Hiring Organization: Medecins Sans Frontieres
Location: Anka, Zamfara
Main Objective and Responsibility of the Position
The Infection, Prevention and Control Supervisor is responsible for implementing and supervising an infection control program in the Zamfara Secondary Health Care Project and all our health facilities, according to MSF protocols, safety and IPC measures, in order to ensure quality of care and safety of patients, caretakers and staff.
This is a new role in the Zamfara Project and we are seeking suitable candidates with a nursing background and with experience in an Infection, Prevention and Control role (or similar).
Description of the Responsibilities/ Activities
The IPC Supervisor in Zamfara Project is the main responsible for the implementation of all IPC related activities, protocols and different recommendations to ensure quality of care and patient safety in MSF health facilities including Anka General Hospital and NEP IDP clinic. The IPC Supervisor works closely with all multidisciplinary team members to raise awareness and ensure IPC issues are identified and addressed by all staff members.
As a member of the Infection Control Committee, participating in and supporting the development and follow up of the Infection Control Action Plan and other communication activities are key (may support MTL with minutes/agenda/action points, also may chair the meeting in absence of MTL).
Liaison with all Managers/Supervisors and Balanced Leadership and Communication Skills:
Liaises with Watsan Supervisor, the main hierarchical manager, to provide technical support to Hospital Cleaners in AGH and IDP Camp Clinic (Hygiene Agents) and ensure cleanliness of wards (based on IPC requirements) and hospital yard.
Liaise with Watsan Supervisor to directly provide technical support to the Laundry and ensure quality of bed sheets and linens are in enough quantity to maintain adequate recycling.
In collaboration with Watsan team, ensure maintenance of a clean and hygienic environment
In conjunction with Supervisors/Managers, carry out training of all staff (Medical, Lab, Hygiene Agents, Watchmen etc.) on relevant IPC information – IPC Pillars and aseptic technique.
In conjunction with Watsan and Head of Cooks ensure IPC measures in the Kitchen are adhered to and maintained.
Liaise with the Watsan Supervisor to ensure vector control in the hospital wards and other departments (use of light insecticide etc.) and dead body management in the ward while waiting for evacuation.
In conjunction with Watsan Supervisor and Nursing Team Supervisor ensure waste segregation and collection in different wards and keep high hygiene standard.
Under leadership of Nursing Activity Manager and Pharmacy Supervisor ensure ordering, storage and management of IPC materials (hand sanitizers, surfanios and hexanios, chloramine solutions, face masks, disposable gowns etc.) for daily usage.
Supervision & Policy /Protocol Implementation:
Policy management of IPC activities in all locations and work in conjunction with all heads of departments to ensure and supervise implementation of IPC policy and protocols.
Supervises directly the Sterilization Technician and ensure small surgical materials are safe for patients, sterilization procedures follow IPC protocols, and provide necessary training.
Ensure compliance of the 3 IPC pillars (Hand hygiene, Cleaning and Disinfection, transmission-based precaution) in MSF health facilities including Anka General Hospital and IDP Clinic.
Be responsible for monitoring of hand hygiene compliance using the hand hygiene observation tool (HHOT) and monthly updating of results
Carry out SIPCA assessment with support from line manager
Report IPC activities in the MMR.
Gap fill Watsan Supervisor /Manager in case of absence
Requirements (Qualifications / Experience / Knowledge)
Nurse diploma / degree required.
Minimum 1-year experience as Infection, Prevention & Control Supervisor (or similar) required
Minimum 1-year experience in OT or Intensive Care Unit required
Experience coaching, mentoring, supervision and training required
Experience with MSF or other NGO required
Fluent in English (verbal/ written) and knowledge of Hausa desirable
Computer literacy in word, excel, internet
Results, teamwork, flexibility, commitment, service.
How to Apply
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
MSF is an equal opportunities employer and promotes diversity within the organization.
Interested and qualified? Go to Medecins Sans Frontieres on docs.google.com to apply