Safety Officer – Temporary Full-time (203183) Job at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, ON
Summary of Duties
We are seeking interested health professionals/technologists to fulfill the role of Safety Officer on the dedicated COVID units (D4/D4ICU and C4 acute care) and Emergency Department for a period of 3 to 4 months.
The Safety Officer is an integral team member who assumes a leadership role for safety of staff, physicians, visitors, caregivers through implementation of key responsibilities related to infection prevention and control.
Individuals in this role bring with them knowledge and experience with infection control practices including donning and doffing of personal protective equipment (PPE), and awareness of aerosol generating medical procedures (AGMPs).
Training will additionally be provided for the role.
Observe donning and doffing PPE practices with each staff member early in the shift to identify knowledge gaps, opportunities for improvement and potential/actual breeches in safety/best practice
Verify safe donning and doffing of appropriate PPE for staff, physicians, visitors, volunteers and caregivers including staff or consultants coming in from other patient care areas/departments
Identify any breeches of removal/replacement of PPE with related individual(s)
Support provision of equipment and supplies for staff inside patients’ room in order to assist with clustering care
Assist with reprocessing activities
Prioritize donning and doffing of staff when a patient is on droplet and contact precautions for COVID-19 (suspected or confirmed) or when a planned AGMP is performed
Act as a Safety Leader in the event of a Code Blue or emergent AGMP is performed, remain dedicated to this function until completed and all staff have doffed PPE or patient has been transferred to
Completion, or in progress, of College Diploma or Undergraduate Degree in a Health Care or related field
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in one document) quoting 203183 to:
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
Company: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Company Location: Toronto, ON