IPCAR Infection Prevention and Control Operations Lead (VPSG6.1)

Job posted: 16/07/2021
Applications close: 02/08/2021 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 31 December 2021

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $124,033 - $145,009

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Reference: VG/DH/CR/1551023

Reference: VG/DH/CR/1551023

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Salary Range: $124,033 - $145,009

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: 2nd August 2021

Role: IPCAR  Infection Prevention and Control Operations Lead (until 31 December 2021)

Number of vacancies available: 1

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

Position Summary: 

The role of the Infection Prevention and Control and Response (IPCAR) Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Operations Lead covers a range of activities, including implementation and oversight of the IPCAR Operational and Strategic plans and oversight of the IPC stream activities and day to day management of the IPC advice stream functions.

The role is responsible for providing advice and communication to internal IPCAR and DH stakeholders with specific IPC input.

The role may also require flexible working times and locations by prior arrangement.


  • Oversee and manage all operational requirements of the IPC Advice stream including the COIVD19 inbox
  • Coordinate and contribute to IPC functions within IPCAR and, engaging with relevant stakeholders from across DH
  • Contribute to, IPC related policies, guidelines, and strategies, as well as educational materials related to IPC for relevant settings and the IPCAR Response nurses
  • Liaise with relevant agencies to determine existing strategies, policies, and plans, identify and advice on potential education gaps.
  • In conjunction with IPC Knowledge Leads provide IPC advice to support public health investigations into cases of COVID-19 transmission, primarily in community settings, but also in healthcare settings as required.
  • Stay abreast of important developments in the science and practice of infection IPC, with reference to emerging issues relevant to public health disease prevention and control and provide practical advice on the applications of these developments
  • Contribute to the provision of expert advice and support to departmental (internal and external) committees on IPC include outbreak management matters as required

Level of Supervision/Independence

  • Routine line management is through the Executive Director, IPCAR
  • Provide direct oversight and management of IPC Advice stream within IPCAR.
  • Work independently and as part of a team

Problem Solving and Judgement

  • High level business acumen and problem-solving skills for analysing information and supporting the IPCAR team
  • The IPC Operations Lead will have sound judgment incorporating skills, knowledge, confidentiality and sensitivity

Professional and organisational knowledge

  • Broad range of expertise in all aspects of infection prevention and control, including management of infectious diseases outbreaks
  • Understand the implications of IPC issues in a broad public health context, and the relevance of these matters for the DHHS and other stakeholders in the community developments.


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>

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IPCAR  Infection Prevention and Control Operations Lead (VPSG6.1)

Job type:

Full time / 31 December 2021

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Claire Boardman | Claire.boardman@health.vic.gov.au

IPCAR  Infection Prevention and Control Operations Lead (VPSG6.1)