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Band 8b Nurse Consultant - Infection Prevention and Control

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Moseley, Birmingham
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
At BSMHFT we are seeking a Nurse Consultant in Infection Prevention and Control.

Reporting to the Acting Deputy Director of Nursing, you will hold a high-profile role, be accessible and have management & consultancy responsibility for the delivery of the infection control strategy, whilst providing effective clinical leadership that supports and inspires colleagues.

The post is fundamental in ensuring IPC assurance processes are in place and operational at BSMHFT.

You will be responsible for reducing the impact of infection on health services and reducing the incidents of healthcare associate infections (HCAI) across our patch.

The interview date is: 15 May 2024

Main duties of the job

Aspects of this role incorporate:
  • managerial
  • clinical
  • evidence-based practice
  • research
  • professional
  • training and education
  • practice & service development, research & evaluation
  • leadership & consultation function
  • financial responsibility

Please refer to the job description which provides further information

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities are available within the job description which provides further information

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Minimum of five years post registration nursing experience
  • Minimum of 1 year working as a Band 8a infection control nurse (or equivalent) in a community or mental health or learning disability setting.
  • Experience of managing a team.
  • Experience of conducting clinical audits.
  • Good knowledge of the current UK healthcare agenda, including the Code of Practice on Health Care Acquired Infection, CNST and Standards for Better Health
  • Experience of managing an Infection Control Team.
  • Experience of managing a budget


  • Understanding of research design and implementation.
  • Experience of developing and delivering training programmes.
  • Experience of designing Annual Program of works
  • Experience on developing policies and procedures
  • Experience working in collaboration with external agencies (e.g. CCG, CQC, PHE, PHE)



  • Skills in setting and monitoring standards of practice and performance.
  • Skills in word processing and use of email.
  • Skills in time management and workload prioritisation.
  • Supervision and line management skills.
  • Skills in making judgements and decisions on risk issues and apply risk principles to a diverse range of situations without direct supervision.
  • Report writing skills
  • Presentation skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Interpersonal and relationship management skills.


  • Skills in use of Microsoft word.
  • Microsoft outlook and excel spreadsheet.
  • Chairing skills.
  • Experience in working in complex systems
  • Experience in interpreting epidemiological data

Training & Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse with current NMC registration.
  • Master's Degree in healthcare or equivalent experience.
  • Degree Level qualification
  • Qualification in Infection Control Nursing.
  • Leadership and/or management training.


  • Teaching qualification e.g ENB998, City & Guilds 730 or equivalent.

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to motivate and inspire others.
  • Enthusiasm and persistence
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work as part of a team and develop effective working relationships
  • Pragmatic problem solving approach
  • Self motivation


  • Committed to personal development



  • Current membership of the Infection Control Nurses Association
  • Smart and presentable
  • Satisfactory health record

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Uffculme Centre

52 Queensbridge Road

Moseley, Birmingham

B13 8QY

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