Specialist infection prevention - Norway
Senior doctor / specialist in infection prevention – Infection prevention unit.
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Sørlandet Hosptital HF - Safety when you need it most !
Sørlandet Hospital is the largest competence company in Agder, with over 7000 empolyees divided at several locations in Agder. We are responsible for specialist health care services within physical and mental health, and treatment of addiction. We educate health personnel, do research and teach patients and relatives.
Read more about us on our website; www.sshf.no
Sørlandet Hosptial HF prioritize and focus on infection prevention and infection control.
Prevention of infections is important for the hospital to ensure quality and safety for our patients.The senior doctor / specialist in infection prevention has an important
key position in the hospital. All the time, we have new and difficult tasks in the field of infection prevention and infection surveillance.
We seek you who want to lead the unit of infection prevention in our hospital.
There are challenging, exciting and varied work tasks for you who are focused on resistant microbes, infection outbreaks/eruptions, quality work, antibiotic control, prevention, monitoring and teaching. You will be cooperating close with the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Medicine, in addition to other clinical environments in the hospital. Department of Medical Microbiology has 5 doctors employeed, and the hospitals section for infection medicine will in a short periode of time, have 4 doctors who are specialists in infectious diseases. You will also cooperate with Helse Sør-Øst, who has a regional responsibilty towards several hospitals in south east Norway.
The position is a 100% permanent position, with currently working hours during daytime. As a senior doctor in the infection prevention unit, you can also work with research.
The unit is organized in the Health science departement, and is administrative unit for all three locations in Sørlandet Hospital: Arendal, Kristiansand and Flekkefjord. The main place of work will be Kristiansand, but you will also be working the other locations of the hospital, so you must expect some travelling. The unit has a total of 5,6 man-years for special nurse in hygiene care and 2 x 40% position for vaccination nurses.
The unit give advise, guides and helps the hospital to meet requirements in laws, regulations and national guidelines. The infection prevention unit has formal cooperation agreements with most municipalities in Agder.
Mainly it is the hygiene nurses that supervise and advise municipal health care institutions. The senior doctor is the leader of the infection prevention unit in Sørlandet Hospital, and has the responsibility for the professional and administraive management of the unit.The unit leader reports to the director of health science. You will have great flexibility towards organizing the tasks and your work.
Prevent, monitor and follow up results related to hospital infections.
Monitor the presence of resistant microbes, antibiotic use and coordinate the antibiotic control program in hospitals.
Ensure quality and coordination in case of an infection eruption.
Maintain and further develop systems for effective and up-to-date management of infection eruptions in hospitals.
Quality work in cooperation with the quality department.
Teaching / supervision.
Cooperation with clinical departements in the hosptial and in Helse Sør-Øst.
You must have a diploma in medicine and autorization as a doctor in Norway.
We would like you to have experience from microbiology or infection medicine. We will also consider applicants with other backgrounds such as epidemiology, public health or other relevant specialization. We will also prefer if you have management experience.
Personal suitability will be emphasized. We are looking for candidates with the ability to cooperate and convey knowledge in a good way, across professions in the hospital.
We offer good working environment, possibility for professional personal development / further education and development of the unit. We will arrange for language training if necessary. We can also help in obtaining temporary housing.
Wages in accordance with agreement.
For more information please contact:
Senior doctor / temporary leader of the unit / medical microbiologist
Telephone number: +47 38 07 35 04
Sørlandet has so much to offer ! The nature is amazing, and you find it all – from the sea breeze and an amazing coastline, to the high mountains. There are good opportunities for fishing and outdoor living, and we have a various offers of cultural experiences
The University of Agder is an important cooperative partner for the hospital. Sørlandet is close to the European continent, and there are daily departures to Denmark by ferry or airplane.