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Infection Prevention and Control Nurse

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Part Time
An exciting secondment opportunity has arisen within our friendly Infection Control Nursing team. We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic individual to assist the Clinical Nurse Specialists in the prevention, surveillance, investigation and control of infection within Cambridge University NHS Trust.

You will provide support and education to staff at ward level and within the corporate framework for the delivery of infection prevention and control.

Main duties of the job

To liaise with all members of the multi-disciplinary team in matters relating to infection control.

Under supervision, perform patient assessment, plan and deliver high standards of infection prevention and control in accordance with best practice principles.

Responsible for supervised delivery of advice to patients, relatives and staff in matters relating to infection control with minimal supervision from Infection Control Team.

Work in collaboration with other members of the Infection Control Team (ICT) in planning activities of the team.

To identify areas, procedures and patients who present a particular risk of infection.

Participate in the investigations and control of outbreaks.

To maintain patient confidentiality at all times.

To adhere to the policies and procedures of Cambridge University NHS Trust.

Maintain accurate, clear, concise, legible and timely documentation adhering to standards in accordance with appropriate professional regulatory body and Trust policies.

Support performance improvements activities i.e. data collection/audit activities to demonstrate effectiveness of the service.

To carry out duties with due regard to the Trust's equal opportunities policy.

To be aware of the responsibility of all employees to maintain a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors and staff.

Coordinate clinical and support services relevant to specialty.

About us

Come Nurse with us...

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It's a great place to nurse, work and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values ofTogether - Safe, Kind, Excellentsupport the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?
  • Our values and reputation for outstanding care
  • Opportunities to experience a range of specialities
  • Career and development opportunities
  • Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team
  • Research experience and opportunities
  • Lovely location and quality of life
  • Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

Closing date is midnight on 28th September 2023

Interviews are due to be held on 6th Oct 2023

Please note:- Internal applicants on permanent contracts can only apply for this post as a secondment and must have the approval of your current line manager before applying

Person Specification



  • Current registration with NMC on part one or two of the register
  • Evidence of continuous professional development and its application


  • Degree
  • Demonstrable experience in infection control e.g. infection control link nurse, evidence of further study
  • Teaching or mentoring qualification



  • Experience of staff management and expert nursing skills
  • Evidence of mentorship/preceptorship roles
  • Accept personal accountability for own practice
  • Experience of formal/informal teaching


  • Experience of clinical supervision/action learning/reflective practice
  • Post registration experience in the field of infection control
  • Experience of audit and surveillance including data collection data entry and analysis preparation of reports and feedback to relevant personnel



  • Understanding of evidence based practice
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance
  • Sound theoretical and practical knowledge of nursing and infection control
  • Health and Safety awareness
  • Quality issues and Clinical Governance
  • An understanding of infection control at local, organisational and national level
  • Awareness of Trust and Ward/Departmental policies


  • Awareness of broader issues within the Trust and NHS



  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Capable of working as an integral member of a small team
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing situations due to both workload and colleagues needs, working collaboratively as a member of multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to undertake teaching of staff and patients
  • Ability to work unsupervised and manage own workload effective time management.
  • Ability to provide effective role modelling across the Trust
  • Ability to achieve competency in Trust computer systems
  • Willingness to adapt to change as the organisation develops.
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Maintenance of confidentiality


  • Assertiveness/perceptive counselling skills
  • Documentation, audit and presentation skills
  • Leadership Skills

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to work flexibly, which may include weekends, as required to meet service delivery needs.
  • To act in a professional manner at all times in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct.
  • Capable of developing liaisons with other practice areas/academic institutions.
  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrooke's Hospital

Hills Road



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