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Infection Control Nurse

Employer
Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Cambridge
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Infection Control Nurse is a key member of the Infection, Prevention and Control Team (IPC) and is expected to be highly skilled and knowledgeable in IPC practice and priorities in reducing hospital acquired infections. You will act as an advisor, disseminating specialist skills and knowledge and be visible, accessible and approachable to staff, patients and visitors acting as a role model at all times.

Through analysis of data and audit programmes they will ensure high standards of care are being delivered and maintained in terms of prevention and control of infection and instigate remedial action and monitoring as necessary.

Main duties of the job

Day to day management of infection control issues including outbreaks, providing staff support and running Incident Management Team meetings (IMTs).

Visiting patients to inform them of their infection and providing ongoing education to clinical staff.

The ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team for the benefit of the patients is essential.

The confidence to make clinical decisions and empower to staff to adhere to infection control guidance.

About us

Come Nurse with us...

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It's a great place to nurse, work and live.You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent support the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

If you require sponsorship for a Visa to work in the UK, to avoid disappointment, please check you are not applying from a Red list country - Code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel in England - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Closing date is midnight on 2 June 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 10 June 2024

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?

Our values and reputation for outstanding care Opportunities to experience a range of specialities Career and development opportunities Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team Research experience and opportunities Lovely location and quality of life Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registration on Part 1 or 12 of NMC Register (RGN or RN Adult).
  • Recognised teaching and assessing qualification.
  • Post-graduate degree or equivalent qualification and experience in Infection Control.
  • Nursing or other relevant Health Care related degree or willing to undertake courses.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.


Desirable

  • Membership of special interest and professional group.


Experience

Essential

  • Substantial post-registration experience or equivalent.
  • NHS experience at Band 6 working in infection control or related speciality.
  • Leading and managing a team Leading and managing change within a clinical environment.
  • Presentation of information to professional groups.
  • Experience in clinical audit.
  • Updating policies and procedures.


Desirable

  • Development of education, training and supporting strategies.


Knowledge

Essential

  • Infection Control and the application of this in practice.
  • Policies and procedures for Infection Control Current NHS issues and current developments in nursing practice.
  • Knowledge in Clinical governance processes.
  • NMC standards and Code of conduct, performance and ethics.
  • Management of COSHH and Health and Safety of Patients, staff and visitors.


Skills

Essential

  • Sound communication skills - written and verbal, with all grades of staff.
  • Influencing skills and political awareness.
  • Report writing.
  • IT skills including use of Word, PowerPoint & Excel applications.
  • Ability to sensitively inform service users on appropriate infection control practice, including aspects that may have implications for resources.
  • Assertiveness skills.
  • Ability to motivate self and others.
  • Strong and demonstrable decision making skills - clinical and non-clinical.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Organisational skills.
  • Read academic materials and increase knowledge under own initiative.
  • Critique research findings to benefit area of practice.
  • Resilient disposition.


Desirable

  • Ability to deliver training session and presentation to large audience.


Additonal Requirements

Essential

  • Caring and supportive approach.
  • A team player.
  • Project a strong professional image.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own workload.
  • Proactive and self-motivated.
  • Flexibility in working hours to meet the service needs.
  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.


Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Addenbrookes Hospital-Division A

Hills Road

Cambridge

CB2 2QQ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

180-F-247221

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