Infection Prevention and Control Nurse Consultant

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year pa
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The Infection Prevention and Control Nurse Consultant is a vital role within the Chief Nursing Officer Directorate at University Hospital Dorset (UHD) in leading the IPC team and wider agenda across the UHD.

The post holder will be responsible for advancing, developing and implementing systems and processes to ensure compliance with contractual and legislative requirements, guidance and best practice as well as the Trust's own policies and procedures in relation to infection prevention and control.

The main duties of the IPC Nurse Consultant are as follows:
  • To be an expert practitioner in all aspects of infection prevention and control, extending scope of practice and developing an advanced level of professional autonomy and accountability in the provision of such care
  • To work in partnership with the other areas in the trust to develop a strategic approach for the provision of IPC services
  • To lead on the development and innovations between the Trust and relevant external agencies, locally, nationally and internationally.
  • To contribute to the Trust's Nursing and professional agenda

Base Location: Poole Hospital

Interview date: TBC

Main duties of the job

The post holder will utilise their specialist knowledge on the services within the remit to interpret and communicate complex clinical information and data, using excellent negotiating and influencing skills to ensure that the patient voice is heard, and improvements made based on feedback from both patients and staff across UHD and the wider community we serve.

The successful candidate with be extremely passionate about infection prevention and control and have excellent communication skills to engage with our patients, families, carers, communities, public and clinical teams using a collaborative approach to deliver and sustain improvements in IPC care.

Having held a IPC senior nurse specialist role or a current IPC nurse consultant looking to gain further experience in a large complex organisation, you will demonstrable experience of directing and implementing strategic plans as well as possessing proven senior people management qualities borne out by a previous and established consistent record of achievements at the highest-level key to this role.

This is a great opportunity for an inspiring IPC practitioner to make a difference across a large complex organisation - as well as an opportunity to build partnership with our local university.

About us

At UHD we value the contribution every colleague brings underpinned by our clear set of Values. Its an exciting time to be joining the Trust as we continue to build our teams and a real opportunity for the post holder to make a significant difference living with Covid-19 across UHD.

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued team mates and colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (Adult)
  • Master's degree / or evidence of equivalent knowledge and experience to Masters level
  • Evidence of post registration training


  • Phd/Doctorate or working towards



  • Significant and relevant infection prevention control experience in a lead/strategic position, in a large complex organisation
  • An in-depth understanding IPC practices
  • Experience of managing an IPC service and leading projects involving staff from different care groups and professional disciplines
  • Experience of managing resources and budgets


  • Experience of influencing at ICS/System level
  • Member of recognised IPC organisation



  • leadership and influencing skills
  • Evidence of working autonomously and as part of a team



  • Understanding of the Fundamental epidemiology and pubic health
  • Principles of decontamination/ventilation and Water Safety
  • Understanding of data systems
  • Understanding of research techniques

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