IPC specialists to support Ebola Recovery
Infection prevention and control (IPC) is universally acknowledged as a vital component of a comprehensive approach to patient and healthcare worker safety, quality improvement, and improved health outcomes. The evolving landscape of emerging infectious diseases necessitates increased awareness and attention to IPC. A strong health system, which includes a culture and infrastructure of IPC, such as improved hygiene conditions, appropriate use and availability of personal protective equipment (PPE), and improved healthcare waste management, will equip governments and communities to respond to and manage outbreaks, and will prevent the spread of infectious diseases including healthcare-associated infections (HAI). The 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa accelerated efforts to strengthen health systems. WHO is calling for IPC specialists to support Ebola Recovery
- Education and special training:
1) National Board certificate in nursing, medicine, microbiology or pharmacist and, specialty qualification in Infection Prevention and Control, e.g. infection control nurse, doctor or pharmacist, OR
2) University degree in nursing, medicine, microbiology or epidemiology, or public health with post-graduate training in the area of Infection Prevention and Control.
At least 5 years of experience in developing, implementing and evaluating infection and prevention control policies, procedures and tools in low-resource settings, and outbreak response.
- Knowledge, abilities, and skills:
Proven knowledge and skills in infection prevention and control, rapid assessment techniques; excellent interpersonal skills; strong organizational skills; and an ability to work effectively in multicultural environment.
English and/or French.
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