Senior Infection Prevention and Control Nurse/Practitioner

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
The post is accountable to the IPAC Matron for the day-to-day IP& C management across NCHC and to an on-going improvement in the quality of the patient's experience.

The post holder has a responsibility to monitor and act upon standards of Infection Prevention & Control that fall below the acceptable standard and legislative responsibilities.

This position is involved in ensuring Trust complies with its legislative and licensing requirements, i.e. The Health and Social Care Act 2008, and for the provision of specialist advice and guidance for all health care professionals and support staff across the Trust.

Main duties of the job

To act as a subject matter expert (SME) demonstrating advanced knowledge and skill beyond that associated with traditional nursing roles, including the integration of research evidence into practice by expert clinical reasoning and decision making.

As an acknowledged expert in the provision of patient management in relation to Infection Prevention & Control the post holder will, where required, make independent clinical decisions, initiate investigations, be responsible for advising on the management of defined group/groups of patients.

About us

NCHC NHS Trust has been assessed as an outstanding organisation by CQC. We are an equitable Trust, respecting diversity in the workplace.

We are a small, friendly team with great respect of one another. We make every attempt to work as flexibly as we are able.

Our workload stretches beyond the boundaries of NCHC, truly working across system boundaries with multiple stakeholders. We pride ourselves on our positive working relationships with our system partners

We are an incredibly innovative team, always pushing our own boundaries. Always open to new ideas.

Please call us or come in to see what we do day to day

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an Outstanding rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Job description

Job responsibilities

All duties and responsibilities are outlined within the job description which is attached to this advert.

Please do review and if you have any further questions do not hesitate to get in touch.

Any applicant is very welcome to visit the team for an overview

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse or other registered clinical qualification
  • Master's degree in Infection Control (or willingness to begin within 1 year of appointment)
  • Evidence of IPS competencies
  • ENB 998 or C& G 730


  • Management or leadership qualification



  • Experience of working in IPAC
  • Proven management experience


  • Experience of working in community-based services

Skills / Ability


  • Ability to analyse complex information and use own judgement to problem solve
  • Ability to prioritise and organise own workload
  • Ability to develop and deliver training programmes
  • Assertive and able to deal with colleagues, patients and the public at all levels
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal & written
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Demonstrable leadership skills
  • IT skills

Knowledge / Understanding


  • Sound knowledge of Infection Control Policies / Practices
  • Knowledge of the principles and practice of surveillance
  • Demonstrate sound evidence-based approach to applying information


  • Working knowledge of Datix
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and risk management



  • Able to establish positive relationships and mutual respect
  • Confident and resilient and able to deal with conflict
  • Able to arrange own transport to different locations.
  • Resourceful
  • Good team player


  • Enjoy teaching and mentoring

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust



Bowthorpe Road



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