Reporting to the Director Quality Services Kenya & Head of Nursing Practice, Kisumu, theÂ Prevention & Control of Infection Coordinator (PCIC)Â will support the activities of the prevention, control and infection program in the Hospital through systematic analysis of health data, develop standard guidelines on infection control and investigate and report infection control problems.
Conduct regular rounds in all hospital departments to discuss, monitor and follow the infection control practices with staff personnel. Collect data on healthcare associated infections from all hospital departments and maintain records for each case. Monitor compliance to infection prevention and control practices in all areas of the hospital. Lead in development of policies and guidelines to guide infection control practices in all areas of the hospital. Provide oversight of compliance with infection prevention and control practices in the outreach centers. Coordinate with the hospital leadership regarding priorities, resources and quality improvement related to the infection prevention and control program. Ensure a systematical collection, analysis, and interpretation of health data to plan, implement, evaluate, and disseminate appropriate health practices. Investigate infection control problems/outbreaks and arrange follow-up care for patients exposed to infectious diseases. Implement educational programs to provide staff with knowledge and skills regarding infection control practices and preventive measures to provide a safe environment for patients, visitors, and staff. Ensure availability of supplies/equipment needed to prevent infections. Prepare monthly statistical report for presentation on behalf of infection control committee. Report hospital infection outbreaks to the Chair and Prevention and Control of Infection Committee members. Report any âreportableâ disease to the local government public health authorities. Collaborate with Occupational Health & Safety Unit to ensure employee vaccinations are up to date.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Public Health, Epidemiology, or other related field from a recognized Institution. At least five (5) yearsâ work experience in an acute care setting, with two (2) years' experience as a Prevention & Control of Infection Coordinator. Valid practicing license with the Nursing Council of Kenya. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, administrative & customer care skills.