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Infection and Prevention Control Officer

Job Description and Requirements

Job Description

Job Title:        Infection and Prevention Control Officer

Reports to:     Hospital Manager  

Location:       Irbid  

BACKGROUND

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

JOB SUMMARY

IPC Officer is responsible implementing and supervising an infection control measures in Irbid project, according to selected protocols, safety and IPC measures, in order to ensure quality of care and safety of patients, caretakers and staff

Accountabilities:

  • In collaboration with each service activity supervisor, maintaining and supporting the day to day implementation of the standard precautions in health structures in all departments, 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
  • Implementing as planned, the correct ‘clean and dirty flows’ inside the health facility. Ensuring that environmental standards in the facility are respected (bed spacing, number of handwashing stations etc.) and together with the Hospital Manager and departmental Supervisors, 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.
  • Checking the consumption and the quality of IPC materials and equipment, including cleaning materials and equipment, PPE, etc.
  • Creating an Infection Control Committee and participating drafting 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 the hospital manager and producing reports with information and recommendations for the monthly medical reporting
  • Focal person in the project for ensuring that the staff working in the hospital has an updated vaccination record.
  • Focal person for maintaining a line list of accidental exposure to blood or body fluids and liaises with the hospital manager to follow AEB protocol.
  • Any other tasks as directed by the supervisor.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing with experience in infection prevention and control
  • Diploma in Infection prevention and control will be desirable
  • 2 years of experience in IPC
  • NGO experience will be desirable

Compliance & Ethics

Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.  Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.

The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.

This job description is subject to periodic review and adjustment in order to achieve International Medical Corps goals in Jordan, and any changes to JD will be discussed and agreed

Email for receiving cv's is jordanjobs@internationalmedicalcorps.org 

Deadline for receiving applications is 1st of May 2019