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Infection Prevention and Control Nurse

Employer
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Location
Norwich
Salary
Depending on experience pay point dependent on experience
Closing date
9 Mar 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
The post is accountable to the Lead IPC/Senior IPAC Nurse/Practitioner for the day-to-day Infection Prevention & Control management across NCH& C and to assist with on-going improvement in the quality of the patient's experience.

The post holder has a responsibility act upon standards of Infection Prevention & Control that fall below the acceptable standard and legislative responsibilities.

This position is involved in ensuring the trust complies with its legislative and licensing requirements, i.e. The Health and Social Care Act 2015, and for the provision of specialist advice and guidance for all health care professionals and support staff across the trust.

Main duties of the job

To work as an integral part of the Infection Prevention & Control Team, for further details please see job description

About us

Through integrated health and social care NCHC improves the quality of peoples lives, providing care closer to home.

We are committed to prioritising the health and wellbeing of all our people and creating a great employee experience. We create a working environment where diversity is valued, people feel safe and there is equity for everyone.

The Infection Prevention and Control team has been recognized regionally and nationally for their innovative ways or working beyond boundaries in their collaboration with partners.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an Outstanding rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating an the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see separate job description and person specification for full details of role which outlines main responsibilities

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma or 1st level degree or equivalent experience
  • Registered Nurse
  • Current NMC registration
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


Desirable

  • Diploma / degree in Infection Prevention & Control or working towards
  • Mentorship of learners


Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of post registration experience


Desirable

  • Experience of working in community based services
  • Experience of working in IPC
  • IPC link practitioner


Knowledge Skills & Ability

Essential

  • Excellent Communication skills both verbal & written
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise and organise own workload
  • Ability to develop and deliver training programmes.
  • Assertive and able to deal with colleagues, patients and the public at all levels.
  • Computer skills


Desirable

  • Demonstrable Leadership skills
  • Ability to analyse complex information and use own judgement to problem solve.
  • Clinical supervision


other

Essential

  • Professional appearance
  • evidence of teamwork
  • Resourceful
  • Able to establish positive relationships and mutual respect.
  • Confident and resilient and able to deal with conflict.
  • Full UK driving


Desirable

  • Role model in uniform standards


Knowledge / Understanding

Essential

  • Demonstrate sound evidence-based approach to applying information.
  • Knowledge of governance and risk management


Desirable

  • Sound knowledge of Infection Control Policies / Practices
  • Knowledge of the principles and practice of surveillance


Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

Norwich Community Hospital

Bowthorp Road

Norwich

NR2 3TU

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839-6057886-AK

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