Conducts rounds, discussing and monitoring infection control practices with staff;
Collects infection data from departments, maintaining records for each case;
Trains staff on implementation of infection control practices;
Investigates incidents of infection and reports such incidents to the director of nursing; and
Ensures availability of supplies required for infection control.
Plans, develops, directs, implements and evaluates infection prevention within a hospital or health care facility.
Will keep herself up to date with nursing and infection control knowledge by taking part in in-service education/ training programme.
Investigates infection control problems and arranges follow-up care fo patients exposed to infectious diseases.
Take daily round of the hospital wards & clinics to check the implementation of infection control policies.
Will write a daily round report and report to the infection control Committee Chairperson.
Will formulate a monthly report of infection control.
Will monitor and maintain the record of hospital waste management.
Surveillance of isolation procedures.
Surveillance of nursing practices where they are related to infections e.g. sterile technique.
Develops policies and procedures that support key infection prevention and control functions.
Consults with managers in clinical and non-clinical areas.
Identifies, investigates, reports, health care associated infections among patients and personnel through ongoing surveillance.
Maintains logs with infection surveillance data
Maintains current knowledge of PHC guidelines and recommendations for infection prevention/control and definitions of health care associated infections.
Calculates infection rates using the PHC's recommended denominator data, prepares and presents reports to the Infection Control Committee.
Responsible for providing Infection Prevention orientation and other in-service programs related to infection prevention and control hospital-wide.
Collaborates with HR and provides direction regarding employee health issues such as exposures, vaccines or vaccine preventable diseases, communicable diseases and other infection prevention/control related issues involving hospital employees.
Makes recommendations regarding real or potential problems/improvement opportunities, including desirable approaches toward resolving them.