Kznhealth Vacancies – Clinical programme coordinator

Website KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure a high standard of thoroughness and accuracy in minimizing further transmission of communicable diseases.
  • Coordinates functions and activities of the Infection Prevention & Control.
  • Inculcates in every employee, patient and their families the knowledge, interests and alertness to principles of Infection Control.
  • Ensure that the development, implementation and review of Infection Prevention & Control guidelines, protocols, norms and standards are in line with current
  • standards of practice regulations and the objectives of the service.
  • Provide professional and technical support for the provision of quality patient care through proper management of relevant programmes e.g. Regular audits, accurate record keeping, identify health indicators and risk factors, in-service training/health education for all staff and clinics on Infection Control and Prevention.
  • Surveillance of health care associated infections, anti-microbial resistance and notifiable conditions.
  • Promote interdisciplinary/ intersectional liaison.
  • To ensure a high standard of infection prevention & control by monitoring infection risks to patients, visitors and Health Care workers.
  • Establish, maintain and participate in inter-professional and multi-disciplinary teamwork that promotes effective and efficient health care e.g. attend meetings, participate with members of the health team in decision making pertaining to health care delivery, consult/ liaise with organizations and special interest groups.

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge about National Core Standards/Ideal hospital/Ideal clinic related to Infection Prevention & Control.
  • Demonstrate good report writing and presentation skills as a communication strategy to enhance service delivery.
  • Work effectively and amicably at a supervisory level, demonstrating leadership, organizational decision making and problem solving abilities.
  • Financial and budget knowledge pertaining to the relevant resources under management.
  • Knowledge of Nursing Care Processes and Procedures, Nursing Statutes and other Relevant Legal Frameworks I.e. Nursing Act, Infection Prevention & Control,
  • Occupational Health & Safety Act. Patients Right Charter, Batho Pele Principals, Public Service Regulations, Grievance Procedures etc.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Basic R425 qualification Degree/ Diploma: General Nursing or Equivalent qualification that allows registration with (SANC)
  • Proof of current Registration with South African Nursing Council (2022 Receipt)
  • Computer literacy
  • Valid Driver’s License – please note it is imperative that the successful candidate has a valid driver’s license as he/ she will be travelling regularly to Clinics and District Office.
  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience appropriate/ recognizable experience in nursing after registration as a Professional Nurse with SANC in General Nursing
  • Certificate in Infection Prevention & Control

Job Details:

Company: KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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