Public Health Nurse-Qatar

Requisition Number:  44889
Location: 

QA

Overall Purpose of Role

The Public Health Nurse works under the supervision of the Deputy Project Manager in conjunction with the healthcare team, physicians, and government agencies to prevent healthcare-associated infections. The Public Health Nurse must be able to interpret data, to plan, implement, evaluate, and disseminate outcome-based care. The Public Health Nurse will assist with investigation and systematically analyze healthcare-associated infection data and provide mitigation training to nursing staff. The Public Health Nurse will evaluate, implement, and document all appropriate quality control and quality assurance measures in alignment with CDC standards and company policy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collect and analyze infectious disease data to make evidence-based decisions.
  • Conduct rounds, discuss, and monitor infection prevention practices with nursing and supporting staff.
  • Provide professional nursing care based on established nursing protocols, policies, and procedures.
  • Administer and dispense medications and vaccines based on nursing assessment and nursing protocol.
  • Disseminate infection prevention information including surveillance data and policy decisions.
  • Apply the principles of Infection prevention to development of educational training programs.
  • Provide public health guidance to the nursing staff by training, scheduling, evaluating, and counseling the nursing staff.
  • Read, research relevant subject matter to maintain current knowledge and competencies in infection prevention.
  • Assist in the development of the care plans for infected individuals to contain the spread of infectious diseases.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the development of action plans in community or medical facility outbreak to minimize the potentially devastating impact.
  • Collaborate with government agencies such as the CDC to ensure that infection control practices are implemented and enforced.
  • Utilize strategies for interacting with persons from a culturally diverse background.
  • Educate nursing staff and paraprofessional team on new processes and assist staff in continuing education on infection prevention protocols per CDC.
  • Interact with healthcare team to provide information and foster communication between laboratory staff and healthcare team.
  • Participates in public health emergencies response as directed.
  • Cooperate with state and county health department regarding infectious and communicable diseases.
  • Participate fully in Departmental and Facility Quality and Assurance activities. Support the delivery and administration of Q & A activities.
  • Liaise with medical staff regarding staff health concerns.
  • Actively participates in Mass Casualty exercises and events.

 

Required Skills and Knowledge :

  • Minimum of two (2) years experience in Public Health, preferably in a remote setting.
  • Completion of Public Health Nurse Course OR Certification in Infection Control [CIC] preferred or strong background in the field of Infectious Disease Control in a healthcare setting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook).

Preferred Experience :

  • Experience on a military site, working as a government subcontractor or prime contractor is preferred.

Education Required:

  • Nursing Degree, preferably BSN.
  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

Other Special Qualifications:

 

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a clearance to drive company vehicles.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English to effectively communicate.
  • This position is unaccompanied.
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident Card is required.
  • Ability to obtain a DOS mandated clearance one is required.
  • Must be able to relocate to Doha, Qatar.
  • A valid passport is required and must be in your possession prior to relocation. You must maintain a current passport during your stay in Qatar.

Additional Information:

International SOS Government Medical Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.