ACT Health | Infection Prevention & Control Officer FT Temporary

Registered Nurse Level 3.1/Health Professional Level 4 $108,237 – $120,436, Canberra (PN: 23873) 

Application closing date 23rd April 2021

ACT Health is seeking to improve our capabilities in Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), specifically for COVID-19. We are looking for a qualified IPC practitioner with demonstrated experience in delivering high level IPC advice across a range of settings.

If successful, you will be responsible for providing expert advice to support all aspects of the public health response to COVID-19. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, you will assist with the development of plans for outbreaks and support quarantine arrangements, particularly the ACT’s hotel quarantine program.

In the event of COVID-19 outbreaks in the ACT, you will play a critical role in assessing IPC at high-risk sites and supporting the outbreak management team to respond to outbreaks.

You will be expected to attend sites experiencing outbreaks to support responders with high-level IPC advice to assist with managing the outbreak. You can also expect to provide on-site assessment of quarantine locations, including the hotel quarantine program. Note, staff working in the hotel quarantine program will be required to participate in syndromic surveillance, regular testing for COVID-19, and other measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 entering the community.

The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are highly encouraged to apply.

Eligibility/Other Requirements

A current driver’s licence is required. The successful application will need to undergo a pre-employment National Police Check. Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to – https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804.

Note: This is a temporary position available immediately for 12 months. This position will be filled at either a Health Professional Level 4 or a Registered Nurse Level 3.1 depending on qualifications. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. This position may be required to work after hours, weekends and on-call. 

How to Apply: For further information, please visit www.jobs.act.gov.au | Apply Now

Contact Officer: Toby Keene (02) 5124 6252 toby.keene@act.gov.au