Aga Khan University (AKU) – Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator.

Reporting to the Chief Nursing Officer, Nursing Division, the Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator will coordinate activities of the infection prevention and control program in the hospital through comprehensive infection surveillance, prevention and control.

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Department

Administrative Services

Entity

Aga Khan University

Location

Nairobi, Kenya

Introduction

Reporting to the Chief Nursing Officer, Nursing Division, the Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator will coordinate activities of the infection prevention and control program in the hospital through comprehensive infection surveillance, prevention and control.

Responsibilities

 

  • Surveillance of Health Care Associated Infections (HAIS).
  • Update policies and protocols annually and a needed to maintain compliance with regulations, standards and evidence based guidelines.
  • Evaluate products, devices and equipment relating to infection prevention and control.
  • Takes lead in development of policies and guidelines to guide infection control practices
  • Trains healthcare staff through instruction and dissemination of infection control practices and ensures a safe environment to patients, visitors and staff.
  • Preparing monthly statistical report for presentation on behalf of infection control committee.
  • Collaborates with Employee Health Officer to ensure employee vaccinations are up to date.
  • Work with all staff in clinical and non-clinical areas to ensure infection control practices, guidelines and data e.g. in waste management, housekeeping, food services, sterilization amongst others is monitored and followed to best practice

 

Requirements

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Public Health, Epidemiology or other related field from a recognized Institution. A Master’s degree is preferred.  The incumbent should have a minimum of five (5) years’ clinical experience in an acute care setting.

To Apply

Applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, telephone contact, e-mail address and copies of certificates and testimonials should be sent to the

Manager,

Recruitment,

Aga Khan University Hospital,

Nairobi.

P. O. Box 30270-00100,

NAIROBI

or by email to hr.recruitment@aku.edu. Applications by email are preferred.
Please indicate the title of the position on your application.

Applications should be submitted latest by November 29, 2019

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