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NCRHA - Infection Control Nurse

NCRHA - Infection Control Nurse
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Infection Control Nurse at the North-Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA).

The Infection Control Nurse will be responsible for assisting in the implementation and monitoring of an Infection Control Programme in the North Central Regional Health Authority.

Main Responsibilities

  • Detect, identify, analyze, collate and quantify any occurring infections.
  • Investigate, counsel and manage the process of accidental exposures to staff, patients and visitors.
  • Orient new staff about the policies and guidelines related to infection prevention and control in the health facility.
  • Continue in house training and re-training of staff members to keep health facility staff abreast of current and relevant information on infection prevention and control.
  • Write monthly reports on the surveillance findings and the Infection Control activities.
  • Distribute reports to Heads of Department in the Hospital and the North Central Regional Health Authority‚Äôs Infection Control Committee.
  • Ensure staff immunization status and medical examinations are updated as necessary.
  • Ensure all areas of the institutions are adequately equipped with the necessary controls such as: hand washing stations, sharps disposable bins, personal protective equipment, etc.
  • Arrange and conduct Infection Control Committee meetings.
  • Monitor and ensure safe patient care practices.
  • Monitor staff health and safety in the workplace along with members of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Department.
  • Perform research to upgrade the quality of Infection Prevention and Control service.
  • Consult with other members of the Quality department.
  • Perform related duties as required by the approved Authority.

Minimum Training and Experience

  • Five (5) years experience in the clinical area as a Registered Nurse.
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Formal training in Basic Epidemiology, Basic Microbiology, Policy Making, Management or Nursing Administration and Infection Control.
  • Any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Applications must be submitted along with Curriculum Vitae by May 6th, 2016 to:

Office of the General Manager, Human Resources
North-Central Regional Health Authority
Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex
Building # 39, First Floor
Champs Fleurs

Unsuitable/late applications will not be acknowledged.

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