Clinical Nurse Consultant, Infection Control Coordinator

Melbourne, Australia
02 Apr 2020
End of advertisement period
16 Apr 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Full-time Fixed Term 6-12 Months position
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Chief Operating Officer
Department/School: Business Services
Salary: Attractive salary package negotiable. Total package circa $150,000 p.a. (or pro rata where applicable. Inclusive of Superannuation & allowances). Employer Superannuation Contribution of up to 17% (negotiable).


The Infection Control Coordinator is a newly developed role to support the current environment of COVID-19.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Health & Safety and working within a self-directed framework, the Infection Control Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the provision of high-quality infectious disease control. This will include prevention, management and supporting the containment of potentially infected students within the University’s accommodation providers and affiliates.

The Infection Control Coordinator is responsible for implementation and delivery of ‘Infectious Disease Control’ protocols within accommodation, including regional housing.

The key element of this role is ensuring a high level of care is provided to our on-site students, which will include putting best practice measures in place to prevent infection and developing frameworks for when infection occurs. This role will also carry out protocols and ensure there is oversight of isolated students that may deteriorate in health, requiring immediate medical intervention.

About you

You will possess:

  • Current AHPRA Registration as a Division 1 Registered Nurse with specialty qualifications in infection control or public health
  • Clinical experience in the management of nursing staff and the development of protocols and procedures for the management of infectious diseases
  • High-level organisational skills and the demonstrated ability to respond to changing priorities, including leadership skills and the capacity to initiate, embrace and foster change.
  • Ability to educate, train and foster best practice amongst lay staff /non-medical staff around infectious disease management
  • Knowledge of relevant statutes, legislation, regulations and compliance requirements in the management of infectious diseases.

Desirable but not essential:

  • Experience in the provision of services in a clinical population (preferably focused on a young adult population)
  • Sound knowledge of Environmental Health and Safety principles in the workplace.

About Us

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) Portfolio is responsible for the University’s budget and financial performance, and the management of its property and capital. It also delivers efficient and effective shared services in support of all aspects of the University’s business.

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.

*PLEASE NOTE: the application close date is 16 April 2020. However, due to current circumstances, the University reserves the right to appoint a suitable candidate prior to the close date expiry. Potential applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Position Description


Applications close*: 16 Apr 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time