Infection Prevention Control is a significant part of MSF’s project operations. As an Infection Prevention Control (IPC) Nurse you are responsible for the IPC activities and lead the development & maintenance of an infection control program, according to MSF protocols and standards in order to ensure the quality of care and safety of patients, caretakers and staff.
Your clinical skills and resourcefulness will be put to the test while you work in locations where the health care infrastructure may have completely fallen apart, or while you work to diagnose and treat medical conditions not found in Australia and New Zealand. Your managerial and administration skills will be called upon as you supervise large teams of local staff and manage busy emergency departments. You will not be facing these challenges alone - Médecins Sans Frontières provides expert technical support including extensive guidelines and protocols.
- Define, implement and monitor the IPC project plans in collaboration with the medical team, nursing team, logistics team and relevant committees;
- Provide expertise, support and training for staff on IPC related issues; and
- Guarantee project compliance to MSF IPC standards.
- Compliance with Essential Criteria for all potential Field Workers
- Medical Doctor or Registered Nurse
- Specialist IPC qualification
- Experience working in IPC in a hospital setting
- Available to work in the field for a minimum of 6 months
- Fellow of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control
- Tropical Medicine
- Remote and low resource setting experience
- Clinical experience in Infectious Diseases (STDs, HIV/AIDS, TB)
For information on living allowances, see Benefits and Opportunities.
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