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Infection Control Specialist II – King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz University Hospital – Saudi Arabia

 

Position Purpose

Ensures that there is effective function of the organizational Infection Control Service through consultation, staff education, quality improvement, outbreak investigation, policy development and implementation.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Prevention, investigation, monitoring and reporting of the spread of diseases in hospitals
  • Works with staffs in the clinical setting to identify patient care requirements in relation to infection prevention and control.
  • Ensures the development, implementation and evaluation of relevant standards of practice based on infection prevention and control guidelines.
  • Provides information, if requested, to patients, relatives or community consumers on infection prevention and control needs.
  • Ensures policies and practices are in place to safeguard patients from cross infection.
  • Provides direction on issues relating to infection prevention and control, whilst demonstrating knowledge and commitment to patient’s rights and responsibilities in the healthcare setting.
  • Liaises with the employee health clinic to provide effective prevention program for communicable disease.
  • Monitors waste management system, procedure and policy to ensure its effectiveness and safety.
  • Provides effective communication and awareness in promotion of medical asepsis and oversees proper techniques against transmission of infection within the hospital.
  • Monitor individual compliance with existing infection prevention and control policy, criteria or regulations.
  • Notifies communicable disease statistics to Ministry of Health on weekly and monthly basis and in cases of certain infections like TB, HIV and cholera; epidemics on daily basis according to the policy.
  • Ensures isolation precautions are implemented and maintained by responsible healthcare worker.
  • Provides consulting role to healthcare workers in matters related to infection prevention and control.
  • Performs rounds to all patient care and non-patient care areas for case findings and supervision of environmental factors.
  • Introduces all necessary measures to prevent the spread of infection or organism highly resistant to antibiotics.
  • Collaborates with other members of Outbreak control team in investigating epidemic of infections
  • Participates in mentoring of staff.
  • Implements and monitors quality improvement programs and activities.
  • Assumes responsibility for his/ her own decisions and actions.
  • Develops and utilizes collegial networking.
  • Demonstrates respect, compassion, and cultural sensitivity to patients and their families.
  • Respects patients and their families to promote a patient-centered care culture.
  • Participates in and supports quality improvement and patient safety activities as an individual or as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Perform other job related duties as required.

Qualification and Experience

Education and Professional Certifications/Licenses

  • Bachelor in Nursing or other relevant Allied Health Science.
  • Diploma in Infection Control or Infection Control Training Course for minimum of 6 months.
  • SCFHS license.

Experience  2 years

 

 

Job Details

Posted Date: 2019-04-27
Job Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Job Role: Medical, Healthcare, and Nursing
Company Industry: Medical/Hospital

Preferred Candidate

Career Level: Mid Career
Nationality: Saudi Arabia

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