Profession healthcare inspector

Healthcare inspectors visit healthcare facilities to ensure proper care is given to all patients in accordance with legal requirements. They also inspect if equipment, processes and staff operate adequately to prevent the spreading of infections and diseases.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Realistic
  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Safe management of medicines

    The methods and principles required to handle, store and prescribe medication with the aim of improving the safety and quality of medication usage.

  • Health, safety and hygiene legislation

    The set of health, safety and hygiene standards and items of legislation applicable in a specific sector.

  • Medical terminology

    The meaning of medical terms and abbreviations, of medical prescriptions and various medical specialties and when to use it correctly.

  • Medical studies

    The basics and terminology of medical studies.

  • Health care legislation

    The patients` rights and responsibilities of health practitioners and the possible repercussions and prosecutions in relation to medical treatment negligence or malpractice.

  • Health care system

    The structure and function of health care services.

Skills

  • Educate employees on occupational hazards

    Provide information and advice to employees related to the possible occupational hazards, such as industrial solvents, radiation, noise and vibration.

  • Conduct workplace audits

    Conduct work site audits and inspections in order to ensure compliance with rules and regulations.

  • Communicate health and safety measures

    Ensure that current standards are understood and applied. Keep a record of injuries. Provide advice, instructions, etc.

  • Inspect staff

    Inspect staff to ensure correct practices and procedures.

  • Ensure safety of healthcare users

    Make sure that healthcare users are being treated professionally, effectively and safe from harm, adapting techniques and procedures according to the person's needs, abilities or the prevailing conditions.

  • Examine healthcare facility

    Ensure that healthcare institutions comply with legal regulations and quality of health care as well as services. Inspect the physical site and the legal paperwork such as certificates, permits and licenses.

  • Advise on risk management

    Provide advice on risk management policies and prevention strategies and their implementation, being aware of different kinds of risks to a specific organisation.

  • Ensure compliance with healthcare regulations

    Determine whether a healthcare institution is in compliance with legislation and regulations.

Optional knowledge and skills

participate in medical inventory control implement policy in healthcare practices ensure safety regulations in dealing with infectious diseases present reports provide improvement strategies identify policy breach manage infection control in the facility advise medical staff collect statistics on medical records conduct research interview identify hazards in the workplace draw up risk assessment advise policy makers in healthcare infection control