Murtuza Diwan

Freelance Manual Writer & Hindi Translator

Location:Milton, Ontario, Canada
2 Skills
MURTUZA DIWAN Curriculum Vitae


Looking for a challenging position related to Infection Control and Prevention or Adult Education, with a vision to contribute my education and experience towards the benefit of the organization.


2011–2012 Infection Control Consultant Public Health Ontario – Mississauga Halton Infection Control Network, Mississauga, Canada
- Developed and delivered educational programs on infection prevention and control for stakeholders to enhance their actions/operations in regards to infection prevention and control through:
o Interactive training sessions (15/Year)
o Workshops (6/Year) and/or
o Individual consultations (Daily basis)
- Provided reference resources such as fact sheets across the health care continuum
- Mentored eight new infection prevention and control professionals as part of formal educational programs
- Reviewed and advised on local infection prevention and control practices
- Promoted and assisted in the development of standardized programs, resources, policies/procedures and protocols throughout the region so that each category of facility is responding in a similar manner
- Disseminated guidelines/best practices across the health care continuum
- Developed and sustained collaborative partnerships with front-line staff within stakeholder organizations throughout the region
- Brought together individuals with common issues or problems on projects to facilitate the exchange of information
- Contributed to the development and implementation of the Network’s mandate and operating procedures by taking on a significant role in the identification, participation or facilitation of projects that fit Public Health Ontario’s mission
- Responded to stakeholders on a wide variety of infection prevention and control issues, providing timely guidance and advice based on current evidence and best practices, including: making recommendations on practical measures or alternative solutions for their local health care settings based on an operational knowledge of the location
- Identified problems and devised possible solutions to prevent and control adverse situations Participated in department research activities, stayed up to date on the latest studies and developments in infectious disease prevention and infection control within Public Health Ontario and at other institutions
- Job shadowed Infection Control Practitioners in acute care, long-term care homes and public health units, gaining front line experience

2005–2011 Education and Research Coordinator The Arthritis Society, Toronto, Canada
- Certified co-chair of Joint Health & Safety Committee
o Created Influenza Pandemic Plan for The Arthritis Society
o Updated the organization with regards to H1N1 pandemic
o Made sure that the employees of the organization work in a safe environment
o Created policies related to infection control and prevention
- Provided administrative support for Arthritis Programs & Services
o Evaluated the Core Programs
o Coordinated ASMP Master Trainers Training with Stanford University
o Preceptor to nursing students for their Clinical Placement
o Facilitated physiotherapist students at University of Toronto
o Assisted in submitting statistics and budget to Ministry of Health
o Supervised data entry staff
o Trained administrative and therapist staff on using our charting system
- Prepared Manuals:
o Emergency Response Manual
o Resource for Family Health Team
o Draft Privacy Policy for the Society
o All you need to know to form a Peer Support Group
o Training Manuals for accessing various electronic forms
- Project Manage the AREPWEB SQL Database
o Managed the creation of electronic charting forms
o Managed the creation of variety of reports
o Responsible for training health care professionals and administrative staff
o Database administrator
o Involved with the Logistics Project Manager for updating
o Successfully obtained approval from all the stakeholders for addition of new changes
o Acted as a liaison between the Professional Writer and Web Host Company
o Successfully incorporated two additional web pages
o Reviewed literature for updating the website
- Provided research support for Arthritis Services
o Researched references
o Collated Materials for Grant proposal
o Created Reports and Logic Models for the content expert groups
o Searched literature and extracted data on a regular basis

2004–2004 Clinical Research Assistant Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Toronto, Canada Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit (KLARU)
- Examined appetite regulation in seniors with Alzheimer’s disease
- Compiled data from the research Trained summer school students to perform clinical studies
- Weighed food pre- and post consumption
- Served and encouraged residents to eat meals and snacks
- Assisted in taking resident’s interview and facilitating group dynamics.


2011–2012 Centennial College Toronto, Canada
CHICA-Canada Endorsed Basic Infection Prevention and Control Course
Infection Prevention and Control - PI-100 (Onsite)

2005–2007 University of London London, United Kingdom
Master of Science Infectious Disease

2005–2006 University of London London, United Kingdom
Post Graduate Diploma Infectious Disease

1999–2004 University of Toronto Toronto, Canada
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Specialist in Human Biology
Minor in Mathematics
Minor in Zoology


Proficient in MS Office 2010, MS Visio, MS InfoPath, SharePoint, MEDITECH 6.0, Raiser's Edge, Pledge Maker Database, Citrix, Outlook Express, Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Professional, range of web applications

Operating Systems:
Proficient with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows NT, DOS, Linux, Oracle and Mac OS 9.1

2011 Public Health Ontario - PHO Outbreak Management Workshop
2011 IBM Corporations - Leadership and Collaboration Workshop
2009 IAPA - Certification Parts One and Two: Offices
2007 The Arthritis Society - Project Management Workshop
2007 The Wellesley Institute - Build Successful Alliances, Coalitions and Partnerships!
2006 Ontario Hospital Association - Adult Education: Leadership & Learning in the Knowledge Organization

2012 Peel Region - Peel Long Term Care Infection Control Education Day: IC and “ICK” and You
2012 Halton Region Health Department - Spring Infection Control Seminar for Long Term Care and Retirement Homes
2012 Public Health Ontario/Ontario Public Health Association/Association of Local Public Health Agencies - The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC)
2012 North Simcoe Muskoka Infection Control Network - Infection Prevention and Control for Construction & Renovation in Health Care Settings Education Day
2012 Ryerson University - Progress in Hygiene Science and Public Health Symposium
2012 Toronto and Area Professionals in Infection Control - TPIC/PHO/RICN Annual IC Education Day: "Superbad" Bacteria
2011 Halton Region - Infection Control Seminar for Long Term Care Homes and Retirement Homes
2011 Canadian Standards Association & Accreditation Canada - 4th Annual Medical Device Reprocessing Forum
2011 Canadian Standards Association & Accreditation Canada - 1st Annual Infection Prevention & Control Conference
2011 Peel Public Health - Peel Long Term Care Infection Control Education Day
2011 Toronto and Area Professionals in Infection Control - Leadership for Transformation: Tools for the Infection Control Professional


2011–Present Hamilton & Districts Chapter (CHICA-HANDIC)
2009–Present Community and Hospital Infection Control Association – Canada (CHICA – Canada)
2009–Present Toronto and Area Professionals in Infection Control Chapter (CHICA-TPIC)
- From August 2011, committee member of the CHICA-TPIC Education Committee.
2007–Present University of London Alumni
2004–Present University of Toronto Alumni


Available upon request
Skills (2) Rating
Manual Writing
Hindi Translation