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Infection Prevention & Control Coordinator

SilverChain - Adelaide, SA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Position Summary
Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator
  • Be a strong IPC influence across our organisation
  • Role can be based in WA, SA, NSW or Victoria
  • Part time role – 4 days per week

Reporting to the Manger of IPC, the Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator will provide leadership and management support in relation to IPC across the organisation. It will implement and assist in the management of Silver Chain Groups’ IPC program and help create and sustain an environment which optimises the health and safety of our clients, employees, volunteers and others. It will also provide active support to the Manager, IPC, and contribute to the requirements of the IPC Committee, IPC link program and provide advice towards operational Management.

Role Responsibilities
  • Participate in the development, implementation and corrective actions as identified in the annual IPC Operational Plan and Risk Assessment.
  • Manage and report on employee/volunteer health management measures as outlined in the IPC program, and facilitate improvement measures that reduce risk of exposure to infectious pathogens and/or disease, reduce high risk behaviour(s), and poor compliance to IPC-related standards, policies, and related documents.
  • Provide co-ordination, support, mentorship and assistance to the Infection Prevention and Control Officer and the Infection Control Link Persons program.
  • Develop and present where applicable IPC reports to IPCC and designated operational management as required.
  • Collect, analyse, validate and report IPC-related data as per the SCG designated National Audit Schedule and other auditing undertaken as required.
  • Implement and monitor compliance measures and participate in requirements for national accreditation, licensing, and/or policy, regulatory or contractual requirements.
  • Lead or participate in performance improvement projects that address risks to clients and employee/volunteer, improve practice and compliance, seek to prevent and/or limit infections, communicable diseases and antimicrobial resistance.
  • Develop new, review/update, implement and monitor compliance to risk-based IPC policies, work instructions, and related forms, and seek appropriate endorsement as required.
  • Participate in self and others education and training by providing support, dissemination of IPC educational information and resources, development and delivery of educational programs and/or tools that relate to IPC principles, practices and precautions including IPC related training modules and coaching of the Officer, Infection Prevention and Control and designated Infection Prevention and Control Link Person staff.
  • Evaluate product and equipment suitability, and the required and reprocessing and storage requirements in line with relevant legislation and standards.
  • Assessment of plans for construction and/or renovation as required to address IPC-related risks in relation to applicable Business Units.
  • Provide active participation in assigned committees and other clinical service network group meetings requesting IPC involvement.

Under the Aged Care act 1997, successful candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory National Police Clearance prior to commencement.

To be a successful candidate for this role you will demonstrate
  • At least three to five-years of collective experience working in an acute and/or community-based IPC program.
  • Demonstrated understanding of IPC risks and implications in a large and geographically diverse organisation, health and aged community care.
  • Demonstrated experience in undertaking and participating effectively in a team and collaborating across multidisciplinary services.
  • Demonstrated negotiation and influencing skills to provide line managers, team leaders and other staff with support and advice regarding IPC standards and guidelines.
  • Proven experience in accreditation processes including preparation for, participation in and demonstrated successful outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and participate in improvement projects and collaborate effectively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and evaluate IPC education, training and competency-based interventional programs.
  • Well-developed communication (written, oral and listening) and interpersonal skills to develop effective relationships, consult and collaborate with key stakeholders, and provide effective expert advice and support.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation and calendar management software in preparation of correspondence and effective documentation and presentations.
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills to identify risks and make recommendations

  • Salary Sacrifice up to $15,889
  • Health Care benefits
  • Flexible working arrangements

How to apply

Interviews may commence prior to advertising end date

About Silver Chain
Silver Chain is a not-for-profit organisation delivering community health and aged care services across Australia. Silver Chain helps people of all ages to receive the care they need so they can continue to live independently at home.
We have a proud history of serving Australians for over 110 years in Western Australia and more than 120 years as RDNS in South Australia and is the largest provider of in-home health and aged care in Western Australia. Providing the most comprehensive range of health and wellbeing support, from basic care all the way to Hospital in the Home, Silver Chain currently delivers services in Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria
Silver Chain is one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit health and aged care providers. Over the past year, we have helped more than 100,000 clients confidently live in their homes or communities by providing more than two million hours of care. With a reputation for innovation and leadership that’s been built over 120 years, Silver Chain is set for an exciting future – and we’d like you to be a part of it.

At Silver Chain Group, we recognise the positive contribution that a diverse workforce makes to our organisation and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.

Selection Criteria
Essential: Do you have full working rights in Australia?
Desirable: Which Australia State are you in?
Essential: Have you provided a cover letter addressing the key criteria for this role?

Adelaide, SA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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