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Infection Prevention and Control Nurse / Practitioner

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
The Community Infection Prevention and Control Team are looking for an enthusiastic team player to join them on a secondment / fixed term basis to support care homes, extra care, supported living and non-CQC registered adult social care services such as day centres.

If you have experience working within the community as an IPC link professional this would be perfect opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills within an established team.

Main duties of the job

The role will focus on improving infection prevention and control standards by primarily undertaking audits, data collection and supporting with guidance and delivering bespoke training packages.

Contribute to the education and support of the infection prevention & control link group networks.

Participate in the formal and informal infection prevention and control education of all disciplines of staff, patients, and their carers.

Maintain accurate, legible, and timely records of patient care using the ICNet electronic system.

Participate in the infection control audit and surveillance programmes and support the dissemination of findings.

Support the implementation of change and the development of the infection prevention andcontrol service, facilitating the change process whilst encouraging others.

Closing date of applications: 29th May 2024

Interview date: 12th June 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • Staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments a day.
  • We are the 4 th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.
  • UHDB is a research active University Hospital with a large and varied portfolio of clinical trials and research opportunities for all staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification

Education and Training


  • Current professional registration
  • Experience of delivering formal and informal training to staff


  • Infection prevention and control link professional
  • Experience of developing training packages

Experience & Knowledge


  • Post registration experience
  • Experience of mentoring or support staff
  • Experience of audit

Skills and Ability


  • Experience of identifying problems, analysing information before reaching a judgement
  • Ability to prioritise workload


  • Uses clinical system

Communications and interpersonal skills


  • Experience of communicating complex and sensitive information

Other requirements


  • Able to travel to all trust sites, including community settings and to external venues when required

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


The Johnson Building

Locomotive Way


DE24 8PU

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