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Infection Control Officer

Mater Health - South Townsville, QLD

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Job no: 493618
Work type: Permanent
Location: Townsville
Categories: Clinical nursing

About the role

Mater Private Hospital Townsville is currently seeking a clinical professional who is passionate about infection control to join their team on a permanent full time basis.

This role aims to reduce the risk of patients acquiring preventable healthcare-associated infections. With effective infection prevention and control practices this can minimise the risk of infection transmission between patients, healthcare workers and others in the healthcare environment; they are an essential component of safe, quality health care.

What you’ll be doing

As the Infection Control Officer you will share your clinical expertise, direct support and education to staff, with a clear focus on infection control including patient experience, staff safety and quality of our services. This role will act as a resource for advanced clinical knowledge and evidence-based practices to promote the continued development of our clinical services and be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of infection control programs.

About you

To be successful in this role you will possess:

  • Relevant qualifications and Registration with AHPRA
  • Completion or ability to complete Hand Hygiene Australia Gold Standard Auditor training workshop.
  • A clinical background in a hospital setting.
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge of relevant health legislation.
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge of the quality cycle in the healthcare setting.
  • Sound working knowledge of accreditation processes and requirements.
  • Postgraduate qualifications in Infection Prevention and Control or equivalent and/or previous experience in a comparable position would be desirable.

Why join us?

In return for your skills, compassion, integrity and enthusiastic commitment, you will have the opportunity to work for an Australian leader in the field of Health, Education and Research. Working together as part of a larger team, you will help support Mater to improve the health of the community, empowering people to live better lives through improved health and wellbeing.

In addition to being part of a workplace that offers compassionate care in the Spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, you will have opportunities to increase your take home pay with our salary packaging options, support towards ongoing professional development, access to fitness passport, and many other benefits not offered in other workplaces.

To be eligible for employment in this role you must be one of the following:

  • An Australian Citizen
  • A permanent resident of Australia
  • A New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport
  • A citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia

For more information, please contact Nicholas Doherty, People & Culture Team, on 07 4727 4597.

Closing date for applications is Thursday, 18th February 2021.

Please note we will be reviewing and contacting applicants prior to closing date so please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible.

Advertised: 28 Jan 2021 E. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: 18 Feb 2021 E. Australia Standard Time

South Townsville, QLD

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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