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Infection Control Nurse Required in Dubai - Dubai

Educational Requirements & Professional Experience/ Knowledge:

Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
Post Graduate Degree or Diploma/Certificate of approved Infection Control course is desired.
Current license to practice nursing in country of origin and with DHA
BLS certification
Minimum 4-6 years general medical / surgical /critical care experience
At least 3-5 years of experience in Infection Control
Private hospital experience preferred

Essential Specialized Skills :

Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
Ability to prioritize and multi-task in assigned environment
Communicates clearly and concisely in both oral and written format
Ability to be flexible and adaptable in a variety of situations
Selective Attention – the ability to concentrate on a task over a period without being distracted
Good critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills to ensure safe nursing practice and high-quality care using logic and reasoning
Use emotional intelligence to guide thinking and behaviour, and manage/adjust emotions to adapt to environments
Ability to perform the assigned duties to the level of expectation

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

Supports all Clinical staff in the care of patients with infection and collaborates with multidisciplinary care givers in revising treatment regimens.
Assesses the educational needs of staff related to infection control and prevention and assists in providing educational programs for staff in coordination with the unit nurse manager/designee.
Liaises with hospital departments in monitoring standards of care relating to infection control and prevention. Reviews appropriate policies, procedures and updates according to evidence based, best practices.
Reports notifiable diseases to the Ministry and Department of Health/DHA thus ensuring American Hospital Dubai compliance with National health directives.
Takes part in the nursing orientation to orient about infection control services.
Performs additional duties when required.
Assesses staff’s skills for wound care management and provides additional training as needed.
Conducts on-going surveillance using Center of Disease Control (CDC) criteria.
Documents and investigates nosocomial infections through review of admission diagnosis, microbiology culture results, isolation orders, patient records, consultation requests and post-discharge surveillance.
Conducts environmental rounds in all in-patient and out-patient care areas. Collects data on the incidence of selected device use in identified intensive care units.
Participates in investigations of unusual hospital infections outbreaks utilizing the microbiology laboratory, consultation with Infectious Diseases Physician,
Department of Health and report epidemiologically significant findings to appropriate customers.
Reports all in-house patients with communicable disease to the health department and
maintains appropriate records. Compiles and interprets surveillance reports to Infection Control committee, specialty areas and executive medical committee on a regular basis.
Acts as an advisory resource on Infection Control issues for Nursing Administration, In-patient and Out-patient Departments.
Maintains current knowledge of recent advances in Infection Control both international and local issues, promoting evidence-based practice always. Disseminates information as appropriate.

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