SHERQ and Infection Control Officer
To take accountability for the safety, health, environment, risk and quality assurance aspects of hospital operations by ensuring full compliance, of all staff in the workplace, with health and safety standards through identification, prevention and control of hospital risks including infection control. In addition, the incumbent will co-ordinate work systems to ensure that the services of the hospital meet the highest health and safety standards, according to legal requirements, and that the working conditions of employees are favorable and safe. Perform all duties in accordance with South African Nursing Council (SANC), Department of Health (DOH) and National CoreStandards.Develop and co-ordinate the yearly SHERQ action plan and longer term SHERQ roadmap, prepare monthly reports on progress and present feedback at Group forums.Plan, direct and implement, co-ordinate, maintain and evaluate the effective hospital-wide infection control program consistent with the regulatory requirements and the needs of the Clinix Health Group.Participates in professional development and education activities/programs to ensure excellence in the provision of Infection Prevention and Control Services at the Hospital. Educates and teaches Infection Control to all stakeholders and keeps knowledge current regarding infectious diseases and specializes in the prevention and control of infectious disease outbreaks in a hospital setting.Assist in retaining all current quality accreditations and work towards the attainment of new quality accreditations.Compile relevant reports and progress on all incidents and adverse event investigations and report back to Hospital Management and Head Office with recommendations and timelines.Ensure accurate reporting and compliance with overall legislation and COID, including investigations and findings within the prescribed standards.Facilitate all forms of risk assessment eg: general, manual handling, emergency preparedness, fire prevention and in the hospital and provide recommendations.Develop and maintain updated risk register including actions to mitigate risks whilst maintaining accurate reporting and record keeping of all SHERQ and infection control activities.
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