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Infection Prevention and Control Nurse

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic band 6 Infection Prevention and Control Specialist Nurse to join the Infection Prevention and Control Team. This is a development post which can lead to you gaining a formal infection prevention and control qualification if you do not already have one. You will be primarily based on the Bristol location but will work across both Bristol and Weston sites to improve infection prevention and control practice and reduce hospital acquired infections. Although this post will have a focus on paediatric and women's divisions, you will also be required to offer expertise infection prevention and control advice to adult services. You will support the Lead Infection Prevention and Control Nurse in delivering the infection control agenda at a local level. You must have a passion for patient safety and the infection prevention and control agenda.

You will support the provision of infection prevention and control advice and education to the Trust and support the team in managing key infection control improvement initiatives. You will be a key member of the team providing a clinically knowledgeable and responsive service. You will develop skills in managing change and will demonstrate excellent interpersonal abilities.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work and develop in a small team within a multiple speciality acute healthcare setting caring for paediatrics and adults.

Main duties of the job


Work collaboratively as part of the multidisciplinary team providing specialist advice and support whilst maintaining effective lines of communication.

Communicate with other organisations i.e. United Kingdom Health Security Agency, Clinical Commissioning Groups etc. in accordance with good infection prevention and control practice.

Communicates highly sensitive, complex, and sometimes distressing condition related information demonstrating empathy and providing reassurance to patients, relatives and staff.

Patient Care:

Act as a credible role model to all clinical and support staff to support the effective provision of Infection Prevention and Control practices across the Trust.

Assess and interpret patient's infection control status/risk and other patient conditions taking appropriate action and care planning.

Assess, plan and implement clinical care in line with own competence and confidence, supporting patients as required.

Work with clinical staff across the organisation supporting practice and providing specialist advice to ensure high standards of infection prevention and control practice are embedded.

Maintains clear, accurate and up-to-date patient records in line with professional standards and Trust guidance/policy.

Provide clinical support during outbreaks of infection or contamination events. In some circumstances duties may be required outside of normal working hours to effectively manage these.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward- thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Appropriate post registration experience in nursing, speciality.
  • Appropriate proven leadership and management experience.
  • Proven commitment and experience, experience in teaching.
  • Evidence of commitment to research-based practice or evidence of project work undertaken.
  • Experience as preceptor/mentor.


  • Experience of undertaking research or audit projects.

Skills and Abilities


  • Organisation and management skills.
  • Teaching.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of national and local specialty specific issues.
  • IT skills including use of email and Microsoft Office packages.
  • Act as a role model and as a mentor/assessor.
  • Innovative and participates with practice and policy change.
  • Awareness of professional responsibilities to self and others.
  • Commitment to the development and provision of high-quality nursing care.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Awareness of current national changes in nursing/NHS.


  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Flexibility, adaptability to meet needs of a changing service.

Qualifications and Training


  • RGN 1st Level qualification with at least 3 years post registration experience.
  • Current NMC registration.
  • Registered qualification in paediatric nursing or health related subject.
  • Relevant accredited post registration qualification at Level 3.
  • Qualification in Teaching and Assessing.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Infirmary

Marlborough Street



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