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Infection Prevention Nurse Manager

Employer
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Worcester
Salary
£58,972 to £68,525 a year
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 8B
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are seeking a Nurse Manager in Infection Prevention and Control. This is an exciting opportunity to improve patient experience to ensure that receive clean safe care.

You will occupy a high-profile role, be readily accessible, and bear management and consultancy responsibilities for implementing the infection control strategy, while providing effective clinical leadership that supports and inspires colleagues.

The role is crucial in establishing and maintaining operational IPC assurance processes.

Improving Diversity and Inclusive Recruitment:

As part of the Trust's aim to improve diversity across the Trust, positive action is being taken and all applications for this post from BAME, Disabled and LGBT+ candidates can request to be considered under an expanded Guaranteed Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum criteria as specified in the person specification for this role.

Applicants will be prompted in the application form to declare if they wish to be considered under this expanded Guaranteed Interview Scheme, and their response would be visible to the Shortlisting Panel.

If you have any queries about expanded Guaranteed Interview Scheme, please contact Rob Saunders (HR Manager - Recruitment) in confidence via email robert.saunders1@nhs.net

Main duties of the job

The appointee will serve as a vital member of the Infection Prevention and Control team (IPC) and collaborate with clinical colleagues to oversee infection control rates and implement necessary actions and changes to decrease incidence.

They will provide leadership for the IPC Programme, ensuring operational service delivery across various areas.

The role involves making a substantial contribution to the initiatives led by the Chief Nurse/Director of IPC and the Deputy Director of IPC (DDIPC), aiming to improve the Trust's adherence to The Health and Social Care Act 2008.

Additionally, the role requires working in partnership with Estates and Facilities staff to ensure compliance with legislation and regulatory standards, including but not limited to Health Technical Memoranda (HTM) and Health Building Notes (HBN), in alignment with Trust Estates and Facilities protocols.

Coordinate the activities of IPC nurses in preventing, monitoring, and controlling infections across the Trust as part of the IPC team.

Offer specialized IPC guidance and knowledge to the Trust's multi-disciplinary team members.

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is over 7,000 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

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


Desirable

  • Leadership and/or management training
  • Teaching qualification e.g. ENB998, City & Guilds 730 or equivalent.


Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of five years post registration nursing experience
  • Minimum of 1 year working as a Band 8a infection control nurse.
  • 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
  • Incident Management
  • Experience of managing an Infection Control Team.
  • Experience of managing a budget


Desirable

  • 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)
  • IPC in the Built Environment


Improving Diversity and Inclusive Recruitment

Essential

  • As part of the Trust's aim to improve diversity across the Trust, positive action is being taken and all applications for this post from BAME, Disabled and LGBT+ candidates can request to be considered under an expanded Guaranteed Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum criteria as specified in the person specification for this role. Here you can declare if you wish to be considered under this expanded Guaranteed Interview Scheme and this response would be visible to the Shortlisting Panel.


Employer details

Employer name

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Charles Hastings Way

Worcester

Worcestershire

WR5 1DD

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