Infection Prevention Control (IPC) Coordinator Job in Kenya

Infection Prevention Control (IPC) Coordinator

Job Objective/Purpose

Leading and coordinating the hospital infection prevention & control programs, and upholding clinical quality and patient safety performance standards, in line with the Hospital protocols and strategies.

Key Responsibilities

IPC Program Management

Coordinate, plan, implement and evaluate IPC Program management and communication

Make routine rounds/ audits to units for case findings, review and supervision of the implementation of Infection control standards.

Assess risk of occupational exposures to infectious disease and report any potentially controversial findings or issues with widespread impact, including coordinating with PHOs in monitoring outbreaks.

Supervise waste management program, maintaining records of sharp injury register, culture reports, and nosocomial infection register.

As directed, participate in and/or lead committees related to and directly impacted by infection control.

Clinical Quality and Patient Safety

Coordinate investigations of incidents/ complaints, sentinel events, and data collection for corrective actions, including RCAs and action plans.

Coordinate the collection, analysis and reporting of all quality indicators.

Perform administrative duties such as completing infection forms, reports, evaluations, maintaining dashboards, etc. to support IPC and quality improvement and accreditation activities.

Oversee the Education of staff, including orientation and Training to ensure performance improvement on IPC and quality.

Ensure that Avenue Healthcare corporate governance policies are adhered to, including preventing, detecting, and reporting any fraud or criminal activities, and Implementing audit recommendations.

Ensure adequate knowledge of, and compliance to all Avenue Healthcare policies, procedures, and systems, especially policies pertaining to the provision of medical services.

Adhere to Government and professional standards as guided by the Nursing Council of Kenya.

Any other duty as assigned by the supervisor.

Personal Specifications

 Diploma in Nursing (KRCHN). BsN or Higher Diploma in Nursing is an added advantage

 A valid Nursing License from NCK

 Valid certification in BLS, ACLS.

 Specialty training in IPC highly desirable

 3+ years’ experience working in a busy hospital environment.

 Strong interpersonal skills, team playing abilities, and communication skills.

 Highly responsive, ethical and responsible

How To Apply

Application documents (CV and Certificates) must be emailed to with the job position you are applying for as the subject of the email by 11th September 2023.