Infection Prevention & Control Senior Staff Nurse

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will assist in the smooth running of the Infection Prevention & Control department, will provide or seek out clinical and managerial advice to nursing and support staff throughout the trust relating to prevention and control of healthcare and communicable infections

The post holder works as a skilled practitioner and will be responsible for the development and delivery of an effective Infection Prevention & Control audit and surveillance programme focusing on alert organisms.

Main duties of the job

Do you have an interest in Infection Prevention and Control?

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Infection Prevention and Control nurse to work in the IP& C team as a Band 6, to assist in delivery of our service.

For more details please contact:

Simon Wells, Lead Nurse for Infection Prevention & Control, extension 7114 or by email

About us

The City of Reading sits on the River Thames and is served by great road and rail links to London, Oxford, and Southampton. With excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene, Reading is a beautiful place to live, work, and play and provides excellent facilities for families, including some of the best state and private schools in the UK.

The CQC recently rated the care provided by The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as good.

Our values Compassionate, Aspirational, Resourceful, Excellent, reflect the type of Trust we aspire to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Support the Infection Control Lead Nurse and the team to deliver infection prevention and control service. Work flexibly to support other/more junior colleagues on a day-to-day basis.
  • Assists the development and delivery of an effective Infection control audit and surveillance programme and ensures that they reflect best evidence and practice.
  • Contribute to the ongoing surveillance and monitoring of alert organisms and ensure that appropriate actions are taken in relation to patient management and the prevention of cross infection.
  • To assist and support other team members in the Surgical Site Infection surveillance (SSI) and other local/national audit initiatives.
  • To undertake environmental, hand hygiene and other audits as required.
  • To assist in the collation, data input and analysis of audit and surveillance results, preparation of reports and dissemination of information to the trust.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of Infection Prevention and Control training across all staff groups within the trust
  • Demonstrate excellent personal communication. Establish and maintain effective two-way communication channels with individuals and groups. Demonstrate appropriate assertiveness and ability to challenge others when the rights of patients and others may be infringed, or poor practice is observed.
  • Actively promote excellent team working and interdisciplinary relationships, and develop these relationships when undertaking Infection prevention and control activities.
  • Work with Ward / Department Managers/ Care Group Matrons and the other members of the infection control team to ensure that action plans arising from audit and surveillance results are developed and worked through, provide clear feedback to departments and team members in a relevant and appropriate manner.
  • Assist the Ward/ Department managers to maintain high standards of cleanliness and standards of practice in the clinical area and for a well maintained ward / department environment.
  • Promote interdisciplinary working, with outcomes aimed at delivering optimal patient care
  • Actively promote diversity, including race diversity, both in the delivery of the Directorate's services and in the recruitment, management and development of staff within the clinical area. Assist the Ward/ Department Manager to sustain relationships that promote dignity, rights and responsibilities. Identify and take action to address discrimination and oppression.
  • Support the IPC Lead Nurse to ensure that Data Protection, Confidentiality and Caldicott principles are maintained
  • To prioritise own work to ensure audit and surveillance programmes are managed effectively.
  • To work in an unsupervised capacity in certain aspects of the role.

  • Person Specification



    • Registered Nurse


    • Infection control qualification



    • Significant post registration experience
    • Infection Control Experience

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


    Royal Berkshire Hospital

    London Road


    RG1 5AN

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