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Infection Prevention Control (IPC) Supervisor
MSF - Holland Department, Dera Murad Jamali
Apply By Aug 9, 2021
Job Description (total positions: 1, posted on: Jul 30, 2021)

Main Objectives;

  • Implementing and supervising an infection control program in the project according to MSF protocols, safety and IPC measures, in order to ensure quality of care and safety of patients, caretakers and staff.

Responsibilities/Activities:

  • In collaboration with each service activity manager, maintaining and supporting the day to day implementation by the ward supervisor of the standard precautions in health structures in all departments including sterilization, laundry and kitchen, and providing technical supervision, training and support to the staff on IPC related issues using existing tools such as audits, checklist, surveillance.
  • Implementing and monitoring adherence to additional precautions for air, droplet and contact transmissible diseases when indicated. Based on a given patient-diagnosis, evaluating the need and supporting the implementation, if needed, for additional precautions in collaboration with the medical team and act accordingly
  • Supporting in the implementations planned, the correct ‘clean and dirty flows’ inside the health facility.
  • Ensuring that environmental standards and administrative measures in the facility are respected (bed spacing, number of hand washing stations etc.) and together with the Hospital Facilities Manager and WHS Supervisor, that the essential requirements are available in the health structures
  • Guaranteeing compliance to aseptic care techniques and to the correct use of antiseptics, disinfectants and detergents, through trainings and audits.
  • Checking the consumption and the quality of IPC materials and equipment, including cleaning materials and equipment, PPE, etc.
  • As member of the Infection Control Committee, participating actively in the lively and pro-active tenue of the meeting, supporting the development and following up the Infection Control Action Plan.
  • Supervising the team under his/her responsibility and participating in the associated HR processes (e.g. recruitment, training/induction, evaluation, potential detection, coaching, development and communication) in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required.
  • Reporting any irregularities to NAM or IPC managers or PMR and producing reports with information  recommendations for the monthly medical reporting 

Note: 

  • IPC standard precautions include Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), hand hygiene, prevention of accidental exposure to body fluids, safe and appropriate treatment of re-usable medical devices, waste management, cleaning and disinfection of surface and environment, respiratory hygiene and individual hygiene for staff, caretakers and patients.
  • IPC essential requirements include water supply, solid waste and waste water treatment/disposal, latrines and shower facilities, dead bodies management, vector control and medical waste management.
  •    Transmission-based Precautions (TBP): are the second level of basic infection control and are to be used in addition to standard precautions for patients who may be infected or colonized with certain infectious agents for which additional precautions are needed to prevent infection transmission (contact, droplet, airborne).

Requirements:

Education:

  • Nurses with valid PNC registration or midwife (or equivalent) diploma / EPI / pharmacist diplomas

  • Desirable: Specialization in infection control & hygiene field

Experience:

  •  Preferable: Previous working experience working with MSF or other NGOs
  • Experience in OT, Intensive Care Unit is an asset

Languages:

  • Satisfactory level of English, Urdu and any other relevant local languages

Competences:

  • Ability to organize & prioritize workloads independently and pro-actively with less supervision, using initiative when appropriate.
  • Discipline, punctuality, time management and ability to work under stress and in difficult circumstances

  • Good interpersonal & communication and team management skills.

  • Flexibility and adaptability to work in other MSF locations in remote areas with marginalized communities, in case of emergencies to work longer hours, extra days to meet the needs of the program.

Required Skills

Result Oriented, Patient Counseling, Time Management, Madical Writing, Patient Communications,

Industry
N.G.O./Social Services
Category
Health & Medicine
Job Type
Contract ( First Shift (Day) )
Gender
No Preference
Minimum Education
Bachelors
Degree Title
Bachelor degree in Nursing
Career Level
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience
2 Years(specialization in infection control and hygiene field)