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Network Coordinator--Bilingual (Champlain Infection Control Network --CICN), Public Health Ontario

Ottawa, Ontario
Deadline August 2, 2012

Title: Network Coordinator - Bilingual (Champlain Infection Control Network - CICN)
Coordonnateur / Coordonnatrice de réseau – bilingue (Réseau de contrôle des infections de Champlain – RCIC )
Department Infection Prevention and Control
Term: Full Time Permanent.
Location: 751 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 1J7

Posting Date: July 19 2012
Closing Date: August 2, 2012

Organizational Overview

Public Health Ontario (PHO) is a Crown corporation dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of all Ontarians and reducing inequities in health. As a hub organization, PHO links public health practitioners, front-line health workers and researchers to the best scientific intelligence and knowledge from around the world. For more information about Public Health Ontario, visit

Position Details

Position Title: Network Coordinator, CICN
Department: Infection Prevention and Control
Duration: Full Time Permanent
Location: 1406 – 751 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 1J7
Compensation Group: AMAPCEO
Position Status: Open
Job Code: 21PGS – General Scientific
Salary: $78,856 - $103,268
Posting Date: July 19, 2012
Closing Date: August 2, 2012

The Network Coordinator leads and manages the regional network dedicated to infection prevention and control across all health sectors by promoting common approaches to infection prevention and control within each region and across the province.

The Network Coordinator position is part of the Regional Infection Control Networks of Ontario. To learn more about the network, please visit

Key Responsibilities

  • Creates, promotes and maintains strong and cooperative working relationships with stakeholders throughout the region to promote excellence, integration and continuous improvement in infection prevention and control activities across the healthcare spectrum.
  • Fosters collaborative and productive relationships with network partners both within the region and provincially; responds to calls from stakeholders on a wide variety of infection prevention and control issues, provides timely guidance and advice based on current evidence and best practices.
  • Ensures that knowledge transfer occurs through the delivery of relevant educational activities which establish a systematic approach to delivering program goals; coordinates the sharing of information between constituents of the Network, Public Health Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
  • Participates on the delivery of educational programs and evaluates their success; facilitates the development of apprenticeship and/or mentorship program for Infection Prevention and Control professionals within the region.
  • Leads the development of mid to long-term goals, operational strategies and deliverables for improving the coordination and access to infection prevention and control resources across the health care continuum within their  region; facilitates the process for standardization of infection control practices, including identifying and making provisions to overcome barriers to accessible information due to language, disability, remote geography or limitations of technology; plans and aligns network activities with current PHO strategic directions.
  • Formulates and develops specific projects that fulfill the Network’s mandate on a wide range of topics by linking/consulting with stakeholders both within and outside of Public Health Ontario and using project management methodologies to coordinate all aspects of the project, such as: creating plans with timelines, identifying roles/outcomes, ensuring all expenditures are approved and authorized within financial delegations; delivers final outcomes, evaluates project results and stakeholder engagement; participates on provincial working groups.
  • Manages and supervises the RICN staff, including setting clear responsibilities and objectives, evaluating performance, enabling professional development and dealing with disciplinary issues in conjunction with PHO Human Resources performance management programs; providing direction and leadership in the implementation of new techniques and standards; establishes and manages a budget ensuring the prudent and efficient utilization of fiscal resources; ensures all RICN activities support the work of Public Health Ontario.
  • Provides regular activity reports to the RICN Manager; participates in research activities, keeps appraised of the latest research and developments in infectious disease prevention and infection control within Public Health Ontario and at other institutions.

Knowledge and Skills
Fluidly bilingual with proficiency in English and superior level of oral and written French.

  • Thorough knowledge of infection prevention and control best practice standards within a variety of health care settings, e.g. acute care, long-term care, community care, etc. with experience in quality assurance programs.
  • Knowledge of the operations and authority of the various local stakeholders in the infection prevention and control system, i.e. community laboratories, hospitals, health care providers, and health units, with a thorough understanding of relevant regulations and regulatory trends in epidemiology, public health, acute care, long-term care and surveillance (e.g. privacy legislation).
  • Demonstrated management abilities including managing complex planning activities, project management experience and financial budget management.
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, team building and relationship building skills in order to interact well with all stakeholders, maintain effective linkages with all levels of contacts; proven ability to work as a collaborative team member with a track record in developing professional networks/partnerships.
  • Ability to facilitate groups, deliver formal learning/training sessions and presentations using adult learning techniques within a variety of settings for professional staff.
  • Analytical, problem solving and evaluation skills to critically appraise practice related to quality improvement, ethical and clinical issues and affect change in practical situations.
  • Good oral and written communication skills with an ability to initiate and model positive change.
  • Proficient with various computer systems and software programs including: database management, word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications, (MS Office)
  • Ability to work independently and on own with minimal supervision, may be required to travel within geographic area.
  • Education and Experience
  • Degree or diploma in relevant health science or related discipline.
  • Certification in Infection Control (CIC).
  • At least five (5) years of experience in Infection Prevention and Control, and formal health care management experience.If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit and click on the job title. et cliquer sur le titre du poste.

Your cover letter and resume must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications/competencies.

Thank you for your interest in this position, however, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.