Position Details


Reference Number 172582
Position Title Clinical Nurse Consultant, Infection Prevention Service
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Program Chief Medical Officer
Location University Hospital Geelong
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 38
Position Summary
  • Enhance your career by thriving in an innovative and progressive Infection Prevention Service.
  • Help lead and drive infection prevention practice in one of the largest regional health services in Australia
  • Permanet Part time 38 hours per fortnight have a dream career and dream lifestyle!

About the facility

The Infection Prevention Service (IPS) provides Barwon Health with a comprehensive Infection Prevention Program. Qualified Clinical Nurse Consultants are based at Geelong Hospital, McKellar Centre and Community and Mental Health. The primary role of Infection Prevention is to prevent patients from acquiring preventable healthcare associated infections and effectively manage infections when they occur by using evidence based strategies. The Infection Prevention staff research, develop and update guidelines in line with best practice. 

About the role

As the Clinical Nurse Consultant you will be part of a dynamic team of Infection Prevention Nurses responsible to provide Barwon Health with clinical leadership and strategic planning on all aspects of healthcare associated infections. You will be help contribute to all the core activities of clinical practice auditing, education, infection surveillance, risk assessment, outbreak management, education and research.

Duties of your role include, but is not limited to:

  • Promote and maintain the principles which underpin best and evidenced based practice in relation to Infection Control.
  • Standardise infection control practices across the organisation.
  • Influence Barwon Health managers to incorporate the principles of standard precautions into their daily work practice.

About the culture

You will work within an innovative and passionate team with diverse and extensive knowledge and experience. We constantly strive to improve and provide as risk a free environment for our patients and wider community

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
  • Relocation and sponsorship support options
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast

About the Geelong Region, AUSTRALIA

Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. Victoria’s second largest city after Melbourne! Derived from the local Wathaurong Aboriginal name for the region Jillong, Geelong is thought to mean ‘land’ or ‘cliffs’.

Enjoy a range of lifestyle choices including inner city, coastal, suburban and rural homes at affordable prices.

High standard of schooling options throughout the area

A stone throw from the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road

Appreciate beautiful parks, rivers, walks and wineries

To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website. 

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, Please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

We Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

This role must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health Immunisation Policy.

Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Desirable: APHRA Registration
Desirable: Experience of working within the infection prevention specialization
Desirable: Experience of working within an acute healthcare infection prevention service
Essential: I agree to meet Barwon Health’s immunisation requirements (including full COVID vaccination) as set out in Barwon Health’s Staff Immunisation Policy as amended from time to time. I acknowledge that meeting this ongoing requirement is mandatory and a condition of any employment subsequently offered.
Contact Person Paul Simpson 
Contact Person Job Title Infection Prevention Manager 
Contact Number 4215 2320 
Alternate Contact Person Alison McKenzie 
Alternate Contact Number 4215 2325 
Closing Date 31/12/2021
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.