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Infection Prevention And Control Clinical Nurse Consultant


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  • Full time position - permanent contract
  • Salary Packaging - up to $9,010 per year
  • Darlinghurst location

The Opportunity

We currently have a full time opportunity available for a for a Infection Prevention and Control Clinical Nurse Consultant to provide effective leadership and coordination of infection prevention and control practices to ensure compliance with legislative and accreditation standards and best practice guidelines.

Your responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • To ensure all patient care delivered is done so within the scope of practice
  • To promote good patient care and outcomes
  • Liaise with nursing staff and medical officers to ensure optimal care delivery with any infection control protocols
  • Clinically manage oneself and others, to create a transformational leadership environment.
  • Resource for infection control care guidelines and policy
  • Audits to compliance with Standard 3 of National Accreditation Standards
  • Coordinates Hand Hygiene Audit cycle and reporting
  • Coordinates infection control scorecards for key committees and supports governance framework
  • Updates policies and plans as required
  • Participate in internal audits related to infection control
  • Assists with Staff health queries and immunization status
  • Oversees education program for staff

About you

To be successful, you must possess the following:

  • Bachelor of Nursing and Tertiary qualification in Infection Control Management
  • Minimum 5 years clinical experience in specialty area
  • Previous experience in senior clinical role
  • Qualified Immunization Certificate
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated time management and ability to prioritise
  • Demonstrated Computer skills and experience with patient management systems
  • Ability to write reports and collate data
  • Demonstrated Leadership skills

Essential requirements:

  • In accordance to guidelines set by NSW Health, all SVPHS employees are required to have up to date vaccinations before commencement. It is encouraged that you ensure your vaccinations are current ahead of time as you may be requested to provide documentation at interview stage.
  • Criminal record checks will be conducted and will form part of the selection criteria for this role.
  • This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information and how to apply, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/working-with-children/working-with-children-check.

The Benefits

  • As a not-for-profit organisation all staff receive salary packaging benefits through SmartSalary up to $9,010 per year. Salary packaging helps to lower your taxable income and increases your take-home pay, with increased benefits for full-time employee such as reduction to rent or mortgage payments, vehicle leasing and a meal entertainment card.

About us

  • Recognised as one of Australia's leading private hospitals, St Vincent's Private Hospital Sydney is a tertiary level acute medical and surgical facility with an excellent reputation for innovative and research led care. We are part of a large-scale health campus in Darlinghurst, being co-located with the public hospital - St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, St Vincent's Clinic and several interconnected research institutes - Garvan, Kinghorn and Victor Chang. Our 310-bed hospital has recently undergone a major redevelopment with $150M invested in brand new first-class modern facilities which are second to none.
  • We are part of St Vincent's Health Australia, the nation's largest Catholic not-for-profit health and aged care provider, and for over 105 years we have served our community through excellence in care, teaching and research. As an organisation it is our mission to reach out to and support the poor and the marginalised. Our values derive from the mission and traditions of the Sisters of Charity. Firmly grounded in the Christian tradition, these are translated into our values and are at the core of our workplace Culture.

To Apply

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For further information about the position, please contact Margaret Kenny, Director of Clinical Services on (02) 8382 7410.

Please submit all applications via the Apply button. We will not take into consideration applications via email.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, and the principles of cultural diversity. As part of SVHA's commitment to the federal government's employment parity initiative, we strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

Applications close on 1 April 2021