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Infection Prevention & Control Manager

Job Type: PERMANENT
Emp Type: FULL_TIME
Expertise: Not Specified
Salary Type: ANNUAL
Salary: AUD $0.00
Location: Launceston
Job Published: 2024-07-22
Job ID: 32195
Contact Name: Javiera Ski
Contact Number: 61412203791
Contact Email: mor@morhealthcare.com.au
Job Description

MOR. Healthcare is seeking a Infection Prevention and Control Manager for a hospital in Tasmania.

Role: Infection Prevention and Control Manager

Location: Tasmania, Australia

Salary:  $105,000 – $109,000

About the role
The Infection Prevention and Control Manager is a senior leadership role and is responsible for the coordination and management of infection prevention and
control practices including:

  • Ensuring all services provided meet best practice standards, to prevent the spread of infection thereby ensuring that the risk for patients and staff
    acquiring infection is minimised;
  • Providing expert knowledge and advice regarding the prevention and management of diseases/ complications caused by microorganisms;
  • Providing clinical education, information and orientation regarding infection control to all clinical staff, other hospital staff and patients as required and in
    partnership with education team;
  • Maximise patient, staff and visitor safety through effective clinical governance and review, risk management, quality improvement and infection prevention
    and control systems using contemporary evidence based practices;
  • Providing leadership to promote clinical and operational strategies in line with the local services plan and the Infection Prevention & Control Management
    Plan;
  • Promoting an effective working relationship between the Infection Prevention & Control Unit, Clinicians and the Executive team
    Being responsible for auditing and monitoring infection control and hand hygiene data, interpreting results and reporting these results and corrective
    actions to Executive and other areas as required; and
  • Completing monthly surveillance utilising the HICMR tools and guidelines and reporting this to Clinical Governance. Surveillance is to be completed in
    surgical site infections, CAUTIs, MROs and other significant infections.
  • Supporting the Executive with COVID-19 management and decision making through providing information updates and communication to staff.
  • Work with Front Line Managers and the Executive to meet the recommendations outlined in HICMR reports.

About you

  • Registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse/ Midwife
  • Post graduate qualification relevant to Infection Prevention & Control
  • Current Immunisation/Vaccination Certificate or working towards
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels
  • Considerable recent experience in infection control practice within an acute care setting
  • Strong analytical skills, the ability to challenge status quo and show initiative
  • Proven ability to prioritise and manage time effectively
  • An understanding of epidemiology of hospital acquired infections

If this sounds like you and you wish to apply, please contact Javiera 0412 203 791 or email mor@morhealthcare.com.au

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