Embark on a rewarding journey as our esteemed Infection Prevention and Control Specialist Nurse. In this pivotal role, you will be instrumental in fortifying the health and safety of patients, healthcare professionals, and the community at large.
Your expertise will be crucial in implementing and overseeing meticulous infection prevention and control measures, ensuring a sterile and secure healthcare environment, and upholding compliance with established protocols.
In this role, you will have a highly visible presence in clinical areas and assist the Matron and Director of Infection Prevention in the provision of a comprehensive infection prevention and control programme in Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Elevate your career by joining our healthcare team as an Infection Prevention and Control Specialist Nurse. If you possess a passion for meticulous infection control and a dedication to maintaining the highest standards of care, we welcome your application to be a cornerstone in our commitment to excellence.Main duties of the job
Join the dynamic Infection Prevention & Control Team (IPCT) and be at the forefront of delivering a stellar clinical service to the Trust! As a vital member, you'll provide specialized nursing expertise in identifying, preventing, monitoring, and controlling infections.
Your role extends to being a knowledgeable resource, facilitating infection control, and actively revising Trust policies. Dive into daily laboratory rounds, balance diverse work demands, and contribute to the formulation of teaching strategies. Your knack for logical and structured reporting will shine as you assist in developing audit tools for targeted surveillance.
Critically evaluate information, transform research into actionable advice, and play a pivotal role in shaping infection prevention strategies.
Elevate your career with us as we prioritize excellence in healthcare and infection control!
Whilst Infection Control generally cover Monday to Friday, there will be some expectation to also cover weekend hours.About us
We are a proactive team that embraces change within our organisation. We strive to provide high standards of safe clean care and work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will work alongside other experienced specialist nurses and when you start you will be assigned a mentor who will support you in learning your new role.
As a team we endeavour to break the negative stigma associated with IPC. We are here to help and support our colleagues and do so in a kind, caring, professional manner. We are proud to say that we are fully inclusive, flexible and dynamic.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
The successful candidate will preferably have experience of Infection Prevention and Control practice and be in a position to advise our teams on matters relating to Infection Prevention and Control, or have fulfilled the role of clinical link nurse for infection control. Although previous experience is preferred it is not mandatory as training will be provided.
You will be required to work closely with all divisions, ward/unit managers and matrons across the organisation.
You will be required to work operationally reviewing patients with current/suspected infections providing an advisory role for clinical staff, manage outbreaks of infection and support ward staff with education and Infection Prevention and Control guidance in line with Trust policy and national guidance. You will also contribute/manage the post infection review process.
You must possess outstanding communication skills with a track record of delivery. Nurse registration is not essential to this role, however professional registration is and practical experience of managing Infection Prevention and Control is desirable.
You must be able to demonstrate the values and visions of the organisation and evidence how you enact these into your everyday practice.Person SpecificationQualifications and EducationEssential
- oRegistered Professional
- oRelevant specialist qualification in Infection Control e.g. ENB 329, Diploma/degree in Infection Control / microbiology
- oTeaching Qualification e.g. City and Guilds 7307, ENB 998 or other relevant teaching qualification.
- oFirst degree or on a degree pathway
- oEvidence of consistent professional and education development at an advanced level.
Knowledge & ExperienceEssential
- oManagement qualification
- oMasters or academically able to study at Masters level in a Health related topic
- oCurrent consolidated experience in infection control.
- oUp-to-date clinical credibility / competence
- oExperience of teaching
- oKnowledge of clinical governance issues such as complaints handling, clinical risk management
- oKnowledge of current NHS and Professional issues
- oExperience of leading and embedding change
- oExperience of establishing partnerships in health care with multi -professional groups and patients and carers
- oEvidence of research based practice
- oEvidence of changing practice
Employer detailsEmployer name
- oExperience at ward/department management level
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Royal Preston Hospital
Sharoe Green Lane
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