The Infection Control Manager reflects the mission, vision, and values of adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.
The Infection Control Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Infection Prevention program at AMNM. Provide leadership, resources, tools and analytics to reduce/eliminate hospital-acquired infections, manage outbreaks/exposures, and improve clinical practice. Serve as key interface with Ministry of Public Health and other agencies.
• Performing annual risk assessment • Developing and implementing annual plan• Developing policies governing the control of infections and communicable diseases• Implementing policies governing control of infections and communicable diseases• Developing a system for identifying, reporting, investigating and controlling infections and communicable diseases
Provide leadership and operational implementation of the AMNM Infection Prevention Program including:• Implement best practices which will eliminate or reduce the risk of infection within the organization• Align operating unit with system principles, priorities, methodologies, procedures • Participate in system wide improvement and lead operating unit improvement• Serve as organization expert on best practices, national and local trends and issues• Measure and monitor infection control practices• Lead communication, teaching, modeling, process consultation and implementation of best infection control practices.• Ensure effective outbreak investigations, employee and patient exposures and interventions• Analytically interpret and compare internal infection data benchmarks• Partner with [Insert role] and clinical leads to ensure an appropriate vaccination and compliance program• Lead the reportable disease program at the local business units• Provide infection control and prevention education programs • Provide infection prevention perspective, expertise, leadership for facility planning, construction and renovation projects• Assure timely and comprehensive infection prevention policy and procedure reviews• Assure timely and comprehensive infection prevention data to all stakeholders• Manage infection prevention emergency response• Evaluate effectiveness of annual plan at departmental level and facility wide• Collaborate with the senior leadership team to establish annual goals related to infection metrics• Assure compliance with all relevant programs, Qatar QCHP licensure requirements, Joint Commission standards, and all other accreditation / licensure / regulatory requirements• Provide support to Nursing, Medical Staff, Laboratory, and all clinical areas• Coordinate with Quality and Patient Satisfaction Manager, Environmental Services team, Facilities, and other support departments
Experience and Skills Required
Minimum 3-5 years management experience in a clinical setting. Preferred: 5+ years of experience in the field of healthcare infection control. Experience in ambulatory / clinic infection control environment.
Skills required: • High level interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with patients, physicians, management, staff and other customers.• Demonstrated customer service skills, including the ability to use appropriate judgment, independent thinking, flexibility and creativity when resolving customer issues.• Ability to apply critical thinking, communication, influence, and flexibility to make optimal decisions based on multiple variables and desired outcomes.• Recognizes and accepts accountability for safety and care of patients • Demonstrated patient centered / patient valued behaviors.• Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.• Good ability to effectively handle challenging situations and balance multiple priorities• Strong data, analytical and finance orientation.• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.• Desire to work in multi-disciplinary setting.• Ability to participate and collaborate as a team player, working in a time-pressured environment.• Fluent English speaker. Knowledge of Arabic will be an advantage although not essential.
Bachelor’s degree in a healthcare-related field; Nursing, Microbiology, and/or Epidemiology preferred Preferred: • Master’s degree (MSN/MS/MBA/MHA/MPH/) OR enrolled in relevant master’s program. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of Master’s degree. • CPHQ• Certification in Infection Control
Licensing / Certifications
• Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR required.