Infection Control Coordinator

Melbourne, Australia
Nov 11, 2020
End of advertisement period
Nov 26, 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Chief Operating Officer
Department/School: Business Services
Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Full time - 17% super
Salary: Attractive salary package negotiable
Working Hours: Full Time or Part Time above 0.7FTE
Basis of Employment: Fixed Term 6 Months


The Infection Control Coordinator reports to the Lead of the University’s Public Health Network in Business Services and was created to support the current environment of COVID-19.

The Infection Control Coordinator is responsible for advising, implementing, supporting, guiding and providing reassurance to the University community on COVID-19 infection control matters, as well as ensuring the provision of high-quality infectious disease control. This will include prevention, management and supporting the containment of potentially infected staff and students within the University’s accommodation providers, affiliates and the wider university including facilities, schools, and associations.

About you

You will possess;

  • Tertiary qualifications in nursing, infection control and/or public health are required for this position.
  • Strong knowledge of infection control, infectious diseases and disease control, epidemiology, biostatistics, and an understanding of health promotion.
  • Clear understanding of the complexities and nuances in providing nursing and/or public health support to a student cohort, including the management of infectious disease control matters.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of protocols and procedures for the management of infectious diseases across a large organisation.
  • Extensive experience leading the development, implementation and evaluation of infection control, health promotion, or public health programs and services.
  • Knowledge of relevant statutes, legislation, regulations and compliance requirements in the management of infectious diseases.
  • Ability to educate, train and foster best practice amongst lay staff/non-medical staff/students around infectious disease management and/or public health matters.

About Us

Chief Operating Operator Portfolio

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) Portfolio enables quality outcomes for students, staff and partners by delivering University-wide services and operational support to meet the organisation's evolving needs and strategic goals. The portfolio also works in partnership with teams across the University to drive innovation, transformation and improved performance, within and across functions. It is responsible for the University's budget and financial performance, and the management of its property and capital.

Employee Benefits

We offer a number of employee benefits to maximise your work life at University of Melbourne (UOM). Some of the benefits on offer are a salary packaging scheme, flexible family friendly policies - providing generous leave and working conditions. An opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment with substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at UOM

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How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria* found in the Position Description for the role.

*For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria/competencies, please go to

Position Description:

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Applications close: 26 Nov 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time