Leadership and Professional Development
30/30 Education Session - 30 minutes
As IPs advance in their careers, they often find that there is limited opportunity for advancement in title within the IPC program at their organization. This can be frustrating for mid-career IPs and can lead to retention challenges as ambitious IPs move to new organizations or shift into different roles, making sustainable IPC principles and processes difficult. Organizations that develop a clearly defined career ladder for IPs can avoid these challenges while positively impacting IP retention, career development or advancement, and patient safety.
This session will share the efforts of a multi-facility system to create defined paths and build a career ladder for the IP role, and will share strategies and ideas for retention and professional development.
Participants will learn how to use existing practice standards and development resources available from APIC and other organizations to advocate for and develop IP career progressions that are focused on the needs of the healthcare organization.