Clinical Nurse Consultant – Infection Prevention and Control

  • Murrumbidgee Local Health District
  • Wagga Wagga NSW, Australia or throughout Murrumbidgee Local Health District
  • 14 Mar, 2018
Temporary Full Time Clinical Nurse Consultant

Job Description

About the team – Clinical Governance

Clinical Governance is responsible for providing advice to the Chief Executive and staff on matters relating to the NSW Patient Safety program (Including Infection Prevention) and ensuring through strong clinical engagement that Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) staff and clinicians have the quality lens applied to the care we deliver in hospitals, in the home and in the community. Our principle aim is to work with consumers and clinicians to build strong partnerships so that patient safety and quality is everyone's business and we do it well.

Ensuring safe, effective and patient centred care, while keeping patients free from harm is the team’s ambition. Our motto is “Patient Safety First” “

About the role

The Infection Prevention and Control Clinical Nurse Consultant is responsible for multidisciplinary leadership in quality and evidence based practice, with the intent to reduce the incidence and risk of preventable Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) across MLHD.

This permanent full time role is charged with providing infection control program strategies including high level advice, education, risk assessment, auditing and monitoring of clinical indicators. The CNC will also contribute significantly to the development of MLHD policies, procedures, learning packages and guidelines focusing on infection prevention and control.

This opportunity can be offered as a development position and is open to CNC Levels 1, 2 or 3.

Temporary contract through to 11 October 2019.


$118,257 $120,454




We are seeking candidates with:

  • NMBA registration and a minimum of seven years full time post registration experience, with a minimum of five years full time experience in infection control and relevant post graduate nursing qualifications (For development applicants, detailed experience and actual planned study should be included)
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with high level time management, problem solving, analytical and organisational skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of capacity building and practice development and the ability think critically, problem solve and make timely, sound clinical decisions whilst working autonomously
  • Demonstrated clinical expertise and proven ability to implement changes and develop direction in clinical practice through planning, quality management and research

What can we offer you?

  • The opportunity to join a supportive, high performing team in Clinical Governance at MLHD
  • Ab attractive salary range from $118,257 - $120,454 plus a variety of packaging options
  • Monthly ADO to help balance work and life!
  • Access to subsidised gym and pool memberships throughout the district

Learn more:

To learn more about this role please contact Nicole Maloney- Acting Deputy Director, Clinical Governance on 0407 653 279 or

Name of Contact Person

Nicole Maloney

Telephone Number of Contact Person

0407 653 279

Contact Address

Closing Date for Applications