Overview

Mercy Health

Brief Description

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to join our team as an Infection Control Coordinator. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development, implementation, education, and evaluation of effective infection control standards within our hospital.

The Infection Control Coordinator at Mercy Health is responsible for the infection prevention for the hospital

 

  • Mercy Health Albury, facility wide position
  • Permanent part time position, working 16hrs per fortnight (0.21FTE)
  • Responsible for infection control standards across the hospital
  • Form an integral part of a multidisciplinary team whilst practising within the core values of Mercy Health

 

ABOUT THE ROLE:

The Infection Control Coordinator role is responsible for the development, implementation, education and evaluation of effective Infection Control standards. 

The role is required to act as a role model providing leadership and clinical practice.

You will be required to support staff in all areas of infection control, and be an advocate for infection control standards and PPE requirements.

This role will require you to be a leader in the infection control space, and advise staff in this space as applicable.

You will be required to remain current in infection control standards and be abreast of Mercy Health Albury and NSW Health policies and procedures.

 

ABOUT YOU:

  • Current unrestricted registration with APHRA as a Registered Nurse
  • Postgraduate qualification in Infection Control, or working towards
  • Previous experience working in an infection control role would be desirable
  • Sound skills in high level communication and interpersonal skills
  • Accredited Nurse Immuniser Certificate would be desirable

 

ABOUT US:

Mercy Health Albury is a publicly funded 30-bed a subacute hospital in southern New South Wales offering a range of services including aged care assessment, day therapy programs, allied health, transitional aged care, geriatric evaluation management and palliative care.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women’s health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.

 

WHAT WE OFFER:

Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ At Mercy Health, we pride ourselves on our values-based culture, and offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include: 

 

  • Access to our employee assistance program, salary packaging and fitness passport
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Career progression and development opportunities
  • A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services
  • A friendly, supportive and collaborative workplace environment

We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self @ Mercy Health – our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies.

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check. Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation.

If you are passionate about infection control and want to make a difference in healthcare, we encourage you to apply for this rewarding opportunity. Join us in our mission to promote a safe and healthy environment for our patients and staff.  If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.