Senior Medical Scientist (Surveillance)

Location Dublin
Job-type Permanent
Salary Competitive
Reference J1660
Surveillance Scientist, required by TTM Healthcare, on behalf of an independent, acute care hospital, based in North Dublin.

As Surveillance Scientist, you will be part of the Senior Leadership team and work closely with the infection prevention and control team. You will be responsible primarily for the compiling and reporting on surveillance data and for pro-actively collaborating and devising strategies to monitor and decrease the incidence and spread of healthcare-associated infection in the hospital.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Implementing an effective surveillance function that promotes compliance with JCI, HIQA, INAB and best practice requirements for infection prevention and control
  • Responsible for the surveillance and reporting of hospital-acquired infection, including organism and disease-specific surveillance
  • Responsible for the co-ordination of collection, storage and documentation of appropriate isolates
  • Ensure that antimicrobial susceptibility testing is standardised in accordance with national recommendations
  • Ensure compliance with JCI standards that relate directly or indirectly to surveillance

This is a new post for the Laboratory and would suit a candidate with a post-graduate qualification in a scientific, public health or epidemiology-related subject area, knowledge and experience of the procedures to monitor and control healthcare-associated infection or a keen interest in this area. Personal and professional development is strongly encouraged.

This is a permanent, part-time position, with competitive salary and excellent benefits offered.

Key Requirements:

  • Post graduate qualification in a Scientific/Public Health/Epidemiology related area
  • Knowledge of procedures to monitor and control healthcare-associated infection
  • Understanding of quality management
  • Knowledge of laboratory health and safety
  • Excellent interpretive, communication and presentation skills

Benefits:

  • Healthcare Schemes
  • Restaurant Facilities
  • Staff Car Parking
  • Staff Members' Discount on Services
  • Strong emphasis on work-life balance
  • Mindfulness Training and Wellbeing Promotions
  • Competitive Retirement Pension Package

To apply, please send an updated copy of your CV to Robyn at TTM Healthcare.


TTM Healthcare is an Equal Opportunities Employer.