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Infection Control Practitioner with 9 years of experience

Location:
Kitchener, ON, Canada
Salary:
120,000 CAD
Posted:
April 18, 2020

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Dr. Shoab Ahmad, MBBS MPH

DOB: **/**/****

Address: ** ********* ******, *********, *******, Canada N2P 0H5, Mobile: +1-510-***-****, Email: adcu4u@r.postjobfree.com

Skype id: shabyansari0023, Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/dr-shoab-ahmad-2695211b

Senior infection Preventionist with more than 9 years of experience in infection control, public health, surveillance and hospital administration. Looking for new and challenging opportunities in Infection Control and public health for healthcare quality improvement.

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS

Strategic planning & execution

Detail and result oriented

Risks assessment and mitigation

Performance improvement skills

Excellent written & oral communication skills

Knowledge of OSHA, CDC, TJC and CMS requirements

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Negotiations & stakeholder engagement

Excellent knowledge of current infection control practices.

Issue analysis & resolution

Ability to comprehend and apply principles of statistical theory

Proactive, innovative, collaborative, excellent team player and ability to communicate effectively.

Excellent interpersonal skills and respectful of diversity

Team building & motivation

WORKING RIGHTS

Permanent Resident of Canada

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified trainer for Basic Infection Control Skills License by Ministry of Health, KSA.

Certificate in Infection Prevention & Control Audit program for hospitals conducted by The Ministry of Health, KSA.

Certificate in “Protecting Human Research Participants” by The National Institutes of Health (NIH) office of Extramural Research (Certification Number: 2445857).

Certificate in Infection Prevention in Nursing Homes by The University of North Carolina.

Professional licensure from Saudi Commission for Health Specialties as Registrar/Specialist Public Health (License Number: 17NM0017958)

Certificate for Basic Life Support (BLS) from Saudi Heart Association (License Number: 072***********)

Certification as regional coordinator/trainer HESN (Health Electronic Surveillance Network) web-based program for performing HAIs (Hospital Acquired Infections) surveillance.

Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control and Occupational Health and Safety at King Khaled Hospital, Najran, KSA.

Certificate for IELTS (International English language testing system) – overall band score of 8.0 out of 9.0.

EDUCATION

Master of Public Health (M.P.H), The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 2012, Majors - Epidemiology/Biostatistics/Health promotion.

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB.BS), King George’s Medical University, India, 2007.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

REGISTRAR/SPECIALIST PUBLIC HEALTH & INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (IPC) SUPERVISOR – DIRECTORATE INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL, NAJRAN, KSA.

19 September 2016 - Present

Supervise, advocate, design and implement various IPC activities for hospitals in Najran province.

Advisor to regional IPC director for executing various IPC programs.

IPC hospital Audit (ICA) coordinator for Najran province and perform IPC audits for hospitals.

Regional coordinator/trainer for HAIs (Hospital Acquired Infections) surveillance, Infection Control Core Components, Basic Infection Control Skills Licensing, and Hand Hygiene compliance.

Supervisor and trainer for hospitals in Najran province for HESN (Health Electronic Surveillance Network) web-based program for performing HAIs (Hospital Acquired Infections) surveillance.

Conduct investigations, surveillance, prepare action plans for disease outbreaks.

Rapid Response Team (RRT) member for notifiable diseases.

Design research study protocols and conduct/assist ongoing research activities.

Give lectures and perform workshops on various topics as a member of lecturers for Saudi Commission for Health Specialties

Facilitate the integration of IPC plan into the day-to-day activities of facilities and evaluates risk for infection at all hospitals.

Initiate, develop and deliver education programs on IPC for staff development and regulatory agency compliance.

Identify situations that may present an infectious hazard to patients, staff, or visitors. Take appropriate actions to eliminate hazards.

Responsible for policies and procedures related to IPC and employee health.

Lead compliance on MOH, CBAHI, JCI, WHO, CDC, and other regulatory standards.

Lead process and outcome surveillance as well as monitor quality initiatives related to reduction of SSI, CLABSIs, CAUTI, VAP etc.

Review lab cultures for evidence of HAI, outbreaks, or microbial trends.

Performs targeted surveillance and prepares monthly, quarterly, yearly etc. reports and statistics on HAIS rates.

Monitor ancillary services for compliance with IPC standards

Collaborate with Employee Health unit to maintain screening of workers (for TB, Flu or other communicable diseases).

Participated in investigation and reporting of unusual healthcare infection outbreaks.

Coordinates the implementation of all employee health initiatives and programs including annual check for N95 respirators, PPD and vaccinations.

Conduct surveillance of all maintenance / renovation or new construction work to identify ongoing risks for patients, employees, and visitors to the facility.

Developed staffing plans, managed workloads, defined deliverables, hired resources, conducted performance reviews, and ensured compliance with established company policies.

Provides consultation and education to hospital staff, physicians and community leaders in respect to IPC guidelines.

Conduct risk assessments and statistical analysis of new and emerging infectious diseases.

Monitor staff compliance with IPC guidelines regarding the disposal of sharps and biomedical waste, use of personal protective equipment, hand hygiene practices and provides reports to the concerned Committees.

Examine microbiology reports of positive isolates to recognize trends, identify HAIs and for statistical compilation.

Conduct regular hospitals visits to assess and evaluate the implementation of surveillance activities, identify gaps and recommend corrective actions based on key performance indicators.

Major Projects/Accomplishments:

Stethoscopes Hygiene Program

August 2017 – Present

Designed, presented and implemented stethoscopes hygiene program in hospitals, across Najran, Province.

Foundation Course in Infection Prevention and Control

July 2017 – Present

Designed and introduced Foundation course in Infection Prevention & Control in Najran Province, KSA.

Outbreak response and guidelines for containment and management of cases.

May 2017 – Present

Regional Coordinator for COVID-19 outbreak in Najran Region.

Led the response of the multiple cholera, Acinetobacter Baumannii, Klebsiella Pneumonia and Conjunctivitis outbreaks.

Educated more than 5000 employees about IPC, HAIs surveillance, analysis, reporting, risk reduction, and outbreak control.

Reviewed and analyzed IPC indicators and led strategic process and outcome changes.

Developed and implemented appropriate infection control policies and procedures, and training staff on them.

Designed and implemented new data collection forms for HAIs surveillance.

MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT- ANSARI HOSPITAL, NEW DELHI, INDIA.

14 June 2014 - 25 August 2016

Principal medical and legal officer of the hospital, looking after overall working of the hospital.

Advisor and decision maker for planning, development and budget monitoring of the hospital.

Interaction and assigning duties to immediate subordinate officers.

Major Projects/Accomplishments:

Raised bed strength to 50 beds from 16 and fulfilled criteria for mid-sized health care facilities.

Got hospital empaneled with more than 50 private and government insurance companies.

Got hospital approved for starting Radiology unit with ultrasound and mobile digital x-ray.

Recorded highest number of in-patient admission and OPD in a year.

Started project to get hospital accredited with National Board for Accreditation of Hospitals (NABH).

Started paramedical institute for non-clinical courses, dental unit with two chairs, and added three ambulances.

Enhanced business to INR 2.5 crores in the financial year 2014-15 from INR 28 lacs in the year 2012-13

VICE CHAIRMAN – ANSARI HOSPITAL, NEW DELHI, INDIA.

16 August 2012 - 13 June 2014

Subordinate to the director of the hospital to provide support in carrying out responsibilities and manage the day-to-day administration of the hospital.

Monitor progress of the objectives, policies, and strategies set by the director and of other decisions taken by or on his behalf.

Ensure that the director receive accurate, timely and clear information, in particular about the hospital performance

Planning and implementing new policies and procedures to enable effective performance and standards of the hospital services.

Major Projects/Accomplishments:

Raised bed strength from 16 to 40.

Got hospital empaneled with more than 20 private and government insurance companies.

Started ICU unit with six beds and new modular Operation room (OR).

Started Emergency (ER) unit.

MEDICAL ADMINISTRATOR - ANSARI HOSPITAL, NEW DELHI, INDIA.

October 2008 - May 2010

Administrative and medical principal officer of the hospital.

Major Projects/Accomplishments:

Conducted many free vaccination, diagnosis, treatment and prevention campaigns.

Raised funds for the free campaigns by liaising with pharmaceutical companies, other hospitals, and local community agencies.

JUNIOR RESIDENT DOCTOR - DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SURGERY, DR. RAM MANOHAR LOHIA HOSPITAL, NEW DELHI, INDIA.

November 2008 - August 2009

Skills developed /Responsibilities:

Worked as junior resident surgeon reporting to senior resident surgeons and consulting surgeons, and assisted them in elective and emergency surgeries.

General outpatient and inpatient examination, diagnosis, referral and treatment.

Maintaining appropriate documents and management charts in addition to daily rounds of admitted patients.

OTHER POSITIONS HELD AND PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

FOUNDER ACAMAS EDUCATIONAL AND HEALTH CARE TRUST

January 2016 – Present

Founded Not-For-Profit charitable trust (registered with Government of India) with a vision to provide “Education and Health Care to weaker sections of the society at minimal cost”.

Major Projects/Accomplishments:

Started “ACAMAS INSTITUTE” to provide various paramedical and nursing courses.

Got affiliated with “Skill Development: Government of India” to provide various skill development courses through an initiative started by the Indian government to generate skilled work-force in various fields.

FOUNDER/DIRECTOR- ACAMAS SUPER SPECIALITY PVT. LTD.

August 2013 - Present

Founded for Profit Company with the vision of providing services in health and education at an affordable cost.

Principal epidemiologist/health promotion officer, manager and board member of the company.

Major Projects/Accomplishments:

Acquired and established 11 different health care delivery centers including Radiology, IVF, polyclinics, Dental, and Pathology labs since the inception of the company.

PUBLICATIONS

AHMAD S. 2010, Sex Education in India. Why deny it when we know we need it? [Internet] 1st ed. MUNICH: GRIN; 2016 [cited 22 July 2016]. Available from: http://www.grin.com/en/e-book/323700/sex-education-in-india-why-deny-it-when-we-know-we-need-it

AHMAD S. 2012, Does smoking increase the risk of lumbar disc prolapse in individuals aged from 20 to 40 years? [Internet]. 1st ed. MUNICH: GRIN; 2016 [cited 23 May 2016]. Available from: http://www.grin.com/en/e-book/321593/does-smoking-increase-the-risk-of-lumbar-disc-prolapse-in-individuals-aged

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Clinical features and predisposing factors for COVID-19. Research ongoing.

Completed 6 months (equivalent to 1 year) research project as per the course requirement for Master of Public Health. It required designing and presenting a study protocol and submitting the report for the hypothesis, “Does smoking increase risk of disc prolapse in individuals aged 20 to 40 years – Case-Control study”.

Designed and presented a ‘research protocol design’ for the topic, “The effectiveness of an anti-tobacco education program in school-going boys aged

10 to12 years in Bangladesh - Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial”, as a part of the assessment for the subject “Study design in Epidemiology” during the course, Master of Public Health.

Designed, presented and submitted report on research protocol design for the hypothesis, “Does transdermal nicotine replacement therapy plus cognitive behavioural therapy reduce the prevalence of smoking among mentally-ill patients 12 months after acute psychiatric hospitalisation - Cluster randomized double-blinded controlled trial”, as a part of the assessment for the subject “Epidemiology in Practice” during the course, Master of Public Health.

Conducted and presented a critical appraisal of “Periodontal disease as a risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of case-control studies”, as a part of the assessment for the subject “Epidemiology in Practice” during the course, Master of Public Health.

Assisted multiple drug trials while working as a clinician. It required the generation of patient diagnosis and management record data using Microsoft Excel and submission of the same to the concerned authorities.

VOLUNTEERING EXPERIENCE

Since the inception of ACAMAS SUPER SPECIALITY PVT. LTD, the company raised more than 200 clinical awareness and checkup camps at different locations in New Delhi, India fulfilling the vision of the company.

Volunteered with The ALSO Foundation, Victoria, Australia at the Midsumma Festival January 2012, creating awareness about safe sex practices among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer communities.

Volunteered as an emergency medical doctor at annual free wedding festival for the underprivileged, in 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014 and 2015 at New Delhi, India.

Volunteered with Sur Nirman educational and cultural society, an NGO, in organizing a health camp and providing free health checkup to schoolchildren and pregnant females in urban areas of New Delhi, India.

Volunteered in a program “Creating awareness and providing relief to the needy aged”, organized by Help Age India, a registered secular social service society.

COMPUTER PROFICIENCY

Excellent working knowledge of computers with Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.

Extensive knowledge and working experience with Microsoft Office (word, excel, outlook and power point).

Excellent knowledge and working experience with reference managing software, Endnote and different hospital management software.

Extensive knowledge and working experience with statistical analysis software STATA and SPSS, and systematic review and meta-analysis software Review Manager.

Excellent knowledge and working experience with HESN (Health electronic surveillance network) web-based program for performing HAIs (Hospital Acquired Infections) surveillance.

KEY STRENGTHS

Exceptional Problem-Solving Abilities - I have been known for my problem solving, negotiating and decision-making abilities. I enjoy working in a challenging environment, and welcome opportunities for new roles and responsibilities. I am flexible, motivated and enjoy working as part of a team or independently upon my own initiative.

Excellent Communication Skills: Verbal and Written - I have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, which enable effective team management, leadership and mentoring of my peers.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS

A highly passionate sportsperson for both indoor and outdoor games.

Certified yoga and MBCT meditation practitioner.

Represented, The University of Melbourne in cricket competitions.

Represented undergraduate University in multiple cricket competitions as a captain.

Represented state level under the age 14 and 16 cricket teams as a captain.

Ex-playing member in Delhi Medical Association cricket tournaments.

Represented school for multiple volleyball and yoga competitions.

Love technology, computers, and cooking.

REFERENCES

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