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April

Hospital Epidemiologist

Melbourne Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION


Hospital Epidemiologist



  • We are recruiting for a new position as Clinical Epidemiologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

  • Build capacity for enhanced data collection to manage surge demand and managing a major contact trace of staff and patients exposed to a transmissible pathogen such as COVID-19.


The Royal Melbourne Hospital



As one of the largest health services in Victoria, and a team of more than 10,000 strong, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist medical, surgical, and mental health services; as well as rehabilitation, aged care, outpatient and community programs. We are a designated state-wide provider for services including trauma, and we lead centres of excellence for tertiary services in several key specialties including neurosciences, nephrology, oncology, cardiology and virtual health.



Surrounded by a Parkville Precinct of brilliant thinkers, we collaborate to set new benchmarks in health excellence – benchmarks that impact across the globe. While the work we do takes us in inspiring new directions; caring for each other, our patients and consumers is as essential to who we are, as any scientific breakthrough we make. We put people first - leading with kindness and working together, we excel as one Royal Melbourne Hospital.



Your new team



  • Work closely with the Head of the Infection Prevention and Surveillance Service (IPSS) to define relevant data streams and informative outcomes to support objectives of continuous safety and quality improvement.

  • The position will report to the Head of the Infection Prevention and Surveillance Service and the Head of the Victorian Infectious Diseases Service.


Your success in this role, will be in your ability to



  • Lead core data collection, management, analysis and reporting to support infection prevention across RMH. Activities will include surveillance of healthcare associated infections, monitoring of key performance indicators (KPIs) and evaluation of interventions

  • Use your initiative to observe current practice and review data in order to pose questions that should be addressed

  • Assist in producing reports required by various stakeholders including subcommittees, the RMH board, VICNISS, Worksafe and the DHHS and support the administration of staff vaccination and training programs. They will also assist in writing and submitting journal manuscripts to present relevant analyses of relevant data.

  • Present your data and findings in a way that can be understood by all stakeholders with varying epidemiological understanding

  • Contribute to the teams to which you belong eg the Infection Prevention and Surveillance Service and the Victorian Infectious Diseases Service


Your Contribution



  • You are an experienced epidemiologist with expertise in health related fields who can lead a program to improve data collection, management and reporting to improve practice within The Royal Melbourne Hospital

  • Facilitate mapping of infection trends, identification of anomalies and sharpen focus on specific areas (wards, units). This objective requires collation, analysis and reporting of information that is fit for purpose to guide decision making about the need for and nature of targeted interventions to reduce infection spread.

  • Synthesise all available sources of clinical data and use them in real time to identify emerging risks and challenges in patient care, health workforce safety and service delivery.


Our Commitment to you



Here at The RMH we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community – Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.



We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.



This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare.



The RMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.



Interested?



For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.



All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.



Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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