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Infection Prevention & Control Nurse

Employer
Hywel Dda University Health Board
Location
Carmarthen
Salary
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum pro rota
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
The Infection Prevention Team is looking for an experienced nurse with a keen interest in infection prevention to help them with implementing the Infection Prevention Programme across the health board..You will be part of a team providing a proactive and responsive service offering expert infection prevention advice and information across the health board. An induction and work placed training with supervision and support shall be provided.

Main duties of the job

Assist in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the Infection Prevention Improvement Plan in collaboration with the Senior Infection Prevention Nurse (IPN) /ANP-Infection Prevention (IP)

In collaboration with the Health Board wide Infection Prevention Team develop training resources.

Assist the Health Board wide Infection Prevention Team, to develop patient / staff and relative information resources as required.

Assist the Senior IPN/ ANP-Infection Prevention in implementing the Infection Prevention training programme.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Interviews to be held on 03/06/2024.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 12,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices (six of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh isdesirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

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Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge

Essential

  • Graduate or working towards degree
  • Level 3 module relevant to teaching
  • Willing to attend Infection Prevention & Control study days / conferences / Infection Prevention & Control level 3 modules


Desirable

  • Research module
  • Infection Prevention & Control module
  • E-Learning HAI Champions Course


Experience

Essential

  • RGN (level 1) demonstrable success in previous role
  • CPD and experience to postgraduate diploma level


Desirable

  • Healthcare Associated Infection Champion
  • IP& C LinkNurse


Language Skills

Desirable

  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)


Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Address

Glangwili General Hospital

Carmarthen

SA31 2AF

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

100-NMR179-0524

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