Infection Prevention & Control Nurse Lead – Melbourne Quarantine Hotels

IMMEDIATE need for a suitably qualified and experienced Infection Prevention & Control Registered Nurse. Working Monday to Friday, fixed term contract to end January 2022 with view to extend. 
  
HCA is contracted with the Victorian Government as the Primary Healthcare Provider for Melbourne Quarantine Hotels.

This is a great opportunity to make your mark within a very high-profile project in Victoria!

Reporting directly to the Quality and IPC Manager, the successful incumbent will work closely with internal and external Infection Control staff to ensure safe and effective IPC delivery across all program and staff areas according to IPC Framework.

The IPC Lead will be working collaboratively with Operations and Health Team Managers, as well as Medical and Nursing Teams & stakeholders to ensure identified issues are escalated and remedied.

Key Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Ensure adherence to effective infection prevention and control guidelines and best practice
  • Reinforce COVID best practices re washing hands (hand hygiene practices), wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), social distancing, contact with residents and colleagues
  • Re-iterate the clear focus of infection control measures undertaken by all staff within sites remains stringent and identify and remediate issues/risks/concerns
  • Ensure compliance in the routine swabbing of residents for COVID-19 as per the required regime
  • Assist/model/participate in the swabbing of residents for COVID-19 if required
  • Conduct audits to measure effectiveness of IPC practices and report
  • Follow up on any action items from audits and implement education to improve practices including the preparation and provision of educational materials and process maps
  • Actively identify, develop and implement business process improvements and efficiencies within IPC
  • Maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders inclusive of CQV IPC staff, Clinical
    Governance and pathology laboratories
  •  Ensure communication is open, understanding and empathic with residents.

Qualifications and Experience:

● ACIPC foundations of Infection Control
● Current AHPRA registration
● COVID-19 swab accreditation/compliance
● Exceptional organisational and interpersonal skills

● Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and other software applications
● Superior communication skills, written and verbal
● Initiative, flexibility and strong attention to detail
● Experience in a clinical environment related to IPC
● Experience in the hotel quarantine environment advantageous.
● Experience in the hotel quarantine environment advantageous.

About HCA:

Healthcare Australia (HCA) is Australia’s largest specialist healthcare recruitment and staffing provider. We are a large and diverse healthcare business with a strong presence in the staffing of nursing, community and allied sectors in all States of Australia.
HCA is proudly supporting and contracted  as the Primary Healthcare Provider for  Quarantine Hotels, and the Covid-19 Vaccination Program.

BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH HCA

  • We are a people-centric business with our core values driving everything we do
  • Work with a truly high-quality product
  • Close, friendly and supportive team environment
  • Ongoing training and support

This is an opportunity to make your mark within a friendly, supportive and highly regarded organisation. Please send your current CV and cover letter outlining your experience to [email protected]
  
At HCA we are committed to embracing diversity and committed to providing a safe working environment.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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