Infection Prevention & Control Nurse (Band 5 Development Post)

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a band 6 infection prevention nurse for 12M. This is a developmental post with a band 6 grading being allocated following the successful completion of internal and external training.

The post will offer valuable experience across a variety of disciplines and community settings with the opportunity for the post holder to develop their infection prevention and control knowledge within a team that works proactively trust wide.

We will also accept applications from other allied health professionals. e.g Physiotherapists, Dental Nurses and ODPs.

The successful post holder will support the infection prevention service in:
  • Providing specialist advice and support to all staff, patients and members of the public regarding the prevention and control of infection.
  • Promoting the reduction in incidence's of infection across the Trust through the provision of expert advice, risk assessment, surveillance, audit, education and the development of specialised protocols, policies and guidance.
  • Supporting the Trust in achieving compliance with all local and national legislation including the Health & Social Care Act (2008).

Main duties of the job

The applicant will be a core member of the infection prevention team, supporting the team who provide specialist advice and support on the prevention, surveillance, investigation and control of infection within the Trust. This will be achieved through regular audit and monitoring of clinical practice and environments including the uploading of information into electronic databases.

The team is dynamic, friendly and supportive. We have a strong background in training and developing those new to infection prevention and control, in which the post-holder would be required to actively participate.

The infection prevention team is structured to support the four operational divisions & are required to travel to and work from multiple sites.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT and the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,000 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information about the role and responsibilities please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • First level Registered Nurse or Other Recognised Professional Healthcare Equivalent Qualification.
  • Have a teaching qualification or experience


  • Post registration qualification in infection control

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Able to manage own time and workload
  • To work as a member of a team
  • Knowledge of IT applications such as Excel
  • Able to compile reports and data



  • Experience of working with an infection prevention team or working as an infection prevention champion/link



  • previous ward experience
  • ICT computer skills


  • ICT - computer qualification
  • working with the multidisplinary team

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


Wye Valley NHS Trust

Stonebow Road



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