Infection Prevention and Control Nurse

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
15 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic band 6 Infection Prevention and Control Specialist Nurse to join the Infection Prevention and Control Team!

This is a development post which will lead to you gaining a formal infection prevention and control qualification if you do not already have one. You will work across the Bristol and Weston to improve infection prevention and control practice and reduce hospital acquired infections. You will support the Lead Infection Prevention and Control Nurse in delivering the infection control agenda at a local level. You must have a passion for patient safety and the infection prevention and control agenda.

Our Infection Prevention and Control Team is multi professional, consisting of the Director of Infection Prevention and Control (DIPC); the Deputy DIPC and microbiologists; infection prevention and control nurses and an antimicrobial pharmacist.

You will support the provision of infection prevention and control advice and education to the Trust and support the team in managing key infection control improvement initiatives. You will be a key member of the team providing a clinically knowledgeable and responsive service. You will develop skills in managing change and will demonstrate excellent interpersonal abilities.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work and develop in a small team within a multiple speciality acute healthcare setting caring for adults and paediatrics.

Main duties of the job

The Infection Prevention and Control team provides specialist infection prevention and control advice and support to all clinical and non-clinical services across University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS foundation Trust. The infection prevention and control nurse is a key member of the team.

The post holder will be based across both the Bristol and Weston sites and contribute to the seamless infection prevention and control service working as part of the multidisciplinary team providing specialist support and advice across the organisation to staff, patients and visitors. There will be a requirement to be flexible and cover a 7 day service.

They will assess patients, plan, implement care and maintain associated records. Carry out specialist nursing procedures and provide supervision to staff in a range of settings.

They will assist in the development of policies and guidelines, relevant research, audits and projects in order to develop and maintain an effective infection prevention and control service.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification



  • RGN 1st Level qualification with at least three years post registration experience
  • Current NMC Registration
  • 1st Degree in nursing or health related subject, willing to undertake/working towards
  • Relevant accredited post registration qualification at Level 5
  • Qualification in Teaching and Assessing or willing to work towards

Knowledge and Experience


  • Appropriate post registration experience in nursing
  • Appropriate proven leadership and management experience
  • Proven commitment and experience, experience in teaching
  • Experience as preceptor/mentor
  • Evidence of commitment to research-based practice or evidence of project work undertaken


  • Experience of undertaking research or audit projects

Skills and Abilities


  • Organisation and management skills
  • Teaching
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • Ability to cope with emotional issues presented in the course of work and to support others
  • Knowledge of national and local specialty specific issues
  • IT skills including use of email and Microsoft Office packages
  • Act as a role model and as a mentor/assessor
  • Innovative and participates with practice and policy change
  • Awareness of professional responsibilities to self and others
  • Commitment to the development and provision of high-quality nursing care
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Awareness of current national changes in nursing/NHS


  • Ability to problem solve
  • Flexibility, adaptability to meet needs of a changing service

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