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Infection Control Coordinator

Hobart Private Hospital - Hobart, TAS

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Infection Control Coordinator - Join our Community of Care

Work in Tasmania’s leading private hospitals. Hobart Private Hospital and St Helens Private Hospital have been providing the highest quality of care to the local community for over 20 years. We offer state of the art equipment in a world class facility and diverse and friendly teams. What’s more, with the highest pay rate in all of Tasmania, flexible working arrangements and support for continued education, you’ll be sure to further your career.

Located in the heart of Hobart CBD, you’ll be living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world that not only lets you thrive professionally, but also personally. Hobart Private is a stone’s throw from everything you need and more. So if you’re wanting all the perks of an inner-city lifestyle without hefty living expenses and the hustle and bustle of the mainland, a move to Hobart could be what you’ve been waiting for.

Hobart Private Hospital and St Helens Private Hospital are seeking a part-time Infection Control Coordinator with excellent interpersonal skills and professional competence in infection prevention and control to join our team.

Hobart Private Hospital is a fully accredited facility with 146 beds co-located with the Royal Hobart Hospital in the heart of the city. Hobart Private Hospital provides Emergency Services, Angiography and Cardiac Services, Maternity, Medical, Surgical, Day Surgery and Endoscopy.

St Helens Private Hospital is a fully accredited mental health facility with 42 beds providing multidisciplinary services for adult mental health as well as mother and baby services. Electroconvulsive therapy and Trans magnetic stimulation are also provided on site.

As an Infection Control Coordinator your responsibilities will include:

Coordinating and managing the implementation of current Infection Prevention and Control Standards
Monitoring and evaluation of Infection Prevention and Control procedures, practices and standards
Working with the Executive, VMO, managers and members of multidisciplinary teams
Participating in relevant committees, and the National Healthscope Infection Control Cluster
Collecting, collating and analysing identified statistical data and trends
Complying with relevant legislative requirements.
Compliance with key performance indicators (KPIs), Infection prevention and Control ACHS clinical indicators.
Policy review and development, staff education and adverse incident reporting and investigations.
Manage the Anti-Microbial Stewardship and Hand Hygiene programs including training of staff and reporting of data

Essential Criteria:
Current Registration with AHPRA
Minimum 5 years Post Graduate Experience
Working with Children check
Certificate or Diploma Infection Prevention and Control (or evidence of currently working towards achievement)
Compliance with ACQSHC National standards
Good clinical decision making and problem solving skills
Ability to work well independently and collegially with department managers
Proficient computer skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work autonomously and within multi-disciplinary teams
Ability to write reports and collate and analyze statistical information
Ability to assess and implement change as identified
Ability to work collegially with the Departmental Managers
Professional development in Infection Prevention and Control
Immunization certificate or working towards
Gold Standard Auditor for NHHI

Why Healthscope?

When you join Healthscope, you become part of our Community of Care.

Our people are at the heart of our organisation - no matter the role, every day our people make a difference to the lives of our patients and their families. We work together to create positive, memorable experiences, alongside our quality care, in every moment of every day.

As the only national private hospital operator and healthcare provider in Australia, our 42 sites are supported by our central Support Office, enabling them to provide an exceptional experience for the communities we care for. Healthscope opens the door to endless opportunities for our people, giving them the flexibility to work across one or multiple hospitals across our network.

We encourage the pursuit of continuous professional development and education and support our people to grow and flourish securely.

We pride ourselves on working with talented, passionate and caring people to ensure our patients receive the highest quality care and experience during their stay with us.

While our hospital network is vast, Healthscope is a family. We support each other, we share learnings, celebrate successes and face challenges together.

Come and be the difference in our patient’s lives.

Applications close: 2nd July 2021

For further enquiries and to apply: Dimity White, Director of Nursing - telephone 03 62 143381 or via email Dimity.White@healthscope.com.au

Hobart, TAS

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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