Infection Prevention &amp Control Nurse

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge Bio Medical Campus
£35,392 to £42,618 an hour Maternity leave cover - 1 year secondment.
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Band 6 Infection Control Nurse/Practitioner to join the Infection Prevention and Control team. This is a secondment post will require you to assist the team in promoting and maintaining high standards of Infection, Prevention and Control practice within this acute Cardiothoracic setting and will be supported by the Infection Control senior nurses.

Main duties of the job

The role duties would include: patient ward rounds, managing microbiology results, advising and supporting staff with Infection Control issues, assisting with Infection Control audits and surveillance, teaching on related study days, meeting attendance and participation, exposure to external Infection Control study events and regional meetings, completion of RCAs, management and monitoring of outbreaks and strategic planning for the service.

In practice, the successful candidate will demonstrate an interest and knowledge of infection prevention and control. You will be experienced in caring for patients in a cardiothoracic setting and will demonstrate advanced communication and organisational skills

About us

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK's leading heart and lung hospital, delivering care to more than 50,000 patients a year in its new state-of-the-art hospital in Cambridge. We perform the most heart and/or lung transplants in the UK and carried out the UK's first successful heart transplant in 1979. It also offers emergency heart attack treatment, sleep centre care and is one of just five centres nationally for those in severe respiratory failure.

Based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus the largest centre of medical research and health science in Europe the Trust is at the heart of treatments of the future. Royal Papworth became the first hospital trust in the country to be rated outstanding in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission - a rating it still holds today. The Trust holds its values of compassion, excellence & collaboration at its core, and all colleagues joining the team are expected to uphold these in their day-to-day roles & interactions. Royal Papworth is proud of its diverse workforce and encourages people to embrace their individuality.

The Trust values difference and welcomes all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion & belief, sex and sexual orientation. Providing they meet the minimum post criteria, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

On this page you will find a Role Profile which provides information about the hospital and full details about the role. We recommend that you review this and refer to it as you complete your application. Please include how you will meet the Trust Values Compassion, Excellence and Collaboration. If you would like more information about the role or working at Royal Papworth Hospital, please get in touch with the contact for this role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse Educated to degree level or equivalent experience.


  • Infection Prevention & Control Course- qualification.



  • Experience as a registered nurse in acute care environment.
  • Appropriate management and leadership experience at ward or departmental level.
  • Fundamental IT skills -- Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Ability to plan, organise and coordinate.
  • To work under pressure with flexibility.
  • Be able to manage complex information and escalate accordingly.
  • Ability to prioritise patient's need for care.
  • Excellent communication skills to all levels of staff, the public and patients.
  • Ability to safety use equipment and medical devices.
  • Friendly and supportive team player.
  • Evidence of continued professional Development.
  • Previous experience and knowledge of infection prevention & control at ward or departmental level.
  • Be part of the educate, present, and teach the multidisciplinary team.


  • Previous Infection prevention & control specialist experience.
  • Previous experience with surgical site surveillance
  • Cardio/thoracic experience
  • Tissue viability knowledge
  • Audit/surveillance experience

Additional Criteria


  • Please provide evidence of your commitment to uphold the Trust's values: Compassion, Excellence, Collaboration
  • Comply with safety practices and security measures in the Trust

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Papworth Hospital

Papworth Road

Cambridge Bio Medical Campus



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