Hand Hygiene Audit Student | Infection Prevention and Control

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital
Posted 13 days ago
$22.66 to $25.75 per hour

Job Description

Hand Hygiene is the most important way to prevent the transmission of infection. Several years ago Interior Health formed a Hand Hygiene Program to improve patient safety. Part of the program involves observing healthcare workers cleaning their hands and recording the observations.

Who are we looking for?

Interior Health Infection Prevention and Control department is hiring a Hand Hygiene Audit Student at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, B.C.

This is a four-month term position, from approximately September to December 2024 with the possibility of extension. Hours of work per week may vary, some early mornings included.

What we offer:

• Competitive salary and an attractive remuneration package
• Career Growth
• Employer paid training/education
• Balanced lifestyle

What will you work on?

As an integral part of the infection prevention and control team, the Hand Hygiene student will observe healthcare workers hand hygiene practice and may provide feedback to staff among all levels of healthcare. The Hand Hygiene observer will work closely with the Infection Control Practitioners, providing them with hand hygiene feedback.

The student will be included in development, implementation, and evaluation of education strategies. Interior Health utilizes the observation tool that was developed by the Provincial Hand Hygiene Working Group under the direction of the B.C. Ministry of Health.


• Conduct hand hygiene audit observations including electronic data collection
• May provide education to staff on hand hygiene practices when knowledge level allows
• When knowledge level allows, may engage staff in the hand hygiene process through questions, discussions and interactive demonstrations
• Identify staff learning needs (knowledge gaps)
• Assess barriers to effective hand hygiene practice and provide feedback of missed opportunities
• Assist in hand hygiene promotional activities
• Assist in other Infection Prevention and Control initiatives or projects

How will we help you grow?

We provide you with an orientation customized to meet your needs, and immediate support and access from excellent colleagues. You will have access to work in an interdisciplinary environment where patients are at the centre of care.

Reasons to Apply at Interior Health… What we can do for you

We offer a work environment conducive to growth and development of strong skills and a work environment that supports and promotes psychological health & safety for all.

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Education, Training and Experience:

• Current undergraduate student in a program, with completion of at least one year of university education.
o Interior Health will provide hand hygiene observation training
• Drives an Interior Health vehicle (must have valid class 5 B.C. license) across a wide area within the health authority to conduct hand hygiene observations.

As part of your application, please ensure to:

• Upload your resume, cover letter
• Indicate if you are enrolled in a co-op or internship program
• Include your co-op coordinator’s contact information (name, email, phone)
• Indicate if you are available for the full work term
• Include your expected graduation date

Skills and Abilities:

• Must have physical ability to perform the duties of the position
• Must be able to work with related equipment (smart device/phone)
• Must have strong computer skills including proficiency with MS Office as well as database and internet applications and tools
• Must be creative and innovative
• Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills
• Must be able to work independently and have a high degree of personal initiative and motivation
• Must be available for overnight travel
• Must have a keen sense of direction

Successful applicant must have a valid class five B.C. driver’s license and strong computer skills. Must be available for overnight travel.

“Honouring Interior Health’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA), and Pursuant to Section 42 of the B.C. Human Rights Code, preferential consideration and/or hiring will be given to qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit).”


Salary range for the position is $22.66 to $25.75 p/h and starting salary will be based on education, training and experience.

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Indigenous Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process and/or career exploration, send your question(s) via email to IndigenousEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

Competition #:02053612
Employee Type:CASUAL
Bargaining Unit:NON-CONTRACT
Reports To:MANAGER

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