|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.
on the historic facility experience, incidents and audit findings and Life Healthcare national targets.
and actions of all infection related incidents or risks.
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.
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)
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.
Understanding of the private healthcare industry will be an advantage
|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|