IPC Nurse - Apartment Rapid Response Program (C19RR) (VPSG5)

Job posted: 13/09/2021
Applications close: 28/09/2021 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 31 March 2022

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $102,637 - $124,183

Occupation: Nursing and Aged Care

Reference: VG/DH/CR/1566118

Reference: VG/DH/CR/1566118

Occupation: Nursing and Aged Care

Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.

Application Closes: 28 September 2021

Role: IPC Nurse - Apartment Rapid Response Program (C19RR)

(fixted term until 31 March 2022)

Please note: this role is commencing shortly, so applications will be assessed as they are received. Please submit your application as soon as possible.

Number of vacancies available: 10

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street/Work from home

Position Summary: 

  • The role of the IPC Nurse covers a wide range of operations, across diverse aspects of COVID-19 IPC in various settings, including both healthcare and community settings.
  • Provide clear and authoritative IPC support to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), other government departments, and affiliated agencies with respect to COVID-19.
  • Liaise with relevant agencies to determine existing plans and identify potential gaps.
  • Provide input into the IPC policies / strategies / framework for the COVID-19 response teams, and other agencies as required. This includes general IPC training materials specific to COVID-19 management.
  • The role encompasses provision of ad-hoc advice, writing reports, education, policy and guidelines.


  • Implementation of workplace guidelines where necessary and ensure personnel understand and adhere to them.
  • Supports the outreach co-ordinator to identified high-risk settings to ensure they have appropriate IPC policies and proactive outbreak management plans in place. If a gap is identified, under the guidance of the co-ordinator will proactively work with identified high-risk settings to help them develop outbreak management plans.
  • Using the COVID-19 assessment strategy resources will identify issues related to infection prevention and control, COVID-19 proactive and reactive outbreak management plans and recommends appropriate interventions in consultation with the team co-ordinator and manager.
  • Provide support to the identified high-risk settings on issues related to COVID-19 assessment strategy.
  • Provides support and undertakes duties aligned with the broader objectives of the Deputy Public Health Commander as required.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability to the needs of the changing COVID-19 response environment as required.
  • Provides IPC support under the guidance of the IPC Consultant in the investigation of COVID-19 outbreaks and conducts look-back IPC investigations as required.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for that of others in the workplace by working in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate how the actions and outcomes of this role and work unit impact clients and the department's ability to deliver, or facilitate the delivery of, effective support and services.
  • Ability to work in high-pressured agile environment and adapt to rapidly changing priorities 


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-health>

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

IPC Nurse - Apartment Rapid Response Program (C19RR) (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / 31 March 2022

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Grace Zhu | Grace.x.zhu@health.vic.gov.au.

IPC Nurse - Apartment Rapid Response Program (C19RR) (VPSG5)