Infection Prevention & Control Supervisors (IPC Supervisors)
IPC Specialist will work directly as part of the county team working with LMH staff, district health teams, and county health facility staff to assess and improve the quality of IPC practices at health facilities by conducting training supportive supervision site visits, including appropriate refresher training according to the IPC Training and Supervision Package developing action plans, mentoring and monitoring services, as well as participating in training and other activities for the smooth implementation of the County COVID-19 project activities at the facilities.
What You'll Do
- Attend and actively participate in all technical revisions and training methodologies organized to ensure the development and mastery of competencies related to IPC protocols and quality improvement, appropriate training for healthcare workers based on the MOH- approved package, and supportive supervision and mentorship.
- Regularly meet with district health teams and facilities staff to discuss the implementation of IPC activities to ensure that progress is sustained, and challenges/gaps are addressed appropriately.
- Regularly report on the status of IPC activities at each health facility and assist with the implementation of appropriate response measures.
- Provide TA support to the facility IPC focal persons and strengthen the IPC Committees, which will meet regularly to assess IPC issues at the facilities.
- Work with OICs and DHOs in ensuring IPC supplies and equipment needs are appropriately managed, including procurement and distribution of IPC supplies and ensuring accountability at facility and county levels.
- Build the technical capacities of the district-level and facility staff in IPC practices, quality improvement, training, and supervision.
- Complete and submit all financial expense reports, receipts, and invoices as required by the program every month.
In consultation with LMH and DHT, develop a monthly schedule and conduct site visits:
- Ensure that DHT and/or CHT supervisors are part of all teams in conducting site visits
- Develop plans for each site visit
- Involve staff at each facility in all activities that are carried out at their respective facility
- Conduct supportive supervision using the standardized tools
- Mentor district and facility staff in implementing effective IPC practices as needed
- Provide feedback to the staff on the findings of each supervision visit
- In collaboration with the health facility staff, identify the gaps, root causes, and specific interventions to address these gaps
- Implement interventions such as training updates on technical topics and demonstration of skills, as appropriate.
- Develop action plans with facility staff to address remaining gaps and plan the dates for the next supervisory visit
- Regularly meet with DHTs and OICs to discuss the implementation and progress of IPC activities to ensure effective implementation.
- Submit weekly activity report on identified gaps, measures implemented, achievements, challenges, outcomes, and opportunities for improvement to County Manager in collaboration with TAHSD.
- Compile periodically (weekly/monthly) activity updates/reports and share the same with the Technical Advisor/Health Service Delivery (TAHSD); Montserrado will share theirs with the STC/Program Implementation & Administration (STC/PIA).
- Collect and properly file all facility-level COVID-19 Response Project implementation documents/data that can be easily accessed.
- Participate in the documentation of LMH COVID 19 activities in the county
What You'll Bring
- BSC degree as a PA, RN, or RM. MPH is a plus.
- 7 years of experience focused on the implementation of Public Health emergencies in rural settings; experience as an IPC focal point, a specialist during the ECD Response is a plus.
- Experience working along with the government (MOH/CHT/DHT) and other partners in capacity building and implementation
- Work experience with LMH and or in LMH managed counties
Experience with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
You'll Impress Us If
- You have experience in competency-based training and supervision at health facilities
- You have excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Have strong report writing skills
- You are strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
- You have a commitment to health and social justice
- You are comfortable working with a casual but high-performing team
- You can work in a flexible and adaptable manner
Please Note: The deadline for application is February 9, 2021, at 5:00 pm
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