A vacancy exists for an Infection prevention Specialist based at Life Gaborone Private Hospital

Function: Nursing
Facility: Life Gaborone Private Hospital
Position: Infection Prevention Specialist
Introduction: A vacancy exists for an Infection prevention Specialist based at Life Gaborone Private Hospital, The role required among other things to identify, manage, mitigate and evaluate infection prevention risks to patients, employees, and the community and business stakeholders.
Critical Outputs: 1.   Execute the hospital infection prevention strategy.

A well communicated and effective strategy with clearly defined objectives in line with organizational       requirements.

  • 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.

  • Lead the Infection Prevention Committee and direct reporting, investigation, root cause analysis, trending

and actions of all infection related  incidents or risks.

  • Set the business unit Infection Prevention targets with the Nursing team Comply with legal and company

requirements through internal audits (laundry, sterilization and storage department, catering, healthcare risk

waste, internal infection and prevention control audit), and the hazardous biological agent risk assessment.

  • Participate in and manage the close out of findings of the Department of Health inspection.
  • Participate in and manage the close out of findings of the external and internal QMS reviews.
  • All close outs from internal audits, external audits and inspections are monitored and evaluated for

effectiveness at MANCO and Quality Review meetings.

2.  Surveillance and reporting to minimise infection prevention risk, Patient and environmental risks identified and      mitigated.

3. Monitor and assess high risk patients to minimise infection risk, and assess the environment to identify and minimise infection risk.


4.Consult with relevant subject matter experts in order to take appropriate remedial action and monitor effectiveness.


5.Communicate infection risks, trends and actions to the MANCO, Unit Managers, Medical Advisory Committee, Quality Review Committee.

6.Identify, minimise and manage occupation exposure to hazardous biological agents.

Occupational  risks identified and mitigated


7.Ensure that the Hep B programme is offered to all HCW’s


8.Monitor and evaluate the placement of high risk employees to minimise occupational health risks.


9.Monitor and evaluate the environment to identify and minimise occupational health risks.


10.Consult with relevant subject matter experts in order to take appropriate remedial action and monitor effectiveness.


11.Ensure excellence in infection prevention practice and build competence in infection prevention management within the facility.

12.Technical and professional competence in infection prevention at business unit level.


13.Keep knowledge updated and abreast of international best practice in infection prevention.


14.Provide subject matter knowledge and advise to the business unit.

15.Facilitate standard and ad hoc training as required to align business unit to organizational training strategy for e.g.( not limited to)

  • Handwashing
  • exposure to body fluids
  • infection prevention bundle compliance
  • health care waste
  • significant resistant organisms
  • link nurse training


16.Identify the risk profile of each unit and design and coordinate an appropriate in service training strategy with the enabling team for the business unit.

Induct new employees in infection prevention and occupational health risk.


17.Manage internal and external outbreaks to minimise risk


18.Patient, employee and environmental and risks identified and mitigated.

As a member of the Emergency Action committee annually review the Outbreak Management Process in the hospital emergency plan.


18.In the event of the outbreak, lead the outbreak task team to control the outbreak and minimise further risk.


19.Communicate the outbreak status, epidemiology, risk, prevention measures and impact to internal and external stakeholders.

  • A Diploma in General Nursing and IP Trained specialist with at least 4 years’ experience in a specialised unit will be an advantage.
  • Clinical Infection prevention knowledge.
    • Preferably trained in IP
    • Agree to do the job profile induction programme ( within 1 month) as well as the IP introductory course ( within 3 months)
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office & word).

Understanding of the private healthcare industry will be an advantage


  • Problem Solving and Analysis*
  • Practical Execution*
  • Building Relationships
  • Communication*
  • Knowledge Management
  • Rule Orientation*
  • Research Skills
  • Ethical Behaviour
  • Leading by Example
  • Resilience
  • Influencing

Customer Responsiveness


Contact: Interested candidates who meet the requirements are invited to apply by forwarding an application and comprehensive CV  by close of business on 14th January  2017:

Hospital Human Resource Manager ,Life Gaborone Private Hospital, private bag br 130 Gaborone. Tel +267 368 5600

Life Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.

Closing Date: Saturday, 14 January 2017