University of Nairobi Infection Prevention Control Nurse – Jobs in Kenya

The Project

The University of Nairobi, Department of Clinical Medicine and Therapeutics has been awarded a
five (5) year research grant by Centre for Disease Control (CDC) under the title, “Monitor and Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance in Kenya (MAP-AMR Kenya)”. The Project will be conducted in three (3) hospitals, namely: Kenyatta National Hospital, The Nairobi Hospital and the Spinal Injury Hospital (Nairobi).
The Project seeks to competitively fill the above named position.

The Position

Job Title: Infection Prevention and Control Nurse.

Duty Station: Kenyatta National Hospital, The Nairobi Hospital, Nairobi Spinal Injury

Reporting to: Medical Officer.

Job description

Administer screening and enrollment questionnaire to patients in target wards/units.

Conduct screening for C. auris colonization in target wards/units.

Maintain a register of all samples collected and ensure results are received and updated on the
appropriate patient records.

Ensure data is collected accurately and resolve any discrepancies with the data team.

Train and mentor clinical, auxiliary, housekeeping and environmental services (public health) staff in infection prevention and control of anti-fungal resistant pathogens.

Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly reports
Job specifications.

An applicant must have Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education or its equivalent with a pass
in English

He or she must have a Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse or a Bachelor
of Science degree in Nursing, or equivalent

Must be registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya and have a valid practice license.

Additional training in infection prevention and control will be an added advantage.

He or she must have at least five (5) years working experience post qualification.

Experience in infection prevention and control in a large hospital.

Be a team player with excellent communication skills

Terms of appointment

This a position whose tenure is one (1) year contract renewable based on performance and by mutual consent.

Applicants should email their application letters, certified copies of certificates and curriculum vitae (CV) giving details of their qualifications, experience and three (3) referees, as well as indicating their telephone and e-mail contacts.

Applications and related documents should be forwarded through applicants’ Heads of
Departments, where applicable, and be addressed to the Director, HumanResource, University of Nairobi.

Applicants should state their current designations, salaries and other benefits attached to those designations.

The application letter must bear the reference code indicated in the advertisement.

Late applications will not be considered.

Applications should be emailed to one file in Pdf.

Closing Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2022

The University of Nairobi is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Only Shortlisted Applicants Will Be Contacted.

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