Community IPC Nurse Specialist

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
**This role is fixed term for 1 year to cover maternity leave**

This is an exciting opportunity, for an experienced Infection Prevention and Control Nurse or an experienced registered nurse willing to learn the role, to join the award winning, innovative North Yorkshire Community Infection Prevention and Control Team (IPCT). We are a friendly, dynamic team with a proactive approach to infection prevention and control. The post holder will be an active member of the team and key duties will include working with IPC colleagues to prevent, investigate and control infection within North Yorkshire Health and Social Care settings, e.g. care homes and domiciliary care.

A large part of the role will be providing infection prevention and control advice, guidance and education to health care staff and patients to prevent the spread of healthcare associated infections including respiratory viruses. The post will include collaborative working with colleagues in infection prevention and control, the ICS and Local Authorities.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide advisory and clinical input to facilitate and continuously improve quality infection prevention and control care for patients in the community including care homes and domiciliary care.
  • Provide specialist clinical advice, support and counselling for patients, relatives and the general public on community infection prevention and control issues.
  • Provide advice on infection prevention and control practices including outbreak management.
  • Investigate outbreaks of healthcare associated infection, with particular reference to their source and mode of spread.
  • Provide nursing advice to those patients with alert organisms e.g. difficile , PVL, MRSA.
  • Use assessing, planning, implementing and evaluation skills to provide individualised care.
  • Establish effective partnerships with patients and their families and act as the patient's advocate to ensure their needs are met appropriately.
  • Provide advice on individualised patient care based upon the principles of evidence based practice.
  • Recognise, investigate and take the necessary action to resolve HCAI issues.
  • Actively encourage patients to be involved in service developments, continuously seeking feedback to guide improvements.
  • Identify potential infection hazards for patients, staff, equipment or procedures.

About us

We are a small friendly Community IPC Team based in Northalllerton who are dynamic and innovative in our approach to providing a quality service to Care Homes, Domiciliary Care and GP Practices across North Yorkshire. We produce award winning educational IPC Resources used locally and nationally and we are proud to be the market lead in this.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached job description and person specification.

If you have any questions, please contact Sonya Ashworth on 01423 556401 or

Person Specification

Essential criteria


  • Level 1 registered nurse
  • 3 years nursing experience
  • Teaching qualification / mentorship
  • Experience of delivering education / training


  • Infection Control Qualification
  • Community IPC experience

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

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

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust


Gibraltar House

Thurston Road



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