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Senior Infection Prevention & Control Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Infection Prevention and Control Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract
18 months (Fixed term / secondment)
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
320-TWS-0923
Site
Florence Nightingale Community Hospital
Town
Derby
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
30/06/2022 23:59
Interview date
14/07/2022

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

The Community Infection Prevention and Control Team are looking for an enthusiastic team player to join them on a 18 month Fixed term / Secondment basis
to support the community IPC agenda including care homes and primary care.

If you have experience working within the community as an IPC
link professional this would be perfect opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills within an established team.

If you have an interest in Community IPC and looking for a new opportunity this may be the role for you. This is a full time Fixed term / secondment for 18 months aiming to support patients, their families and colleagues.  While the post is based at London Road Community Hospital, travel across Derbyshire is necessary.

We strongly recommend that whenever possible an informal visit is organised to better understand the
role.

The role will include IPC audits and training across settings, acting as a specialist resource regarding IPC issues to implement best practice.

If you are passionate about IPC, community services and have highly effective communication skills, along with the drive to provide patient focused care then we'd love to hear from you. 

Main duties of the job

You will need to use your initiative, be flexible and capable of working independently.  Demonstrable post registration experience in health / social care would be an advantage. 

With support of the senior infection prevention & control team assess, plan and communicate action required by clinical staff for safe infection
control patient care. 

Assist the infection prevention & control team to deliver the infection prevention & control programme.

Contribute to the education and support of the infection prevention & control link group network.  Maintain accurate, legible and timely records of patient care.  Participate in the infection control audit and surveillance programmes and support the dissemination of findings.

Support the implementation of change and the development of the infection prevention & control service, facilitating the change process whilst encouraging others to be innovative and adaptable in their approach to change.

  Make use of all available methods of communication to build and develop effective communication networks and processes both within and
external to the specialist area and Trust.

Closing date of applications: 30th June 2022

Interview date: 14th July 2022 

If you are applying for an Internal Secondment, please ensure you have spoken to your line manager and have their support prior to your application. Please speak to the Recruitment Team if you have any questions.

Working for our organisation

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:

  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:

  • Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB – this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

 

Person specification

Essential / desirable

Essential criteria
  • Current NMC registration
  • Experience of delivering formal and informal training to all grades of staff and student mentor
  • Post registration experience
  • Experience of audit
  • Ability to prioritise workload
Desirable criteria
  • Infection prevention and control link professional
  • Experience of developing training packages
  • Teaching qualification / extended leaning
  • Experience of working within community health and social care

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Step into health

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Bekki Price
Job title
Infection Prevention and Control
Email address
bekki.price@nhs.net
Telephone number
01332 258190

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
University Hospital of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Training Centre
Rehab Block
Level 3
Derby
Derbyshire
DE22 3NE
Telephone
01332 786652 / 07385 367222