Infection Prevention & Control Coordinator

Infection Prevention & Control Coordinator
Location: IRT Illawarra Sites
Classification: Part Time 4 days per week 
Applications close: Sunday, 28 August 2022

 

 

We have an exciting career opportunity for an experienced Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator to provide clinical expertise and mentoring across the Illawarra. This role will report to the Senior Clinical Manager and will lead the infection prevention and control activities for a team of dedicated Aged Care Employees. 

 

Perks:

 

  • Competitive Pay
  • Generous Salary packaging benefits, up to $15,900 tax free allowance.
  • Access to accredited training courses via our very own IRT Academy
  • Multiple career pathways
  • Birthday Leave – relax and take a day off on us!
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Employee Assistance Program and Staff Wellness programs
  • Uniforms are provided
  • Flexible Working Arrangements

 

About the Role:

 

  • Conduct regular reviews of current practice and develop recommendations for improvement
  • Assess, promote and contribute to the development of the Infection Prevention and Control Policy, Procedures and Outbreak Management Plans
  • Participate in compliance audits and report on findings
  • Contribute to the Infection Prevention and Control training programs
  • Provide expert knowledge and guidance on Infection Prevention and Control, and the identification and management of diseases/complications in our Aged Care Centres
  • Manage and respond to infection and infection related matters
  • Work with the Clinical Nurse Educator to promote uptake and high standards of education, competency and orientation regarding infection control to all employees 
  • Extend Infection Prevention and Control information and education to our residents and their families
  • Assist in the coordination of vaccination programs for our residents and employees 
  • Coordinate outbreaks including meetings, internal and external line listing and post outbreak debriefs 

 

 To be successful you will have:

 

  • Registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse, preferably with substantial post basic experience in Nursing 
  • Completed ICC training COVID-19 infection control online training modules, specifically: 
  • Infection Control Training – COVID 19 
  • Immunisation certificate 
  • All aged care modules 
  • Completed, or be enrolled in, a suitable IPC training course for completion as mandated
  • A sound understanding of the principles of infection prevention & control and outbreak management 
  • The ability to interpret Infection Control and Waste Management Standards and develop/implement related policies and procedures 
  • Sound problem solving, analytical, attention to detail and negotiation skills 
  • High level written (including report writing) and verbal communication, presentation and interpersonal skills

 

 

To view a full position description please CLICK HERE

 

Contact: Rebecca Perry 
Email: rperry@irt.org.au 

 

Or APPLY HERE

 

 

All successful candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment checks including reference checks, pre-employment functional assessment, confirmation of flu vaccination, confirmation of up to date COVID-19 vaccination, NDIS check and a National Criminal History Check.