Clinical Programme Co-ordinator Infection Control

PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION: KWAZULU NATAL DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
REF NO: ST 17/2018 (X1POST) Component: Infection prevention and control
SALARY : R420 318 per annum Plus 8% rural allowance. Benefits: 13th Cheque, home allowance, and Medical aid optional [Employee must meet prescribed policy requirements]
CENTRE : Stanger Hospital
CLOSING DATE : 24 August 2018

REQUIREMENTS :
A Diploma /Degree in nursing or equivalent qualification that allows registration with the SANC as a Professional Nurse.
Proof of registration with SANC (2018 receipt).
A minimum of 7 years appropriate/ recognisable experience in nursing after registration as professional Nurse with SANC in General Nursing.
Proof of working experience Knowledge, skills training and competencies required: Good management and analytical skills.
Good communication, leadership and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work in a team.
Knowledge of all relevant prescripts, Provincial Health Act 2000, the Nursing Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act.

DUTIES :
To manage and provide an efficient and effective infection control service at Stanger Hospital in collaboration with other units to ensure optimal health status and holistic patient care .
To provide support to the hospital management team to meet the patient/ client needs and enable to Co ordination of services thereby ensuring that the 73 objectives of the institution are met.
To provide infection control guidelines that protect employees from occupational risks and hazards and to make sure that an infection free environment is created and maintained within the institution.
To manage the infection Control Committee ensuring that infection Control Staff are knowledgeable on all current infection control matters and that they provide information advice and education to hospital personnel.
To ensure that written policies and procedures for activities of the infection control service are in line with current standards of practice, regulations, and the objectives of the service.
To ensure that a service delivery improvement plan is implemented, maintained and monitored by the committee.
Ensure the implementation of Programs related to IPC.
To ensure compliance to National Core Standards.
To function with infection control guidelines to ensure optimal level of client safety and to protect employees from occupational risks and hazards.
To promote an infection free environment within a multidisciplinary team.
Continuous monitoring of clinical areas to ensure compliance to IPC guidelines and process.
To provide guidance to all clinical areas to meet the patient needs and co-ordination of infection control services.
To develop and implement a written plan that addresses the need of the department and must be aligned to KZN infection control policy.
To prevent, recognize and isolate outbreaks of infectious diseases in healthcare settings.
Ensure ongoing staff development in areas of IPC.

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