Lead Nurse for Infection Prevention and Control

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£66,718 to £76,271 per annum incl HCAS
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic, motivated and articulate Lead Nurse in infection prevention & control who has excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to influence others. 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 leadership through the Trust. You must have commitment to influence change and drive progress in the challenging and changing speciality of infection prevention and control.

Main duties of the job

Collaboratively work as integral member of The Infection Prevention and Control Team in providing an infection prevention and control service to the Trust across all sites including the community, in reducing the incidence of healthcare associated infections.

Provide a proactive approach to prevention, surveillance, investigation, and control of infection. This will include the review, formulation, implementation and education of evidence based infection control practices.

Provide leadership to the Infection Prevention and Control team, develop and identify the learning needs of the Infection Control Link Staff in liaison with the Director of Infection Prevention & Control.

About us

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East.

We have nearly 7,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people.

Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children's, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We're one of the best performing Trusts in the country. We're also one of the top trusts to work for - our staff says they're engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as 'Good' in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of 'Good'. We've also been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating for 'use of resources' by an NHS Improvement inspection.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing significant Capital year on year in our estate.

We have recently completed a �30m expansion of our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and are planning an ambitious �60m development of an Ambulatory Diagnostics Centre at West Middlesex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Assist in the development of Trust policies in infection prevention and control.

Take responsibility for own evidence based practice and implement and add to the body of knowledge that supports nursing practice within the infection prevention and control service.

Lead and innovate practice in infection prevention and control both within the Trust and through local networks.

Form part of the Senior Nursing Leadership team supporting the site out of hours as part of the Senior Nurse on Site (SNOS) rota.

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachments.

Person Specification

Has a MSc in relevant IP& C speciality


  • Achieved MSc qualification

Current IP& C experience at a senior level


  • > 3 years experience

Experience at working at a senior nursing level


  • > 5 years experience

Employer details

Employer name

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

369 Fulham Road


SW10 9NH

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