Infection Control Practitioner - Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates
£50000.0 - £60000.0 per annum + Tax free
21 Jan 2014
18 Feb 2014
Perm UK
Nursing Field
Hospital, Private Healthcare
Clinical Nurse
Job Type

The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting epidemiologic/surveillance programs in departments and areas related to patient care activities.
You will conduct on-going surveillance using Centre of Disease Control infection criteria, documentation and investigation of nosocomial infections through review of admission diagnoses, microbiology culture results, isolation orders, patient records, consultation request and post-discharge surveillance
You will achieve this by :-
*Conducts environmental rounds in all inpatient and outpatient care areas
*Collects data on the incidence of selected device use in identified intensive care units
*Participates in investigations of unusual hospital infection outbreaks utilizing the microbiology laboratory, consultation with Infectious Disease medical staff, HAAD, and when necessary in consultation with the Center for Disease Control
*Reports epidemiologically significant findings internally and to external bodies
*Participates in the development of infection control policies and procedures
*Develops and presents orientation and in-service programs for patient care and non-patient care staff
*Serves as a knowledgeable and available resource on infection control practices and policies to patients, families and staff
*Evaluates and recommends equipment for patient care areas as it relates to infection control

*A minimum of four years experience post qualification in an acute care nursing or infection control position is required
*Minimum of two years experience in an infection control position is required
*Knowledge of basic principles of epidemiology, microbiology, infectious diseases, patient safety, sterilization and disinfection
*Knowledge of teaching and learning principles necessary for developing, implementing and coordinating effective infection control programs
*Demonstrated leadership skills
*Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
*Strong oral and written communication skills
*Ability to speak and write in English is required
*Ability to speak Arabic is preferred
*Developing and implementing policies relating to Occupational Health
*Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited British University, is required
*Successful completion of a specialist training program in infection control and epidemiology of at least six months duration is required
*Current Registration with NMC
*BLS is required

Candidates preferred with experience of the American Healthcare system.

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