National Infection Prevention & Control Clinical Nurse Consultant – Opal Aged Care Sydney

Reporting to the Director of Clinical Services and based at our Sydney CBD Office, we are seeking an experienced Infection Prevention & Control Clinical Nurse Consultant to join our Clinical Team. The key purpose of the position is to provide clinical expertise and consultancy through advanced clinical leadership relevant to the speciality of Infection Prevention and Control.

The Clinical Nurse Consultant provides direct and indirect care as required; working in collaboration with Opal Homes’ leadership at a local level (Care Managers, Nurse Educators) and nationally with the Clinical Services and Quality Team to support teams in the provision of safe quality healthcare through exemplary clinical nursing standards of practice for the specialty of Infection Prevention & Control.

The position is responsible for planning and delivering an effective infection prevention and control service through the implementation of a system-wide approach within a culture of improving performance, consistent with the Opal’s values and goals. The Infection Prevention & Control Clinical Nurse Consultant will provide leadership and be responsible for the management of infection prevention and management services across Opal’s Homes.

To be successful in this role, you will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Tertiary qualification in nursing with current registration with AHPRA.
  • Post graduate qualifications in Infection Prevention and Management, or gerontology, clinical management, or relevant clinical areas.
  • At least 5 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse in similar senior clinical nurse leadership role in Health or Aged Care
  • Extensive experience in infection prevention & control in acute, sub-acute and/aged care sector
  • Experience in evaluating workplace practices against accreditation standards, quality systems, and organisational policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities with the ability to maximise productive working relationships and effective change.
  • A true passion for care, continuous quality improvement and the aged care industry. 

This position is being offered on a permanent part time basis, 38 hours a fortnight based on a rotating cycle (Week 1: Three days, Week 2: Two days). There is some flexibility on the preferred work days.

An ability to travel on a regular basis and at short notice is a requirement of this position.

The successful candidate will be required to have a flu vaccination in accordance with government directions before they commence employment in our homes.
All applicants must be willing to obtain a police clearance certificate via Opal’s police check system and undergo pre-employment medical. You may also be required to attend a drug screen and complete psychometric testing.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our clinical services & quality team and to make a key contribution to the care of our residents and the overall success of Opal Aged Care.

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Group Manager – Infection Prevention Control – Epworth Healthcare 

One of Melbourne’s leading private hospital providers, Epworth HealthCare are looking to make a new appointment to their nursing leadership team. As the Group Manager – Infection Prevention Control, especially in light of Covid 19, this is a fantastic opportunity to enter the organisation and create a standout clinical service across all locations. Using your strategic thinking and strong coaching-based leadership capability, you will be critical to the development and growth of the infection control team. 

Flexible working hours, salary packaging, discounted private health insurance and reduced or zero health service costs make up part of the remuneration package. Full details here. If this opportunity is of interest please contact Andrew Gemmell via email, with a cover letter and CV to or call on 0452 116 599.


Employment Opportunity: Independent Infection Prevention Specialist –  sought for advice & guidance – Residential Aged Care

OneCare Ltd is a not for profit residential aged care provider with five facilities across Tasmania and we are seeking to link and engage with an infection control practitioner for guidance in the determination of strategies and interventions in regards to OneCare Outbreak Management. We are concerned particularly regarding staffing, the use and availability of PPE, should a worst-case scenario develop whereby OneCare has Covid-19 or other virulent strain of Influenza like Illness present in one or more of our facilities.  OneCare facilities include:    Launceston – The Manor Complex, Burnie – Umina Park, Port Sorell – Rubicon Grove, Glenorchy – Barossa Park Lodge, Kingston – Bishop Davies Court. 

We are seeking an independent infection control practitioner who could act in the role of contact person to guide and assist us with determining sufficient and reasonable detail to manage such a scenario, particularly across staffing, PPE supply, and business continuity during an outbreak situation.  Please send your credentials to assist in this role by COB Friday 31 July 2020 to enable further conversation specific to addressing mutually agreeable terms.

Lynnmaree Padman  Manager Quality & Care Systems Email:  Phone: 0439 199 338



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