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Posted on 19 Jul, 2021
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Job Description

INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (IPC) SUPERVISOR 

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 Spain is advertising for the following position: 

INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (IPC) SUPERVISOR

Requirements for the position

Education: 

Essential: Nurse or midwife (or equivalent) diploma / EPI / pharmacist diplomas  

Preferable with IPC background experience or diploma

Experience: 

Desirable with previous experience in MSF or other NGOs  

Experience in OT, Intensive Care Unit, maternity and/or neonatology unit is an asset

Languages: 

Essential: Fluent in Arabic and English (written and oral)

Competencies:

Teamwork, Results and Quality Orientation, Flexibility, Commitment, Stress Management,  Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)

Description

Place of work: 

AL QANAWIS District, Hodaidah Governorate, Republic of Yemen

Level: 

7

Duration: 

Until the end of the year with possibility of extension, three months’ probation period 

Others: 

Salary: Based on the organization scale

Main  

objectives:

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

Main  

responsibilities  and tasks:

  • 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/eating hangar, 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 need-ed, for additional precautions in collaboration with the medical team and act accordingly  
  • Supporting in the implementations and planning of 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 handwashing 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 deter-gents, 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). 
  • MSF Al Qanawis Mother and Childhood hospital was recently opened in December 2020. It is  currently operating high risk units: maternity delivery room, neonatology, lab/blood bank and OT.  Many of the standard operating procedures and protocols still need to be implemented. The staff  require a lot of training and skill development in this initial phase of activity depolyment. In the next months, other departments will open and the IPC supervisors imput in the planning and development of activities will greatly be needed.  
  • Reporting directly to the Project Medical Referent and working in collaboration with the medical team (nursing team supervisors, nursing activity managers, midwife activity managers, doctors and specialists) and logistics team (hospital logisitcs manager, water and sanitation specialist, biomed specialist) to ensure all the hospital staff adher to IPC protocols

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