniors Community, we seek to nurture the mind, body and spirit of residents through a culture of kindness, building ‘a community for all’. We are a charitable, non-profit, organization comprised of 18 Independent Garden Homes, 78 Retirement Residential Suites with Assisted Living services and an 96-bed Long-Term Care home.

We welcome you to join us! If you want to work in a team-based environment with others who enjoy what they do and treat each other with kindness and respect, look no further. We provide guided orientation and onboarding, as well as opportunities for team appreciation, individual recognition, growth and development. Indeed, kindness lives here.

Position Summary:

Parkwood Mennonite Home is actively seeking to welcome a new Infection Prevention & Control (IPAC) Lead / Assistant Director of Care (ADOC) to our leadership team at Parkwood. Leadership Role: Non-Union Hours: IPAC 26.5 / ADOC 13.5 per week

Reports to:

Director of Care

Assets and Qualifications:

The Infection Control Lead will have education and experience in the following:

✓ Infectious diseases
✓ Cleaning and disinfection
✓ Data collection and trend analysis
✓ Reporting protocols
✓ Outbreak management
✓ Asepsis
✓ Microbiology
✓ Adult education
✓ Epidemiology
✓ Program Management
✓ Registration with the college of Nurses RPN or RN certification


Job Description and Responsibilities include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Ensures an interdisciplinary infection prevention team is formed including Medical Director, Director of Care, Executive Direct. Works with the interdisciplinary IPAC team to implement the IPAC program
  • Seeks advice from IPAC team as well as other health professionals in the Home e.g. Dietician, Occupational Therapist).
  • Ensures an annual evaluation of the IPAC program is conducted, documented and that improvements are put into place and communicated to staff, residents, families etc.
  • Ensures a hand hygiene program is in place for the community
  • Implements improvements from evaluations/audits and from the IPAC quality program.
  • Managing and overseeing the IPAC program
  • Develops and oversees the delivery of IPAC education and training to all staff, caregivers, volunteers, visitors, and residents
  • Auditing of IPAC practices in the home. Includes quarterly real-time audits of specific activities performed by staff including, but not limited to, hand hygiene, selection and donning and doffing of PPE
  • Conducting regular infectious disease surveillance
  • Reviews infectious disease surveillance results regularly and ensures staff are conducting surveillance appropriately to ensure appropriate action is being taken to respond to findings. This includes analysis of trends in order to reduce infections and outbreaks
  • Ensures directives issued from the Director of Long-Term Care, Medical Officer of Health are implemented
  • Convening the Outbreak Management Team (OMT) at the outset of an outbreak and regularly throughout the outbreak
  • Advising on IPAC practices to manage an outbreak and minimize risk including adequate PPE, resources, tracking, documentation. Liaises with Public Health routinely and communicates and initiates changes to practices required during and outbreak. Educate/train staff on new protocols as required.
  • Ensuring that a debriefing/post evaluation is completed and documented at the end of each outbreak. Results will be utilized for quality improvement and changes to outbreak management procedures.
  • Convening the interdisciplinary IPAC team at least quarterly, and more frequently during an outbreak in the home
  • Reviewing symptom screening
  • Reviewing daily and monthly screening results collected to determine any required actions
  • Implements in collaboration with IPAC team, required improvements to address any evaluation and/or audit findings as well as recommendations arising from the quality program for IPAC
  • Ensuring a hand hygiene program is in place in accordance with the LTC IPAC standard including at minimum hand hygiene agents at point of care
  • Oversees policy implementation and review to ensure policies are following evidence-based practices and are up to date. Consults with the interdisciplinary IPAC team and all departmental leaders to create a comprehensive inventory of evidence-based policies and procedures. Annual policy review to take place annually.
  • Ensures an annual program evaluation is completed and that the IPAC program is updated as needed.
  • Consults with the Medical Director on IPAC policies and procedures that impact medical care, and with other healthcare professionals in the home on policies and procedures for the IPAC program
  • Responsible for purchasing PPE supplies to ensure adequate inventory available. Reviews and selects any changes to product selection.

Shift Information:

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent:

  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Night Shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday

Hours: IPAC 26.5 / ADOC 13.5 per week

What are you waiting for? Send us your application today!

Ability to provide effective service in French (proficient in conversational French for activities of daily living) is considered an asset.

If you require accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and assessment process, per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005, please speak with the hiring contact. Fairview Parkwood Communities will be pleased to support you.

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