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Infection Control Co-ordinator

The role of the Lead Infection Control Coordinator is to aid and assist and hospital employees in the management of prevention,
identification and control of infection in patients and staff
The incumbent will further assist in planning, developing and implementing an infection control programme for the hospital using basic
infection control standards.

Infection Prevention
 Differentiate among colonisation, infection and contamination
 Identify occurrence, reservoirs, incubation periods, periods of communicability, modes of transmission, signs and symptoms
and susceptibility associated with the disease process
 Interpret results of diagnostic/laboratory results
 Recognise limitations and advantages of type of tests used to diagnose infectious processes

You can:

 Recognise epidemiologically significant organisms for immediate review and investigation
 Differentiate among prophylactic, empiric and therapeutic use of antimicrobials
 Identify indications for environmental microbiological monitoring
 Co-ordinate implementation of appropriate infection control isolation protocol
 Surveillance and epidemiologic investigations
 Design surveillance systems
 Collect and compile surveillance data

 Interpret surveillance data
 Conduct outbreak investigation
 Preventing Controlling the transmission of infectious agents
 Develop and review infection prevention and control policies and procedures
 Collaborate with Department of health in response to communicable diseases
 Identify and implement infection prevention and control strategies related to quality improvement, facility and equipment
 Management and Communication
 Planning: Conduct risk assessments for the site
 Develop, evaluate and revise goals and objectives for infection prevention

 Registration with the South African Nursing Council as a registered Nurse or equivalent NQF level 7 qualification
 Compliance with the SANC Scope of Practise for a Registered Nurse and all other applicable Health Care Legislation
 Diploma in Infection Control

Location Netcare Alberton Hospital

Closing date: 28.11.2023

Application process
Netcare is an equal opportunity employer
The Company’s approved Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process aligned to the Group’s
Employment Equity strategy. Netcare actively supports the recruitment of people with disabilities.
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are requested to e-mail a detailed CV to

Please note:
 Please note that reference checks for internal applicants will be conducted with the applicant’s current and past Netcare direct line
managers and the relevant Netcare HR Managers. Therefore, employees are encouraged to discuss internal job applications with
their direct line manager to ensure that the line manager is aware of the application.

 The terms and conditions of employment relating to the function you have applied for will be based on those in the Division within
which you will be employed.
 If a candidate has any disability that may impair the individual’s ability to perform the job function, the candidate must kindly inform
the employer so that an assessment for reasonable accommodation can be made.
 By applying for this position and providing us with your CV and other personal information, you are consenting to the information

being processed for possible recruitment and selection purposes only or for such purposes relating to assessing the establishment of
an employment relationship with yourself, and this will be done in accordance with the applicable data protection and privacy
legislation. We confirm that such information will not be used for any other purpose without obtaining your prior consent.
 If your application is not successful, we will retain your CV and other information provided on our electronic system for 12 months. If

you object to your information being used in accordance with the aforementioned clauses, please indicate your objection, and we
will immediately securely destroy your personal information.
 Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applicants, who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing
date of this advert, should consider their application as unsuccessful.

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