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Band 6 Infection Prevention and Control Nurse

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We seek to appoint a dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic Registered Nurse to join the Infection Prevention and Control team as University Hospitals of Birmingham.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to the quality of care and improve outcomes for patients.

You will be a Registered Nurse with a recognised infection prevention and control qualification or willingness to undertake the qualification. You will have current experience in improving practice in infection prevention and control locally, have experience of delivering education to colleagues and demonstrate your commitment to continual professional development.

As part of a responsive team, you will be a strong role model for infection prevention and control and with support of the senior nursing team, provide advice for health care services within UHB. Working autonomously, you will inspire and influence staff, empowering them to ensure that IPC policies and procedures are fulfilled and evidenced based and support in making local improvements.

The role involves providing evidence-based advice on all aspects of infection prevention and control and supporting the senior nursing team with local investigations. Excellent communication skills are essential for promoting standards of infection prevention and control.

If you are enthusiastic, able to show initiative and a professional role model who wants to work as part of a proactive team, we would like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the job involve providing specialist infection control nursing advice to patients and staff. You will be a point of contact for information and advice for the patient, family and carers and all staff involved in the care of patients.

You will be required support the development of staff caring for patients through formal and informal education, practice development and role modelling.

As a CNS you will practice under the direction of the B7 Senior IPCN and Lead nurse team, working towards achieving agreed levels of competence, skills and knowledge to enable independent autonomous practice within their scope of clinical practice.

You will need to have good time management skills be able to undertake a number of duties autonomously as well as working with in a large team. Good communication skills are essential.

In in conjunction with other relevant clinical staff the post holder will assist with clinical development in maintaining and improving all aspects of clinical governance, evidence based practice and quality assurance and monitoring within the service.

In the role you will need to use a range of techniques to ensure and monitor standards of infection prevention and control are met. Through clinical practice, audit, research and teaching to continually improve standards of care and patient experience.

The IPC team are there to ensure safe and effective clinical practice, enhance patient experience and ensure delivery of organisational objectives.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Registered Nurse on the NMC Register.
  • * BSC / 1ST degree ( health related ) or equivalent qualification / training or experience


  • *Post registration qualification in Infection prevention and control
  • *Professional knowledge acquired at degree level will be supplemented by specialist training , experience and short courses to degree / masters level equivalent



  • *Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC
  • *Significant experience at Band 5 Staff Nurse with evidence of passion/ enthusiasm and knowledge for areas of specialist practice
  • *Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of ongoing professional development/ competence.


  • *Demonstrate specialist knowledge underpinned by theory and CPD relevant to speciality
  • *Experience and enthusiasm for teaching / assessing and supervising others in a clinical setting.
  • *Experience in service development
  • *Working in a multi-disciplinary and cross agency work environment

Additional Criteria


  • *Ability to adapt behaviour to changing circumstances
  • *Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • *Ability to communicate articulately and motivate others
  • *Ability to work a varied shift pattern where required
  • *Ability to act on own initiative

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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