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RPN - Infection Prevention & Control Lead (IPAC) - Long Term Care

Chartwell Parkhill Long Term Care Residence
250 Tain Street, Parkhill, Ontario N0M 2K0
Ref: 13091-11-136753
May 31, 2023

At Chartwell, we’re all about Making People’s Lives Better for our residents, their families, and our employees. Join an exceptional group of diverse, caring, and passionate people who are inspired to make a difference in their own lives and are dedicated to delivering an experience that is personalized, memorable and feels like home for more than 30,000 residents across the country.

Reporting to the Director of Care of the Long Term Care residence the Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Lead will work with the interdisciplinary IPAC team to implement, manage and oversee the Home’s Infection Prevention and Control Program.  The IPAC Lead will have education and experience in infection prevention and control practices, including infectious diseases, cleaning and disinfection, data collection and trend analysis, reporting protocols, and outbreak management.


What You Will Do

  • Provides education residents, care givers, visitors and volunteers related to infection prevention and control principles.
  • Implements effective infectious disease surveillance and reporting systems ensuring staff are conducting surveillance appropriately and appropriate action is being taken. Identify trends and potential spread, and corrective actions to be taken, including identification of suspect outbreaks.
  •  Coordinates the resident/employee immunization program including influenza vaccine clinics.
  •  Monitors infections and outbreaks, investigate causes and trends, and identify area of improvement.
  • Ensures communication of the infection control data through postings or through resident/family council.
  • Participates in the development, assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the Home’s IPAC Program.
  • Other infection duties as assigned

What You Will Need

  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario with an RN or RPN designation
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a long-term care setting is preferred.
  • Previous experience in the area of Infection Prevention and Control and Outbreak Management.
  • Previous experience providing education and training an asset.
  • Certification from the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology by April 2025
  • Successful completion of IPAC Core Competencies training through Ontario Public Health Prior Education and training in infection prevention and control an asset
  • Completion of an IPAC Canada Recognized Course is an asset
  • Proficient computer skills and knowledge of MDS and Point Click Care

To apply please email your CV/resume to

Chartwell’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity is a commitment to hire people whose skills and abilities contribute the most to the success of the organization and who reflect the communities in which we live and work.

Chartwell Retirement Residences is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from a wide range of qualified candidates, including persons with disabilities. If you have questions or require assistance with the application process, please email or call 1-888-663-6448.

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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