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Infection Prevention & Control Practitioner

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Dependent on experience
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Infection Prevention and Control is at the top of the agenda at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Following the successful approval of a business case, the IPC team are looking to recruit a number of posts and we want the right people to join our proactive and driven team.

We currently have an opportunity for an experienced IPC band 7 registered nurse/healthcare practitioner to come and work in an established and forward-thinking team. We are looking for someone who firmly believes in improving safety for patients and staff. The role will challenge and develop the many skills you already have whilst creating and identifying a new set.

Covering four hospital sites across Oxfordshire with a huge range of specialties, the scope of learning is vast. The role of the IPC nurse has so many dimensions, from identifying infectious patients, the management advice to protect others, to ventilation, building works and water safety. You will also be involved in teaching and education and in advising clinical teams.

Allied Health Professionals with Infection control experience are welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

The post holder reports to the Lead Nurse and Manager Infection Prevention & Control, with an overall purpose of supporting the Infection & Prevention Control Service across the OUHFT. The prevention of healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) is a corporate and national priority, and a core element of safe high-quality care that promotes patient dignity and positive experiences for patients and their families.

The post holder will be a role model for infection prevention and control, must be able to work independently across the setting, be an effective member of the wider team and demonstrate excellent communication skills.

Working in this team will also support you to work autonomously to create quality improvement projects in IPC, using your creative and leadership skills whilst having support from the team to allow you to achieve these goals. Personal development is important to the Oxford IPC team so you must be interested in your future and the future of our IPC team.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trustis one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training, and research. Find out more

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - theJohn Radcliffe Hospital,Churchill HospitalandNuffield Orthopaedic Centrein Headington and theHorton General Hospitalin Banbury.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide specialist advice and expertise to support the prevention, surveillance, and control of infection across OUHFT.

Contribute to the day-to-day maintenance and further development of a high quality, proactive, responsive, and accessible infection prevention and control service.

Assist in developing and reviewing specialist infection control policies and protocols, in order to promote and maintain the highest standards of infection prevention and control practice that is evidence and research based.

Provide training and education to increase awareness of infection prevention and control issues amongst all disciplines and grades of staff within the Trust.

Contribute to the Annual Infection Prevention and Control work programme on behalf of the Infection Prevention & Control Team (IPCT).

Create quality improvement projects across a wide range of settings to support best evidence practice.

The team will be moving to providing a 7-day service to the Trust.

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Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way



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