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Antimicrobial Stewardship Nurse

Job posted: 14/10/2020
Applications close: 28/10/2020 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Royal Women's Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 21805

Reference: 21805

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Antimicrobial Stewardship Nurse
Ongoing Position
8 Hours per week


An exciting role awaits an experienced and dedicated professional who is committed to becoming part of the Women’s Antimicrobial Stewardship team that operates from within Infection Prevention and Control service.


The Royal Women’s Hospital is Australia’s first and largest specialist hospital dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of newborns and women of all ages. To join the Women’s is to be instrumental in forging progress towards health equity for women from ground-breaking research through to the bedside delivery of multi-disciplinary clinical care.


Creating exceptional experiences is at the heart of everything we do for our patients, their families, and our people across our specialised services within maternity, neonatal and women’s health.


The Infection Prevention and Control service is responsible for the prevention and monitoring of hospital acquired infections by education, surveillance and development of relevant policies and procedures.  The primary goals of the service are to:



  • Minimise patient morbidity resulting from hospital acquired infections.

  • Minimise the risks of hospital staff contracting or spreading infections.

  • Be a resource for all matters relating to neonatal and women’s infection control within the hospital and the broader community.
    Your contribution  


The Antimicrobial Stewardship Nurse (AMS) will function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to provide specific AMS services from within Infection Prevention and Control service according to the framework of national guidelines and the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards for Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated Infections and the clinical care standard. The AMS nurse plays a key role in optimising use of antimicrobials, developing AMS initiatives, providing education and measuring outcomes. They also contribute to reducing the risk of hospital-acquired infections by undertaking and initiating surveillance and auditing activities on an ad hoc basis with the Infection Prevention and Control team.


Your duties will include (but are not limited to) the following:



  • Participate in local and national audits of antimicrobial prescribing

  • Delivery of education and developing frameworks for optimal antimicrobial prescribing

  • Updating and maintaining policies and procedures

  • Participate in surveillance activities

  • Assist the Infection Prevention and Control team 


About you


To be successful within this role you will need to have:



  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in AMS programmes and systems and processes aligned with the functions of the Infection Prevention and Control service.

  • Demonstrated commitment to high quality health care, quality improvement and evidence based practice in health care service delivery.


Our offering


When you join the Women’s you unite with talented people who share your purpose and unwavering determination to advance health outcomes for all women. You will find a workplace that is collaborative, progressive and passionate about learning and working together in multi-disciplinary teams to ensure you find the exceptional in your everyday.


Our staff benefits program includes salary packaging, on-site car parking and childcare (subject to availability), alongside a range of discounted financial, lifestyle and wellbeing benefits provided by our staff benefit partners. To learn more, please visit: www.thewomens.org.au/careers/why-work-at-the-womens/staff-benefits/


We are proudly White Ribbon and Breastfeeding Association accredited. The Women’s is committed to gender equity principles and our people have an awareness of and sensitive approach to violence against women/family violence matters.


The Women’s is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders, people with lived experience of disability and people who identify as LGBTI.


Ready to make the move?


For more information about the position, please see the Position Description attached and apply online by selecting “apply now” below.


All appointments to the Women’s are subject to a satisfactory clearance of Working with Children Check and Police Check.

Antimicrobial Stewardship Nurse

Job type:

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Job classification:

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Contact:

Deborah Rhodes - (03) 8345 2794
Deborah.Rhodes@thewomens.org.au

Antimicrobial Stewardship Nurse