Senior Infection Prevention & Control Nurse

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Pa/ pro rata
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Part Time
The Community Infection Prevention and Control Team are looking for an enthusiastic team player to join them on a secondment/fixed term basis to support care homes, extra care, supported living and non-CQC registered adult social care services such as day centres.

If you have experience working within the community as an IPC link professional this would be perfect opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills within an established team.

Full driving licence essential to role and we would recommend an informal visit to meet the team.

Main duties of the job

The role will focus on improving infection prevention and control standards by primarily undertaking audits, data collection and supporting with guidance and providing bespoke training packages.

Closing date of applications: 06th June 2023

Interview date: 20th June 2023

If you are applying for an Internal Secondment, please ensure you have spoken to your line manager and have their support prior to your application. Please speak to the Recruitment Team if you have any questions.

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust - over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A& E every day - 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification

Knowledge, Training and Experience


  • Current NMC registration


  • Experience of working in the speciality of infection prevention & control.



  • Communicates complex and sensitive information to patients, staff and the public.

Analytical Skills


  • Ability to identify problems, analyse, compare and interpret appropriate information before reaching a judgement and making a decision.


  • Has an understanding of clinical governance
  • Required to undertake frequent infection prevention & control related audits throughout the organisation in line with the Infection Control Programme.

Planning and Organisation


  • Manages own clinical workload within the specialist skills area, prioritising as necessary to comply with the infection prevention & control programme.



  • Delivers infection prevention & control training to multidisciplinary groups across the whole Trust.


  • Experience of developing training packages
  • Teaching Qualification. Infection Control qualification.



  • Displays effective leadership whilst assisting clinical staff with the assessment, mentoring and supporting staff.

Information Technology


  • IT skills to enable inputting of data.


  • Uses clinical system

Community experience


  • Experience of working within acute and social care
  • 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.

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

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Florence Nightingale Community Hospital

London Road



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