Group quality assurance and infection prevention & control manager (Compliance / Management / Healthcare) – Cape Town, South Africa

Southern Africa
Posted 3 weeks ago

Reference No. MTMELO1

Group quality assurance and infection prevention & control manager (Compliance / Management / Healthcare) – Cape Town, South Africa


 


Reference Number: MTMELO1


 


Job Description:


Our client within the health care industry has an an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled and experienced Group Quality assurance & IPC manager to join their team at Head Office in Cape Town. As the Quality assurance & IPC manager, you will be responsible for monitoring, managing & mitigating risks in the group through compliance to Standards & Regulations for the Group.


 


Responsibilities:


  • Ensure that all communication improving strategies are maintained and employees are informed of relevant matters in the different forums.
  • Incident management system through reporting, investigating, data analysis and factual approach to decision making.
  • Assist and support management to ensure that the quality management walkabout programmes include non-compliance, improvement action plans and awareness/adherence to policies and work procedures.
  • Comply with legislation & Bylaws relating to the portfolios.
  • Chair the monthly OHS & Infection Control committee meetings.
  • Investigation of all Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI).
  • Review infection control practices in the hospital and simplify and streamline processes
  • Waste management operational functions
  • Conduct and manage compliance of internal and external audits
  • Provide training needs in the abovementioned portfolios
  • Development of policies
  • Mitigate risks through prevention & continuous improvement program
  • Monitor and publish measurement statistics


 


Requirements:


  • Current registration with SANC as a General Nurse
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Critical Care, Infection Control and Occupational Health. IPC certification needed.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience at a group head level in similar role.
  • Working knowledge of all relevant legislative acts such as Environmental Management, OHS, Health Act and National Institute of Communicable Diseases, OHSC and Department of Health
  • Working knowledge of Quality Improvement Processes utilising PDSA cycles
  • Working knowledge of Infection Prevention & Control as well as surveillance & reporting of communicable diseases
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Commitment to initiate and implement Quality Assurance improvement programmes in all the relevant portfolio’s
  • Working knowledge of International Best Practices
  • Proven work experience in Hospital Commissioning
  • Leadership qualities and mentoring skills
  • Excellent MS Office computer skills, i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel, Kronos, etc.


 


Benefits and Contractual information:


  • Permanent position
  • Cape Town based


 


If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Matthew Taylor at mataylor [at] caglobalint [dot] com


 


Please visit www.caglobalint.com for more exciting opportunities.


 


Matthew Taylor


Recruitment Consultant


CA Finance


 


CA Global will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.


 

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