Karitane

Safety & Quality and Infection Control Coordinator- Karitane (BB-19ADB)

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POSITION:                      Safety & Quality and Infection Control Coordinator

CLASSIFICATION:          Health Manager Level 1
RESPONSIBLE TO:        Director of Governance & Corporate Services 
OPERATIONAL BASE:   Karitane Carramar
HOURS:                           Temporary Part Time 32 hours per week until 30 June 2021
VACCINATION CATEGORY:        A High Risk
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SUMMARY ROLE AND FUNCTION
We are seeking a confident and experienced Safety & Quality Coordinator who is responsible for ensuring Karitane implements the National Safety & Quality Healthcare Service (NSQHS) Standards across all parts of the organisation. This role is also responsible for infection prevention and control processes and monitoring implementation and auditing of practices. 
Provide safe, effective, quality care consistent with the organisation’s mission, philosophy, values and standards of care, and adhere to the Professional and Child Safety Code of Conduct.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA:

1. Possess an undergraduate degree in health, social science or related field with significant recent experience in safety and quality and infection control within a health care setting.
2. Sound understanding of the National Safety & Quality Healthcare Service (NSQHS) Standards and experience with accreditation processes. 
3. Experience applying continuous improvement methodology concepts across an organisation using a systematic approach in risk management.
4. Ability to interpret relevant Legislation, Codes of Practice and Ministry of Health policies and prepare update local policies, guidelines, procedures and forms.
5. Experience engaging staff and consumers through effective interpersonal skills, and well developed verbal and written communication skills.
6. Ability to identify, implement, monitor and evaluate quality initiatives.
7. Demonstrated ability to ensure that improvements made are sustained through education, policy development and ongoing evaluation.
8. Ability to work independently, and as part of a team.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Temporary part time employment, Health Services Manager Level 1 in accordance with the Named NSW (Non-Declared) Affiliated Health Organisations’ Employees Agreement 2019.  
Times and days may be varied according to the needs of the organisation.  Karitane services are provided at a number of sites within the Sydney Metropolitan Area.
The majority of Karitane’s services close for approximately two weeks over the ChristmasNew Year period, during which time employees are required to take leave.  
Karitane supports a smoke free environment including grounds, buildings and vehicles.
Applicants will have a commitment to EEO & WHS, ethical practice and the principles of cultural diversity and abide with the Code of Conduct.  
Relevant Police Check, Working with Children Check, Apprehended Violence Orders and prior employment checks, including relevant disciplinary proceedings, will be conducted on recommended applicants.
 
Please note: If your application does not address the selection criteria, your application will not be considered.

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