Clinical Lead/Head of Infection Prevention

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
Barrow in Furness
£58,972 to £68,525 a year Pro rata
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
A position has become available to lead the Infection Prevention and acute Tissue Viability services. The post holder will lead the team to deliver excellence in the fields of infection prevention and control and tissue viability. Working across the MBHT trust engaging with all care groups to develop and deliver a strategy for Infection Prevention and Control and inpatient tissue viability that supports outstanding care.

The post holder will lead the small dynamic Infection Prevention and Acute Tissue Viability teams to deliver a robust trust wide strategy. The team work flexibly across the MBHT footprint supporting all care groups and services. The team are innovative and creative in their thinking and are a very supportive group who work well under pressure to deliver a high quality service.

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Lead/Head of Infection Prevention and Acute Tissue Viability will be a visible, inclusive and collaborative leader, ensuring delivery of the Trust's vision to provide the highest possible standards of compassionate care the very best patient and colleague experience and to listen to and involve patients, employees and carers.

They will provide leadership and expert advice in all matters relating to the delivery and implementation of Infection prevention in line with National guidance and ensure that the service supports the implementation. To meet the Trust's objectives, enabling teams to deliver continual improvement in safe high quality, outcomes and service experience for patients, colleagues and citizens.

As clinical lead for infection prevention and acute tissue viability the post holder will take full responsibility for developing, delivering and ongoing review of the Infection Prevention and Tissue Viability strategies. To develop the strategy for the service to ensure growth and sustainability.

They will take overall responsibility for the effective day-to-day running of the infection prevention and acute tissue viability service and provide expert clinical and professional advice to Executive Directors, Managers and Clinicians within the Trust and external clients on matters relating to Infection Prevention/Tissue Viability, in line with Statutory, National and Local legislation and guidance.

About us

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services, district nursing services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across the Morecambe Bay footprint.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website

Person Specification



  • Experience managing an IP/TV service
  • Masters degree or working towards
  • Evidence of managing organisational change


  • Experience of writing board level papers/reports
  • Experience of commissioning, community or mental health provision



  • NMC Registration or other equivalent/professional registration
  • Educated to Masters level with a post graduate qualification in infection prevention and control at BSc/Masters level or equivalent experience


  • Quality Improvement methodology course attendance Management or leadership qualification



  • Ability to establish credibility rapidly with wide range of staff Ability to deal sensitively with emotive issues
  • Ability to demonstrate qualities of resilience, fairness, personal insight and awareness

Personal Qualities


  • Understanding of and commitment to Equal Opportunities.
  • Competent IT skills and data interpretation skills Report writing skills

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust


Cross Bay

Barrow in Furness

LA14 4LF

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