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Reference Number 20997
Position Title Infection Prevention & Control
Employment Type Ongoing Full Time
Service Allied Health & Clinical Support Services
Location Parkville
Salary $104,000.00
Hours Per Week 38
Position Summary

Infection Prevention and Control Clinical Nurse Consultant
Ongoing Position
38  Hours per week


The Royal Women’s Hospital is Australia’s first and largest specialist hospital dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of newborns and women of all ages. To join the Women’s is to be instrumental in forging progress towards health equity for women from ground-breaking research through to the bedside delivery of multi-disciplinary clinical care.

Creating exceptional experiences is at the heart of everything we do for our patients, their families, and our people across our specialised services within maternity, neonatal and women’s health.


The Infection Prevention and Control service is responsible for the prevention and monitoring of hospital acquired infections by education, surveillance and development of relevant policies and procedures.  The primary goals of the service are to:

  • Minimise patient morbidity resulting from hospital acquired infections.
  • Minimise the risks of hospital staff contracting or spreading infections.
  • Be a resource for all matters relating to neonatal and women’s infection control within the hospital and the broader community.


Your contribution  

The Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) will function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to provide the Infection Prevention and Control service within the framework of national guidelines and the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards for Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated Infections. The CNC plays a key role in identifying risks of hospital acquired infections and initiating interventions, including measurement of outcomes. They also contribute to reducing the risk of hospital acquired infections by undertaking and initiating surveillance and auditing activities.

Your duties will include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Participate in and conduct surveillance of health-care associated infections including those required to meet the hospital’s requirements under the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services surveillance program (currently co-ordinated by VICNISS) and the Statement of Priorities.
  • Participate in the staff immunisation program by maintenance of the staff health database, vaccine delivery and education, including the annual staff influenza vaccination program.
  • Participate in the investigation and management of staff and patient exposures to infectious disease.


About you

To be successful within this role you will need to have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in the systems and processes aligned with the functions of the Infection Prevention and Control service.
  • Demonstrated commitment to high quality health care, quality improvement and evidence based practice in health care service delivery.

Our offering

When you join the Women’s you unite with talented people who share your purpose and unwavering determination to advance health outcomes for all women. You will find a workplace that is collaborative, progressive and passionate about learning and working together in multi-disciplinary teams to ensure you find the exceptional in your everyday.

Our staff benefits program includes salary packaging, on-site car parking and childcare (subject to availability), alongside a range of discounted financial, lifestyle and wellbeing benefits provided by our staff benefit partners. To learn more, please visit:

We are proudly White Ribbon and Breastfeeding Association accredited. The Women’s is committed to gender equity principles and our people have an awareness of and sensitive approach to violence against women/family violence matters. 

The Women’s is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders, people with lived experience of disability and people who identify as LGBTI.

Ready to make the move?

For more information about the position, please see the Position Description attached and apply online by selecting “apply now” below.

All appointments to the Women’s are subject to a satisfactory clearance of Working with Children Check and Police Check.

Selection Criteria Essential: Are you an accredited Nurse Immuniser?
Essential: Do you have registration as a Division 1 Nurse or Midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency?
Essential: Are you a Gold standard hand hygiene auditor?
Essential: Do you have experience in pre- and post-test counselling (HIV, Hepatitis C)?
Essential: Do you have a minimum five years’ experience post registration?
Essential: Do you have a Post graduate qualification in Infection Prevention and Control?
Contact Person Deborah Rhodes
Contact Number (03) 8345 2791
Contact Email
Closing Date 01/07/2019
Position Description
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.