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Infection and Prevention Nurse/ Clinical Education Coordinator – Jobs in Kenya



Infection and Prevention Nurse/ Clinical Education Coordinator – Jobs in Kenya

Job Summary

Lead and coordinate the overall hospital infection prevention and control programs in line with the organizational strategy.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

LOCATION: THIKA HOSPITAL
DEPARTMENT: MEDICAL QUALITY DEPARTMENT
REPORTS TO: NURSING SERVICES MANAGER





Main Purpose of the Job
Lead and coordinate the overall hospital infection prevention and control programs in line with the organizational strategy.

Key Responsibilities
•    Coordinate prevention and surveillance of healthcare associated infections.
•    Conducting ongoing IPC surveillance of patients and staff members.
•    Supervision over Infection control procedures carried out in wards.
•    Compiling and interpreting surveillance data from laboratories, pharmacies and wards and presenting in fortnightly meetings.
•    Conducting routine microbiological monitoring of equipment’s and surfaces within the facility on quarterly basis.
•    Compile records of infectious patients from laboratory and ward rounds.
•    Prompt information of notifiable diseases to the Medical Services Manager.
•    Ensure that infection control issues are reported to the appropriate line manager with appropriate follow up action taken.
•    Supervise implementation of all hygiene and infection control measures in liaison with the Support Services Manager and the In-charges in all units
•    Ensure that sharps containers are available in stock maintaining the minimal re-order level. Inspect when in use so as not to exceed the fill mark.
•    Actively facilitating learning opportunities that are relevant to nursing and clinical unit learning objectives
•    Developing educational programs for nurses in the clinical setting
•    Maintain client/patient privacy and confidentiality at all times

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Person Specification
•    A nursing diploma
•    A valid nursing council of Kenya license
•    Updated BLS, ACLS certificate
•    Over 3 years working in a hospital setting and at least 1 year as an infection control nurse
•    Proficient in computer and reporting
•    Confident, organized and with excellent communication
•    Critical thinking, Analytical and problem-solving skills
•    Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for the role above, please email, or deliver your application, detailed CV with copies of relevant certificates to reach us by 5th September 2021 Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.





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Avenue Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity and gender equality.

 

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