Job Title
Group Quality Assurance and Infection Prevention & Control Manager
Employment Type
Full Time
2 to 5 years
Job Published
09 May 2024
Job Reference No.

Job Description


Monitor, manage & mitigate risks in the group through compliance to Standards & Regulations for the Melomed Group.


• Current registration with SANC as a General Nurse
• Post Basic Diploma or equivalent in Critical Care, Infection Control and Occupational Health
• Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar role
• Excellent communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal, organisational and problem-solving skills
• Commitment to initiate and implement Quality Assurance improvement programmes in all the relevant portfolio’s
• Working knowledge of all relevant legislative acts such as Environmental Management, OHS, Health Act and National Institute of Communicable Diseases, OHSC and Department of Health
• Working knowledge of International Best Practices
• Proven work experience in Hospital Commissioning
• Working knowledge of Quality Improvement Processes utilising PDSA cycles
• Working knowledge of Infection Prevention & Control as well as surveillance & reporting of communicable diseases
• Leadership qualities and mentoring skills
• Excellent MS Office computer skills, i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel, Kronos, etc.

Key Outputs:

• Ensure that all communication improving strategies are maintained and employees are informed of relevant matters in the different forums.
• Incident management system through reporting, investigating, data analysis and factual approach to decision making.
• Assist and support management to ensure that the quality management walkabout programmes include non-compliance, improvement action plans and awareness/adherence to policies and work procedures.
• Comply with legislation & Bylaws relating to the portfolios.
• Chair the monthly OHS & Infection Control committee meetings.
• Investigation of all Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI).
• Review infection control practices in the hospital and simplify and streamline processes
• Waste management operational functions
• Conduct and manage compliance of internal and external audits
• Provide training needs in the abovementioned portfolios
• Development of policies
• Mitigate risks through prevention & continuous improvement program
• Monitor and publish measurement statistics