Emergency Information

INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL COORDINATOR

Position Status: Permanent Part-time (48 Hours per Fortnight)

Classification: RN Gr 5 Clinical Consultant C (ZA7)

Benalla Health are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Infection Prevention & Control Coordinator to work in our Nursing Administration Team.

The role of the Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator is one of risk management. The Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator;

  • Is responsible for ensuring all services provided by Benalla Health meet best practice standards, to prevent the spread of infection thereby ensuring that the risk of patients, residents’, clients and staff acquiring infection is minimised.
  • Has expert knowledge of the National Standards with a strong focus on leading organisational compliance with Standard 3, Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated Infections.
  • Provides expert knowledge and advice regarding the prevention and management of diseases/complications caused by microorganisms.
  • Provides clinical education, information and orientation regarding infection control to all Nursing staff, other hospital staff, patients/clients and residents as required in partnership with Education and Research staff.
  • Is involved in the interpretation of Infection Control and Waste Management Standards and develops / implements related policies and procedures.
  • Will work as part of the senior management team and is a member of a number of strategic and other organisation meetings/groups.
  • Must demonstrate clinical expertise, act as a mentor, role model, and facilitate the development of clinical and management skills in staff.
  • Is responsible for auditing and monitoring infection control data and reporting results to Executive, Department of Health, Human Services (DDHS) and other areas as required.

The Successful applicant will need to be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Demonstrate well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to articulate clear decision making processes.
  • Knowledge and commitment to Quality Management and Accreditation processes.
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to work independently of others.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the strategic direction of the health service.
  • Demonstrates ability to lead and manage change.
  • Knowledge of the National Standards with a strong focus on leading organisational compliance with Standard 3, Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated Infections.
  • Ability to provide clinical education, information and orientation regarding infection control to all Nursing staff, other hospital staff, patients/clients and residents as required in partnership with Education and Research staff.
  • Ability to interpret Infection Control and Waste Management Standards and develops / implements related policies and procedures.
  • Ability to assess infection control practices, reviews results and implements necessary improvements to ensure best practice is achieved.

Benalla Health offers a working environment that encourages professional development and embraces the concept of work/life balance, whilst striving for excellence.

Successful applicants will have undergone a National Police Records Check and Working with Children's Check for pre-employment safety screening purposes.

For more information regarding the role contact, Maree Woodhouse, Director of Clinical Services on 5761 4209.

Benalla Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to Child Safety. This includes establishing and maintaining child safe and child friendly environments.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please forward your application including a cover letter, resume, Key Selection Criteria address and the completed Benalla Health "Application for Employment" form to: hr@benallahealth.org.au

All Applicants must complete the Benalla Health Application for Employment form, address the Key Selection Criteria and have read the Benalla Health Values Brochure.

Incomplete Applications will not be considered.

Applications Close: Tuesday 1st August 2017 at 9.00am.

/userfiles/Application for Employment.pdf

/userfiles/NURS_Infection Prevention Control Coordinator_July 2017.pdf
 

FOOD SERVICES ASSISTANT & HOUSEKEEPING ASSISTANT

Position Status: Casual Positions

Classification: Food & Domestic Assistant (HA1)/Orderly/Cleaner (IJ1)

Benalla Health are seeking a suitably qualified and/or experienced Food Services Assistants and Housekeeping Assistants on a casual basis.

The Housekeeping Assistant is responsible for performing patient/client focused, domestic cleaning maintenance, within the allocated area including maintaining carpet cleaning across the organisation as per the relevant Work Schedules.

The Housekeeping Assistant will need to be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Proven ability to liaise with internal and external customers at all levels.
  • Proven ability to prioritise workloads and meet demanding work deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate with minimal supervision and show high levels of initiative.
  • Proven ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • The ability to clean effectively and efficiently in an area of high infection risk.
  • Previous work experience in Domestic services in a Hospital or commercial environment is preferred.
  • The ability to clean effectively and efficiently in an area of high infection risk.
  • An appreciation of a need for particular care when working in areas where expensive and sensitive equipment is stored.
  • The ability to work effectively and efficiently without supervision.

The Food Services Assistant will be required to assist in preparation, presentation and service of meals to patients, staff, meals on wheels and for special functions as required.

The Food Services Assistant will need to be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Successful completion of Food Handlers course.
  • Proven ability to liaise with internal and external customers at all levels.
  • Proven ability to work effectively within a team and ability work autonomously.
  • Proven ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Literacy and numeracy skills sufficient to permit the use of recipes and comply with written safety procedures and notices.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients, residents, visitors and staff at all levels.
  • Experience in food preparation and service delivery.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare, plate and present meals.

Benalla Health offers a working environment that encourages professional development and embraces the concept of work/life balance, whilst striving for excellence.

Successful applicants will have undergone a National Police Records Check and Working with Children's Check for pre-employment safety screening purposes.

For more information regarding the role contact,

Trish Winzer, Housekeeping Team Leader on 5761 4239.

Heather Richardson, Food Services Team Leader on 5761 4742.

Benalla Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to Child Safety. This includes establishing and maintaining child safe and child friendly environments.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please forward your application including a cover letter, resume, Key Selection Criteria address and the completed Benalla Health "Application for Employment" form to: hr@benallahealth.org.au

All Applicants must complete the Benalla Health Application for Employment form, address the Key Selection Criteria and have read the Benalla Health Values Brochure.

Incomplete Applications will not be considered. Please specifiy which position you are applying for in your application.

Applications Close: Monday 31st July 2017 at 9.00am.

/userfiles/Application for Employment.pdf

/userfiles/Housekeeping Assistant_Cleaner (IJ1) PD July 2017.pdf

/userfiles/Food Services Assistant Catering (HA1) PD July 2017.pdf

 

REGISTERED NURSE GRADE 2 - THEATRE

Position Status: Permanent Part-time (40 Hours per Fortnight)

Classification: RN Grade 2 (YP2 - YP11)

Benalla Health are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Registered Nurses to work in our Theatre Department. We are seeking someone with Substantial post-basic experience in Peri operative Nursing and Post-Basic Qualifications in Peri operative Nursing

The Theatre Registered Nurse will:

  • Provide high quality nursing care to patients and supervising specialist care delivered by other staff;
  • Coordinate specialised aspects of care provided to patients on a daily basis;
  • Counsel patients, providing health education - especially in relation to Peri operative Nursing;
  • Where appropriate, act as an advocate for patients and their families, ensuring their opinions are heard and their rights are respected.

The Successful applicant will need to be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Demonstrate well-developed communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate clear decision making processes
  • Knowledge and commitment to Quality Management and Accreditation processes.
  • Possess knowledge of relevant legislation, particularly the National  Safety and Quality Health Service Standards and Aged Care Standards
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver excellent nursing care in accordance with BH philosophy, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work as part of a multi disciplinary team and to work independently of others.
  • An ability to represent as a patient advocate.
  • Ability to involve patients in the planning of, and delivery of, care Requirements specific to their needs and requirements.

Benalla Health offers a working environment that encourages professional development and embraces the concept of work/life balance, whilst striving for excellence.

Successful applicants will have undergone a National Police Records Check and Working with Children's Check for pre-employment safety screening purposes.

For more information regarding the role contact, Kristen Cheetham, Theatre Nurse Unit Manager on 5761 4255.

Benalla Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to Child Safety. This includes establishing and maintaining child safe and child friendly environments.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please forward your application including a cover letter, resume, Key Selection Criteria address and the completed Benalla Health "Application for Employment" form to: hr@benallahealth.org.au

All Applicants must complete the Benalla Health Application for Employment form, address the Key Selection Criteria and have read the Benalla Health Values Brochure.

Incomplete Applications will not be considered.

Suitable applicants will be interviewed upon application.

Applications Close: Monday 31st July 2017 at 9.00am.

/userfiles/Theatre RN Grade 2 (YP2 - YP11) PD June 2017.pdf

/userfiles/Application for Employment.pdf

 

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