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8 Senior Officer – Infection Preventions Control Job Opportunities – Ministry of Health

8 Senior Officer – Infection Preventions Control Job Opportunities – Ministry of Health

Job Title:    Senior Officer – Infection Preventions Control (8 Job Placements)

Organisation: Ministry of Health





Duty Station:  Regional Referral Hospital (Naguru, Entebbe, Soroti, Arua, Fortportal, Hoima, Mubende and Masaka, Uganda

 

About US:

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has received a grant from the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) Cooperative Agreement (CoAg), a strategic mechanism of the United States Government (USG) to implement activities in line with its mandate in support of the Public health response to HIV/AIDS and other health systems. CDC will be supporting a pool of Human Resources that are expected to lead the implementation of the grant. The staff to be recruited under this grant will be contracted by the MOH.

 

Job Summary:  The Senior Officer – Infection Preventions Control will support implementation of policies and programs for effective IPC programming, implementation by heightening IPC measures and preventing exposure to potentially infectious medical waste and body fluids by mitigating and responding to infections as Post exposure prophylaxis for HIV, TB, Hepatitis B, SARS COV-2 resurgence, epidemic as Cholera outbreaks, imminent Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (VHFs) like Ebola Based at regional referral hospitals

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Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Work with the national IPC program officer to ensure that all districts and health facilities have an IPC focal person, an IPC team comprising of both doctors, midwives and nurses ensure IPC Committee are working.
  • Ensuring that the IPC team at each facility meets every week, IPC committee meets monthly and have minutes recorded and submitted to him/her
  • Ensure the facility tailored IPC protocols are in-line with the national and international IPC guidelines. Ensure that the relevant IEC materials on IPC are conspicuous in all work stations in the regional referral hospitals, general hospitals and health facilities
  • Ensure that all the staff are trained in occupational health and safety
  • Ensure lofty antibiotic stewardship practices in all health facilities in the region
  • Ensure the HAI subcommittee performs quarterly facility tailored HAI surveillance in all facilities in the region
  • Ensure adherence to the tenets of waste management by the staff in all health facilities in the region
  • Ensure that there are adequate IPC materials for implementation of IPC measures for catheter-associated blood stream infections and urinary tract infections.
  • Participate in writing meetings to update/develop national IPC guidelines and SOPs in collaboration with the national IPC teams
  • Monitor implementation of multimodal IPC strategies in the regional referral hospital and lower facilities
  • Collaborate with the hospital management hierarchy to ensure optimal bed spatial separation, bed occupancy and workload distribution for the facility staff.
  • Collaborate with the management and regional partners to ensure optimal utilities, supplies and equipment for WASH.
  • Implementation of activities focused on increasing accessibility to quality PEP by eligible clients and follow up
  • Perform other tasks as assigned from time to time by the responsible Officer.
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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold an MBChB or Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Technology/ Science or A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or any related field.
  • Master’s in Public Health (Infection Control), Master of Medicine, Pathology (Microbiology), Masters of Medical Microbiology or any other MSc qualification relevant infection prevention and control.
  • Up to date practicing license from the relevant professional bodies like UNMC or UMDP. Training in Management and experience in teaching will desirable
  • Three (3) years working experience in a facility that provides tertiary health care services.
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Skills in report writing and accountability

 

How to Apply:

All candidates should send handwritten applications should be Hand Delivered to the Central Registry of the MOH Headquarters-Kampala between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday addressed to:

 

The Permanent Secretary,

Ministry of Health Headquarters (Central Registry),





Plot 6, Lourdel Road, Wandegeya

Tel. +256417-712260/ +256417-712221

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Please include your telephone number and email contacts on the application. Applicants should attach the following:

  • Recent passport-size photograph.
  • Copy of the National Identity Card.
  • Detailed curriculum Vitae.
  • Certified copies of the academic certificates and transcripts.
  • Two recommendation letters from two of the most recent supervisors/employers.
  • A photocopy of your appointment letter for your most recent position.

 

Deadline: Friday, 10th  September 2021 by 5:00 pm.

 

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The list of shortlisted candidates will be displayed on the MOH Noticeboard

 

Salary and Benefits: The position has attractive salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

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1 thought on “8 Senior Officer – Infection Preventions Control Job Opportunities – Ministry of Health”

  1. Hi i am Ocira Simon Peter, i hold a Bachelors Degree in Development Studies. I would wish to express my interest of working with you and ready to ensure that once granted the opportunity; your obligations are going to be met as required in the position of Senior Officer. – Infection Preventions Control Organization.

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