Job Summary

This individual has oversight over all infection control and prevention related activities within the Hospital.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

Duties:
•    Promote the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
•    Will be required to establish standard methods of care, utilizing evidence based practice and best practice standards.
•    Will be required to establish and implement infection control and employee health orientation programs, alongside the departmental heads, throughout the facility.
•    Responsible for policies and procedures within the organization related to infection control and employee health.
•    Participates as an integral team member, collaborating with various departments and colleagues, including Safety Officer, Human Resources, Quality Officer and others as needed to advocate for employee health and safety and ensure adherence to infection control standards
•    Coordinates the development and implementation of all employee health initiatives and programs (staff Immunization).
•    Will be responsible for staff vaccination processes, management of potential blood exposures, needle stick injuries and disease outbreaks.
•    Responsible for coordinating the infection control program which includes surveillance; analysis of data; developing reports, policies and procedures.
•    Use epidemiological principles and statistical methods to design, implement and evaluate infection prevention and control strategies.
•    Provides consultation and education to staff, physicians and community leaders in respect to Infection Prevention & Control.
•    Coordinate with the Infection Prevention and Control Committee to determine the direction of surveillance activities and actively evaluate effectiveness of the Infection Prevention and Control Plan annually.
•    Conduct risk assessments at least annually and as needed with consideration of served populations, regional vulnerabilities, relevant statistical data, and new and emerging infectious diseases.
•    Notify any reportable diseases, adhering to all internal county and state procedures.
•    Develop and implement continuously improved patient care procedures and control mechanisms relating to quality, compliance and infectious diseases.
•    Participate in infection prevention and control education of all employees during orientation and annually thereafter, including classes in infection prevention and control practices and employee health.
•    Ensure the infection prevention and control procedures meet set regulations, standards or guidelines.
•    Organize Infection Prevention and Control Committee meetings and maintain all meeting minutes. Directing or assisting with the care and handling of all supplies, equipment and instruments, their economic and efficient function for other patient and personnel under both normal and hazardous conditions
•    Participating in continuing education programs directed towards personal and professional growth and development- to attain 40 hours of Continuous Professional Points in the year
•    Utilizing available resources, effectively to ensure quality service delivery, profitability, and cost-containment.
•    Promoting good interpersonal relationship amongst the nursing team, patients and other disciplines.
•    Participating in professional organization and research activities which support and enhance nursing practice
•    Upholding statutory regulations as required by the nursing profession and the laws of Kenya.
•    Maintaining and regularly updating own professional knowledge and competence through education, research findings and self-motivated learning.
•    Timely intimation for referral and consultant review.
•    Proper grooming including wearing uniforms, staff IDs and general attire.
•    Taking care of patients in good attitude.
•    Error free system entries.
•    Performing any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

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