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SIDRA3855 - Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner

Department: Nursing Operations Div
Division: Family Centered Services Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 31-Mar-2017
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medical and Research Center is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards.  Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is:  “Sidra Medical and Research Center will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class:     Patient and Family Centered Care      Health Education        Biomedical Discovery

Sidra works closely with Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and Hamad Medical Corporation across  all three activities to raise the standard of health and health care throughout the State of Qatar.


At Sidra Research and Medical Centre, the safety of patients, staff and visitors is of ultimate importance. Sidra recognizes that strict adherence to best Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) practices and standards, based on sound scientific principles, is essential to reduce avoidable health care associated infections (HCAI) to both patients and staff.

 Standards include but are not limited to, those set by the : Qatar Ministry of Public Health, Joint Commission International (JCI) the Accreditation Canada assessments. UK Standards for Better Health and American Institute of Architecture (AIA) and Infection prevention and control Risk (ICRA) assessments.

The Sidra Infection Prevention and Control Team (IPCT) is devoted to ensuring that infection prevention and control is embedded across the organization. Policies will be introduced in a supportive working environment through consultation, communication and collaboration with multidisciplinary teams to ultimately ensure patient safety and public trust of the health care system. Infection prevention and control is central to all aspects of health care and an effective, appropriately staffed IPCT, will ensure that the following aspects of infection control practice are addressed: Surveillance, Outbreak management, Decontamination of Medical Devices, Policy-development, Audits, Education, Training, Product-evaluation, Construction and Research.

Person: The Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner is responsible for leading and demonstrating the provision of safe focused quality infection control practices. As a key member of the multidisciplinary team ensures that standards for infection prevention and control are adhered to at the service level. The incumbent works collaboratively with the Manager - Infection Prevention and Control to ensure the prevention, surveillance, investigation and control of infection, and the delivery of educational programs for staff on aspects of infection prevention and control. S/he monitors and improves compliance with best practice to ensure a comprehensive service is provided.





  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or (3 year Diploma in Nursing)


  • Registered Nurse
  • Post graduate specialty qualification/certification


  • 4+ years of recent clinical nursing experience including 2+ years leadership/supervisory experience in specialty area
  • Experience in an Academic Medical Center


  • Demonstrated experience with clinical Information systems


  • Hospital Commissioning

Certification and Licensure

  • Valid professional nursing license in country of origin


  • Meets licensing requirements of the State of Qatar


Professional Membership


Member of a professional nursing association

Job Specific Skills and Abilities

  • Effective problem solving skills


  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective relationships with internal stakeholders


  • Demonstrated ability to deescalate conflict situations within a unit


  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills


  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite


  • Fluency in written and spoken English


  • Leading on clinical practice and service quality.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, assess and develop educational materials for staff and patients


  • Arabic speaking and/or bilingual in other languages


  • Building and Leading a team.
Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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