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  • Posted: Aug 4, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Mediclinic Southern Africa is a private hospital group operating in South Africa and Namibia focused on providing acute care, specialist-orientated, multi-disciplinary hospital services and related service offerings. We place science at the heart of our care process by striving to provide evidence-based care of the highest standard. The group currently opera...
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    Infection Prevention and Control Manager

    MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB

    To ensure the implementation and maintenance of a functional Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) programme at the hospital level

    KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS

    • Identify, mitigate and manage risks related to Infection Prevention and Control
    • Investigate, analyse and interpret clinical data and act upon findings
    • Ensure adherence to statutory bodies
    • Identify training needs in the hospital and provide input in the development of training material
    • Influence and equip hospital teams to understand and comply to IPC
    • policies and principles
    • Provide support with patient safety and quality improvement initiatives in
    • the absence of the Patient Safety Manager
    • Continuous professional development

    REQUIRED EDUCATION

    ESSENTIAL EDUCATION: Nursing qualification (degree or diploma)

    DESIRED EDUCATION: Formal IPC course / Post Graduate diploma in
    IPC

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

    ESSENTIAL MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: 3-5 Years working in a hospital environment as a professional healthcare practitioner

    DESIRED EXPERIENCE: 1 – 2 years IPC related work, supervision of a small team

    REQUIRED JOB SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

    • Conducting a system analysis of healthcare,associated infections and institute preventative measures
    • Interpretation and application of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) definitions
    • Auditing (e.g. compliance to hand hygiene and environmental cleaning audits)
    • Computer literate (Microsoft Office)
    • IPC surveillance and risk identification
    • Report writing skills
    • Identification; investigation and management of outbreaks
    • Understanding and application of relevant IPC principles
    • Data analysis and interpretation
    • Knowledge of relevant statutory requirements and accreditation standards
    • Knowledge and experience in quality improvement methodology

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Mediclinic on careers.mediclinic.co.za to apply

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