Life Healthcare Admin Jobs – Infection Prevention Specialist

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Job Description:

A vacancy exists for an Infection Prevention Specialist based at Life Westville Hospital, reporting to, Simone Davies, Nursing Standards Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible to identify, manage, mitigate and evaluate infection prevention risks to patients, employees, and the community and business stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Implement an infection prevention plan aligned to the business objectives of the business unit; and based on the historic facility experience, incidents and audit findings and Life Healthcare national targets.
  • Patient, employee and environmental and risks identified and mitigated.
  • Monitor and assess high risk patients to minimise infection risk.
  • Lead the Infection Prevention Committee and direct reporting, investigation, root cause analysis, trending and actions of all infection related incidents or risks.
  • Monitor and evaluate the environment to identify and minimise occupational health risks.
  • In the event of the outbreak, lead the outbreak task team to control the outbreak and minimise further risk.
  • Monitor and evaluate the placement of high risk employees to minimise occupational health risks.
  • Comply with legal and company requirements through internal audits (laundry, sterilisation and storage department, catering, healthcare risk waste, internal infection and prevention control audit), and the hazardous biological agent risk assessment.
  • Ensure that Hep B programme is offered to all HCW’s
  • Set the business unit Infection Prevention targets with the Nursing team.
  • As a member of the Emergency Action committee annually review the Outbreak Management Process in the hospital emergency plan.
  • Monitor and assess the environment to identify and minimise infection risk.

Job Requirements:

  • Registered Nurse with the SANC
  • Excellent basic computer skills (Microsoft Office).
  • Qualified Infection Prevention and Control Specialist from a recognised institution. The qualification should hold at least 60 credits.
  • Experience/qualification in a specialist unit would be advantageous.
  • If not trained or part of the current course, the candidate must agree to enrol to do the LHC certificate course with immediate effect.
  • Sound clinical Infection prevention knowledge
  • Under exceptional circumstances, where no qualified IPS is available or suitable, a strong motivation from the Nurse Manager and Regional Nurse Manager may be submitted to the SA Nursing Executive for consideration.
  • Understanding of the private healthcare industry.
  • Agree to do the 16 hours’ job profile induction programme via TEAMS (within 1 month)

Job Details:

Company: Life Healthcare

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Westville, KwaZulu-Natal, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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