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Senior Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year Per annum inc
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Job summary

An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, enthusiastic, motivated and articulate specialist nurse in infection prevention & control who has excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to influence others. The post is a secondment until the 31st March 2024

Main duties of the job

You must have the ability to work on your own initiative undertaking the day-to-day management of your clinical areas and providing effective infection control services through the Trust. You must have commitment to influence change and drive progress in the challenging and changing speciality of infection prevention and control.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Barts Health NHS Trust already has an established and successful infection prevention & control service (5 Hospital sites). This Band 7 post provides the opportunity to work with the Royal Londons Hospital DIPCs and Senior Nurses in Infection Prevention and Control to develop and motivate Trust wide staff and to be involved and influence the outcome of patient care in a busy London Teaching Hospital, where infection prevention & control standards are essential.

For detailed information about the role, please read the attached Job description and personal specification

Person Specification



  • RGN/RN level 1 or relevant professional qualification
  • Evidence of post registration education
  • Holds a diploma / degree in infection control / revenant degree or equivelant
  • Awareness of current communicable disease issues
  • Teaching (mentorship in practice or equivalent)
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the application of evidence-based practice.



  • 5 years post registration
  • 2 years at band 6 in infection prevention and control setting or relevant experience
  • Experience at leading teams
  • Building professional networks
  • Evidence of undertaking clinical audit / risk assessments


  • Negotiating and implementing change
  • Experience of service development / project management.



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Computer literate, word processing, spread sheet and data base skills.
  • Interpsonal skills
  • Excellent clinical nursing knowledge
  • Delivery of education and training at all levels
  • Ability to work to deadlines on own initative
  • Report writing
  • Negotiation skills / the ability to influence practice
  • Ability to plan / priotise own work load
  • Good organisational skills and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of team dynamics
  • Building professional networks
  • Assertiveness skills
  • Effective team worker
  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet the service requirments.
  • Knowledge of Major incidents
  • Knowledge of Equal opportunities
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance
  • Knowledge of Data protection
  • Knowledge of Health and safety


  • Teaching qualification
  • Leadership skills



  • Current NMC registration

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