Careers @ The Urology Hospital

Outstanding due to Excellence and committed to world-class patient care.

Critical Vacancy: Infection Control Manager

Applications are invited from persons who possess the requisite experience, and qualifications and suitably meet the corresponding requirements for this mission-critical vacant role.

This position reports to the Executive: Nursing Management.

Closing date: 25 October 2022

Contact: Sanmarie Marais      

 Tel: (012) 423-4033  | E-Mail:



Infection Control

    • Implementation of Infection Control policies and procedures.
    • Establish a facility-wide system for the prevention, identification, and control of infections of patients and visitors, including surveillance designed to identify possible communicable diseases or infections before they spread.
    • Conduct outbreak investigations.
    • Report all possible incidents of communicable diseases to state or national agencies.
    • Oversee the antibiotic stewardship program and monitor patient antibiotic use.
    • Monitoring of hospital-acquired infection rates.
    • Investigate incidents / adverse events.
    • Coordinate antibiotic stewardship program.
    • Case investigation, notification, and follow-up of all notifiable diseases.
    • Provide information and advice to the hospital management regarding IPP issues.
    • Advise the SHE committee on IPP matters.
    • Cover OHS department in absence of OHS RN.
    • Comply with all Best Care Always and Quality initiatives.
    • Electronic event reporting system is utilised by all relevant parties and the database is maintained.
    • Reports submitted as per set requirements.
    • Keep monthly statistics on Infections according to policies and procedures.

Organisational Culture

  • Exhibiting behaviour that supports the values of The Urology Hospital.
  • Maintaining ethical standards.
  • Complying with environmental standards.
  • Building a service culture.

Relationship Management

  • Maintain a constructive working relationship with stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with the hospital EXCO to develop, implement, and evaluate the annual infection goals and plan.
  • Partner with leaders, physicians, local municipality, state, or activities related to infection prevention.
  • Queries of relevant parties are addressed according to set guidelines.
  • Relationships are built with professional bodies on Health & Safety and Infection Control matters.
  • Relationships are built with laundry service providers.
  • Work effectively and cooperatively with others to establish and maintain good working relationships that are mentally beneficial.
  • Maintain customer intimacy through building relationships with doctors and nursing staff and building patient loyalty.
  • Promote and maintain a close working relationship with doctors and other Stakeholders where the differences of others are recognised, understood, and valued so that all can reach their full potential and maximise their contributions.
  • Build strategic inter-departmental relationships to help achieve business goals at EXCO and departmental level within the hospital.

Client Satisfaction

  • Client expectations are determined, and quality service delivered is ensured.
  • Professional ethics and The Urology Hospital values are demonstrated in behaviour.
  • Competence is demonstrated in all performance output areas.
  • Behaviour exhibits a culture due to service excellence.

Risk Management

  • Meeting the requirements of relevant legislation.
  • Understanding the impact of legislation on the business.
  • Implementing The Urology Hospital policies and procedures
  • Investigate all incidents and do route course analysis and ensure appropriate action plans are in place.
  • Ensure compliance with Protocols, Policies, Regulations, and Acts.
  • Ensure that all equipment is in working order and properly maintained.
  • Control of Asset/Inventory register.

Governance and Quality Management

  • Continuous improvement of systems and processes on hospital level are implemented, coordinated, and supported.
  • The Urology Hospital policies are aligned, coordinated, reviewed, updated, and distributed.
  • Hospital accreditation standards and core standards are monitored, and related initiatives are coordinated.
  • Best practices are recorded, shared, and/or implemented.
  • QI programs are run according to department requirements.
  • Provide and receive patient information, ensuring that all patient information is provided, received, and recorded in accordance. with the Protection Act and The Urology Hospital Policies.
  • To maintain written records and legal documents to required levels and accepted practice.
  • Ensure you are aware of your responsibilities, and supporting policies and undertake the appropriate level of safeguarding training relevant to your role.
  • To maintain knowledge of the Health and Safety at Work Act, ensuring appropriate measures are taken in the report of Health and Safety for patients, relatives, visitors, hospital staff, and contractors.
  • Identify quality improvement opportunities and ensure appropriate Strategic and Quality Improvement initiatives are developed and measured.

Personal and Professional Development (CPD)

  • The competence of all nursing practitioners is displayed in all performance areas.
  • Proof of regular competency assessment implemented.
  • All employees are aware of available training and development opportunities.
  • Active involvement in our professional development to maintain a satisfactory level of skill and knowledge.
  • Keep up to date with Laws, Regulations Policies, and Procedures.
  • Keep abreast of current research in the urology field.


  • Actively participate as a member of a team to achieve goals.


  • Registered with SANC as a Registered Nurse.
  • Infection Control Qualification.
  • 5 Years’ experience in a similar position.
  • Sound knowledge and nursing experience.
  • Prepared to work as part of a team within an existing framework.
  • Must be able to work full days and overtime as required by Management.
  • Ability to work under high pressure.
  • Strong leadership skills.

Please note that the Urology Hospital is a smoking-free facility and an equal opportunity employer. Should you not hear from us within seven working days after the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful. POPIA sections provide that everyone has the right to privacy and it includes a right to protection against the unlawful collection, retention, dissemination, and use of personal information and any attached text or documentation that are retained by the Urolocare hospitals for a period in accordance with relevant data legislation.