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Clinical Nurse Educator - Infection Prevention and Control

Nursing, Other Health Care

Posted: 3 May 2022

Location: North West TAS

Are you passionate about developing people? Do you have an understanding of contemporary adult and workplace learning principles and approaches?
We are searching for someone who is able to build productive working relationship not only with staff, but with education providers.

Tired of big cities? How about a walk along the beach just before work?

Con­sid­er mov­ing to North West Tas­ma­nia to expe­ri­ence won­der­ful beach­es, moun­tains, world her­itage list­ed nation­al parks, hin­ter­land vil­lages, great food, wine and more. Liv­ing in Tas­ma­nia you will expe­ri­ence a tem­per­ate cli­mate with four dis­tinct sea­sons, world-renowned food and wine, wild and beau­ti­ful land­scapes, a relaxed island lifestyle, and a fas­ci­nat­ing his­to­ry. Very afford­able lifestyle with fan­tas­tic prop­er­ties in idyl­lic loca­tions at a frac­tion of the cost com­pared to Australia’s cap­i­tal cities. Traf­fic jam is not a com­mon term in North West Tas­ma­nia and you will have a great work life balance. 

Tas­man­ian | The qui­et pur­suit of the extraordinary

The Per­son:

Are you pas­sion­ate about devel­op­ing peo­ple? Do you have an under­stand­ing of con­tem­po­rary adult and work­place learn­ing prin­ci­ples and approaches? 

We are search­ing for some­one who is able to build pro­duc­tive work­ing rela­tion­ship not only with staff, but with edu­ca­tion providers.

For starters we are after a con­fi­dent and capa­ble Nurse who has excel­lent clin­i­cal and bed­side skills. An under­stand­ing of the require­ments of ongo­ing edu­ca­tion and devel­op­ment of a health facil­i­ty is critical.

Your com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills must be top notch, in this role they will be your most impor­tant tools. The list of skills should be so long that we can’t list them all here, but if we had to pick a few it would be your abil­i­ty to influ­ence, inspire and ensure a clear mes­sage is delivered.

You must be able to design, devel­op, imple­ment and eval­u­ate edu­ca­tion and train­ing for nurs­ing and mid­wifery staff to sup­port and enhance their com­pe­ten­cy in areas crit­i­cal to the organ­i­sa­tion now and in the future.

The Role of the Clin­i­cal Nurse Edu­ca­tor — Infec­tion Pre­ven­tion and Con­trol (IPC) is to:

  • Devel­op, imple­ment and eval­u­ate infec­tion con­trol edu­ca­tion programs.
  • Pro­mote and facil­i­tate infec­tion con­trol work­force planning.
  • Build capac­i­ty in con­junc­tion with the IPC team, for qual­i­ty improve­ment activ­i­ties, to address unwar­rant­ed clin­i­cal variation.
  • Liaise and con­sult with mem­bers of health care teams, in line with IPC poli­cies, prac­tices and legal require­ments, to pro­vide safe qual­i­ty patient care

Note: — Please refer to the State­ment of Duties for all the selec­tion cri­te­ria of this posi­tion to address in your application.

Details of Appointments

Per­ma­nent full time day work posi­tion work­ing 76 hours per fort­night com­menc­ing ASAP

Base Salary: $102, 080 — $108, 528 per annum + 10% superannuation


Suc­cess­ful appli­cants will be required to meet the essen­tial criteria:

  1. Reg­is­tered with the Nurs­ing and Mid­wifery Board of Aus­tralia as a Reg­is­tered Nurse.

Appli­cants should note the fol­low­ing cri­te­ria are desirable:

  1. Holds a rel­e­vant qual­i­fi­ca­tion in an edu­ca­tion­al focused ter­tiary program
  2. Rel­e­vant IPC qual­i­fi­ca­tion, or work­ing towards
  3. Cur­rent Dri­vers Licence

The Head of the State Ser­vice has deter­mined that the per­son nom­i­nat­ed for this job is to sat­is­fy a pre‑employment check before tak­ing up the appoint­ment, on pro­mo­tion or trans­fer. The fol­low­ing checks are to be conducted:

  1. Con­vic­tion checks in the fol­low­ing areas:
    1. crimes of violence
    2. sex relat­ed offences
    3. seri­ous drug offences
    4. crimes involv­ing dishonesty
  2. Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion check
  3. Dis­ci­pli­nary action in pre­vi­ous employ­ment check.

For More Infor­ma­tion on this position: 

Karen Line­gar

Posi­tion: Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Nurs­ing and Care Redesign
Phone: (03) 6478 5275
E‑mail: karen.​linegar@​ths.​tas.​gov.​au

For more infor­ma­tion and how to apply, please vis­it the below link: 

Tas­man­ian Gov­ern­ment Jobs (page​up​peo​ple​.com)