Infection Control Practitioner

DSFH Madinah
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Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains close communication with all members of healthcare team in areas assigned through meetings and informal discussions to ensure that the program is continuous and proactive.
  • Assists in initiating precautions and advises concerning precautions and isolation measures applied on any transmissible diseases within the hospital.
  • Assists in daily surveillance of all patients in assigned units to identify health care-associated infections based on established guidelines and approved definitions and criteria.
  • On daily basis, collects microbiological reports from the laboratory and other pertinent reports related to infection prevention and control surveillance activities.
  • Assists in epidemiological investigation during outbreaks / clusters of infections /exposure incidents across the hospital and helps initiate control measures in collaboration with Infection Control Team and concerned personnel and/or units.
  • Assists in the staff, students, patient/relatives, and visitors education concerning various aspects in infection control and prevention.
  • Helps monitor staffs compliance with infection control practices through audit.
  • Identifies problems and risks related to infection control and consults with the Infection Control Team for resolutions.
  • Serves as resource person in infection-related problems, detects evidence of cross infection and assists in the development of improved infection control.
  • Assists in the documentation of diseases required reporting to Ministry of Health.
  • Assists in the review of environmental cleanliness in areas assigned including cleaning procedures, schedules, and agents used.
  • Performs needed environmental sampling on area(s) assigned.Assists in monitoring implementation of healthcare waste program.
    • Assist in overseeing the ambulatory cares and home care organization:
    • Development and implementation of policies and procedures
    • Education of staff on proper program implementation and operation
    • Tracking and trending infection control data
    • Evaluation of employee exposures and follow-up
  • Participates in fire and disaster drills (internal and external).
  • Follows all hospital related policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned within the scope of responsibility and requirements of the job.



    Graduate of professional school of nursing


    Three (3) years clinical nursing experience in an acute or teaching hospital and strong knowledge base in infection prevention and control. Experience in infection control preferred.


    Excellent command in oral and written English.

    Required Licenses/Registrations:

    Current Registered Nurse Licensure from country of origin required. Registered with Saudi Council for Health Specialties. Certification in Infection Control (CIC) preferred.
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