Infection Prevention and Control Nurse Band 7, Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced infection prevention and control nurse with the ability to influence and articulate best IPC practice across our broad range of services.
The successful candidate will need to be self-motivated, have a good work ethic, passion for IPC, ability to manage own workload, demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to engage with others.
The post holder will develop a quality, proactive, evidence based Infection Control service, to prevent and reduce the incidence of infections and implement systems to enhance patient and staff safety across the organization.
Previous IPC experience is essential for this role. The successful candidate must also be computer literate, have good organisational skills and be able to demonstrate autonomous working and to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Interviews will be held week beginning 18th December 2023.Main duties of the job
- The post holder will be responsible for providing specialist Infection Prevention & Control advice and support to staff and teams working both in the acute and community services to ensure adherence to good practice in infection prevention and control.
- The post holder will act as an advisor disseminating specialist skills and knowledge to all staff groups, patients and visitors and be visible and accessible to staff, patients and visitors acting as a role model at all times.
- The post holder will contribute to the daily organisation of the service in the absence of the Senior Infection Prevention & Control Nurse.
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.
Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon and our Children's Hospital at Home cares for children with long-term conditions without them having to come to hospital.
Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
As well as offering access to a range of core skills training and professional development. Croydon University Hospital plays an active role in training the clinicians of the future and works in partnership with major London universities
If you want the opportunity to have a real impact, challenge yourself and be part of an NHS Trust thats making a real difference then a career at Croydon Health Services could be just what youre looking for Please see the attached supporting Job Description and Person Specification documents which contain more information about the role.Person SpecificationEducation and QualificationEssential
- RN- clinical experience
- Substantial post Reg Experience
- Skills and ability
- IPC experience
Project and chagne managementEssential
- Teaching Experience
- People Management
- Relevant IPC management
- Relevant IPC qualification
Band 7 experienceEssential
- Years experience
- Teaching Experience
- Substantial experience at Band 7
- People Management
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Substantial experience
- Knowledge and understanding
Croydon University Hospital NHS TrustAddress
Croydon University Hospital
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