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INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (IPC) MANAGER
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.
MSF-E is advertising for the following position: INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (IPC) MANAGER
Requirements for the position
- Essential: Nursing / MD / EPI / pharmacist diplomas
- Essential: IPC diploma
- Desirable: Tropical Medicine
- Minimum 2 years of professional experience in IPC in hospital settings. Having worked in MSF or other NGO’s is desirable.
- Essential English and Arabic languages.
- Essential: computer literacy (word, excel)
- Place of work: Abs District, Hajjah Governorate, Republic of Yemen
- Level: 10
- Duration: Until the 31st of December 2021, with probation period of 1 month.
- Salary: Based on the organization scale
Responsible for the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) activities and leads the development maintenance of an infection control program, according to MSF protocols and standards in order to ensure the quality of care and safety of patients, caretakers and staff.
Main responsibilities and tasks
- Participating in the definition of the IPC objectives and in collaboration with the IPC committee, defining, implementing and monitoring the IPC annual plan. Setting up regular monitoring mechanisms for IPC activities, analysing the results, identifying priorities and proposing solutions when necessary. Establishing, maintaining and improving surveillance systems for health care associated infections in the facility. Participating and contributing in the elaboration of the contingency plan and EPREP regarding the IPC aspects depending on context and possible scenarios.
- In collaboration with each service activity manager, ensuring and maintaining the implementation of the standard precautions in health structures in all departments including sterilization, laundry and kitchen and providing technical supervision and expertise, support, training and guidance to the staff on IPC related issues using existing tools such as audits, checklist, surveillance, etc. and developing training plan and materials as required.
- Setting up mechanisms for the implementation and monitoring of the adherence to additional precautions for air, droplet and contact transmissible diseases when indicated, adapting general guidelines to the health facility realities, putting isolation algorithms in place and ensuring adequate nosocomial outbreak detection and response.
- Designing and ensuring the implementation of correct ‘clean and dirty flows’ inside the health facility. Ensuring that the environmental standards in the facility are respected and together with the Hospital Facilities Manager and WHS Supervisor, that the essential requirements are available in the health structures
Main responsibilities and tasks
- Guaranteeing compliance to aseptic care techniques and to the correct use of antiseptics, disinfectants and detergents.
- Monitoring and analysing the consumption and the quality of IPC materials and equipment.
- Reporting any irregularities to the Hospital Director, Head Nurse or PMR and proposes immediate actions when necessary. Producing reports with information recommendations for the monthly medical reporting. Follows up and consolidates data from different teams
- IPC standard precautions include Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), hand hygiene, prevention of accidental exposure to body fluids, barrier nursing, 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).
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