Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Applications are invited to join University Hospital Sussex NHS Foundation Trusts Infection Prevention and Control Team. We are seeking a AfC Band 6 Infection Prevention Practitioner, predominantly based at Worthing Hospital , cross site working at St Richards Hospital Chichester, to support the provision of Infection Prevention service within Worthing Hospital and St Richards Hospital

The successful post holder will support the infection prevention strategy as part of the wider quality improvement agenda and would be an ideal opportunity for a dynamic, confident and highly motivated practitioner wishing to further their career in a specialist and pivotal field within healthcare.

Main duties of the job

It's an exciting time to join our friendly, proactive and productive team. The role is interesting and tasks include daily patient ward rounds, proactive advice giving to patients/staff/visitors, problem solving, undertaking audits, infection surveillance and teaching.

If you have a positive approach, the ability to motivate others, can influence change and have the skills to prioritise your workload then we would like to hear from you.

About us

Join us atUHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

At UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First. Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job responsibilities include:
  • Prioritise and manages own workload
  • To collaborate with other health care professionals, using risk assessment where applicable, to manage patients with suspected/confirmed infections in the clinical areas
  • To be highly visible, accessible and approachable to staff, patients and the public to ensure that open and honest communication channels are created and sustained
  • Undertake IPC daily ward rounds providing a visible IPC presence in clinical areas
  • To deliver a variety of IPC formal and informal training to a range of staff, clinical and non-clinical
  • Actively undertake IPC audits, including providing skilled verbal feedback and written reports
  • Collates and analyses surveillance and audit data in order to support and influence decisions on the evaluation of change to clinical practice

Please refer to the attached Job Description for full details

Person Specification



  • RGN Diploma/Degree
  • Teaching Qualification ENB998 or equivalent


  • Post registration clinical experience
  • Recognised IPC qualification (or in process of completing) with relevant experience working in IPC

Knowledge and Experience


  • Teaching and presenting experience
  • Ability to assess, teach and demonstrate clinical procedures


  • Understanding leadership styles and their application
  • Evidence of driving and supporting organisational change
  • Proven clinical experience of management, teaching, audit and implementing change



  • Able to prioritise own workload
  • Able to visit many different clinical areas across the Trust
  • Adaptable and able to manage unpredictable changes to workload


  • Competent to deliver training/teaching to large groups of people
  • Able to independently produce well written reports
  • Efficient use of IT systems and databases

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Worthing Hospital

Lyndhurst Road


BN11 2DH

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