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  • Posted: Mar 25, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Marie Stopes South Africa is the countrys largest non-profit provider of sexual and reproductive healthcare services. Our network of 13 centres is staffed with professional, caring nurses and doctors who provide vital services such as contraception, safe abortion, women's wellness and pap smears and HIV counselling and testing and STI screening and ma...
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    General Assistant

    Maintaining Cleanliness and Infection Prevention Standards of Practice at the Centre

    • Ensure that the centre is kept neat and hygienically clean at all times:
    • Maintenance of a cleaning schedule
    • Cleaning the toilets as often as needed to ensure clean at all times
    • Mopping the floors daily at close of shift and ongoing during the day as required disinfectants on all horizontal clinic surfaces – damp dusting
    • Separate mops (colour coded if possible) are used for
    • Procedure room is damp dusted on a daily basis. Insides of cupboards cleaned weekly low risk areas, high risk areas, and toilets
    • Procedure table is sprayed and wiped with disinfectant between clients
    • Make sure that the laundry is done daily (washing, drying and ironing) so that there is always fresh linen available
    • Washing of dishes as necessary
    • Cleaning the kitchen surfaces and cupboards
    • JOB AIDS are present in instrument processing area on different stages of instrument processing and when protocols are updated they are replaced timeously 
    • Assist in Emergency Management and participate in MEM (Medical Emergency Management) Drills
    • Once instruments have been used, ensure that there are:
    • Cleaned properly using standard Infection Prevention instrument processing steps (Decontamination, Cleaning, Sterilization and storage) and ensure adhere to timing of each step to avoid instrument
    • Prepare the chlorine solution for the day
    • Clearly labelled plastic containers with lids filled with 0.5% chlorine solution prepared according to posted job aid
    • Sterilization of instruments determined by the manufacturers autoclave instructions
    • Packed appropriately
    • Daily and Weekly Maintenance of Autoclave and the autoclave tape must visibly indicate that the autoclaving has been successful


    Additional Infection Prevention Standards

    • Proper use of antiseptics & disinfectants
    • Maintenance of a waste management plan
    • Clinical waste and general waste us segregated and stored in different disposal areas
    • Assisting the Administrator with their duties when necessary for banking/phone answering
    • Carrying out errands as requested by Centre Manager


    PLEASE NOTE: This incumbent will be required to work rotational shifts: Monday to Friday 7AM-3PM; 11:00AM - 19:00 PM


    Alternate Saturdays: 08:30AM - 16:30PM


    • Pro -Choice
    • Grade 12
    • Previous cleaning experience in a hospital/medical environtment would be advantageous


    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Marie Stopes South Africa on to apply
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