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Infection Prevention And Control Clinical Nurse Consultant

MERCY HEALTH - Heidelberg, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin



An exciting opportunity for an Infection Prevention Clinical Nurse Consultant to join our team at Mercy Health. This key role reports to the Group Manager Infection Prevention, and will provide leadership and coordination of Infection Prevention practices to ensure compliance with best practice guidelines and National accreditation standards.

  • Permanent Full time position, part time may be considered
  • Working across 2 sites; Werribee Mercy Hospital and Mercy Hospital for Women
  • Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 5 position
  • Provide a resource for Infection Prevention guidelines and policy
  • Through strong relationships with key stakeholders promote high level patient care outcomes
  • Coordinate Standard 3 audits including hand hygiene and healthcare associated infections and report to stakeholders
  • Dedicated and focused on identifying risks for patient and staff
  • Willingness to join a team committed to clinical excellence and continuous Quality Improvement


  • Registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse Division 1
  • Bachelor of Nursing and Post Graduate Qualification in Infection Prevention (or working towards same)
  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Accredited Nurse Immuniser, Hand Hygiene Auditor and HIV and Hepatitis C pre-test counselor
  • Demonstrated expertise in Infection Prevention and Control
  • Knowledge of National standards and the Accreditation process.


Mercy Hospitals Victoria Ltd incorporates:

  • Mercy Hospital for Women, a major public hospital and specialist referral centre for obstetric, neonatal and gynaecological needs.
  • Werribee Mercy Hospital, a general hospital providing comprehensive care to the rapidly growing western suburbs of Melbourne. This hospital is currently undergoing significant expansion with a number of exciting capital projects already underway and in planning.
  • Mercy Mental Health provides adult mental health services across the south west Melbourne area
  • Mercy Palliative Care, a community-based palliative care service offering support in the North and West Metropolitan Region of Melbourne.
  • O’Connell Family Centre, one of three early parenting centres in Victoria 
  • Mercy Health Albury, a major provider of subacute (general) health services in the Albury–Wodonga and surrounding areas
  • Mercy Care Centre Young, a 26-bed health service providing a range of outpatient, community health and aged care services for the people of Young and surrounding regions

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.


Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ At Mercy Health, we pride ourselves on our values-based culture, and offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include: 

  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Camp Australia School Holiday Program
  • Career progression and development opportunities
  • A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services

We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self @ Mercy Health - our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies.

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Mercy Health is committed to the safety of all children and vulnerable people across our services. We recognise the importance of listening to the voice of children and vulnerable people and have a zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect. 

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check. Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation.

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.


  • Karen McKenna, Group Manager Infection Prevention and Control 
  • KMcKenna@mercy.com.au or 0466 851 347
  • Jonelle Mais, Recruitment Advisor
  • jmais@mercy.com.au or 03 8458 4313

To view the position description or submit your application please click the 'Apply Now' button.

Heidelberg, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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