EL1 Senior Project Officer, HAI/IPC
The Commission is seeking a Senior Project Officer to be responsible for leading work, as directed by the Senior Advisor, HAI and Infection Prevention and Control, and Stream Director, on a range of activities to support the implementation of the NSQHS Preventing and Controlling Infections Standard, the National Hand Hygiene Initiative, and the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare, as well as contributing to broader activities to support the Commission’s work on infection prevention and control and reduction of healthcare-associated infections.
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The Senior Project Officer will:
- Undertake project management activities, such as scoping, implementation, risk mitigation, reporting, monitoring and reporting, related to the development and delivery of policies, programs, guidance, and educational resources to support effective infection prevention and control and the reduction of HAIs
- Review, analyse and summarise published literature, data, policy papers and other published material to inform HAI/IPC policy and program direction
- Support implementation of the National Hand Hygiene Initiative, including providing learner and user support, and supporting the operation of the Commission’s online learning management system, online hand hygiene compliance application and helpdesk
- Collaborate and consult with a wide range of external stakeholders, including state and territory health departments, the private sector, independent technical experts, professional associations, and consumers, to effectively inform policy and resource development
- Provide support and advice to enable the delivery of Commission’s broader patient safety and quality initiatives, including support of the broader AURA Stream where necessary
- Undertake other duties as required/directed.
The successful candidate will have:
- Demonstrated experience in planning and implementation of infection prevention and control, patient safety, quality improvement or clinical education projects/programs
- Demonstrated ability to analyse and interpret scientific and grey literature and/or infections-related data collected in healthcare settings, and develop materials to inform HAI/IPC policy and program direction
- Demonstrated experience in leading collaborative consultation processes across a range of external stakeholders, such as state and territory health departments, the private sector, independent technical experts, professional associations, and consumers, to effectively inform policy and resource development
- Demonstrated ability to develop and write high quality documents for a range of audiences, in different formats, to enable practical implementation
- Demonstrated ability to provide learner and user support for online systems, such as the Commission’s online learning management system, and online hand hygiene compliance application.
- Experience and/or tertiary qualifications in relevant areas, such as infection prevention and control, patient safety, quality improvement, or clinical education.
To apply for this position please submit:
- A CV summarising your experience and qualifications
- A statement addressing your suitability against each of the selection criteria (no more than 2 pages in total).
Candidates must be Australian citizens to be eligible to apply.
PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with Commission policy, subject to any valid exemption, it is a condition of engagement that staff have an up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination status and are able to provide evidence of their vaccination status prior to commencing their engagement.
Applications should be emailed to ACSQHCHR@safetyandquality.gov.au. Questions about the role can be directed to Jan Gralton on (02) 9126 3655.
Closing date for applications is midnight, Wednesday 25 January 2023.