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Infection Prevention and Control Nurse

Employer
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
Location
Weston-Super-Mare
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you an experienced nurse looking for a new challenge? Do you want to develop new skills and gain a new qualification within an essential and unique speciality?

Join the Infection Prevention and Control team at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust as a Band 6 Infection Prevention and Control Specialist Nurse!

Predominantly based at Weston General Hospital in Weston-super-Mare you'll play a vital role in enhancing infection prevention practices and minimising hospital-acquired infections across UHBW.

This position offers you the opportunity to gain a formal infection prevention and control qualification within this developmental position, should you not already be qualified.

What we're looking for:
  • Passion for patient safety and a commitment to advancing infection prevention and control practices.
  • Ability to provide infection prevention and control advice
  • Proven ability to upskill and educate others
  • Proficiency in managing change
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to engage effectively with colleagues and stakeholders


Main duties of the job

You will be supporting the provision of good infection prevention and control practices and providing advice and continuous education to the Trust. This will involve collaboratively working with the Lead Infection Prevention and Control Nurse to drive our infection prevention and control agenda forward at a local level. This includes:
  • Deliver specialist infection prevention and control advice and support to clinical and non-clinical services
  • Assess infection risks and advice on isolation requirements
  • Educate and upskill new members of the team and develop the future of UHBW
  • Support the team in managing key infection prevention and control improvement initiatives

Benefits:
  • Competitive salary package
  • Opportunities for professional development and advancement
  • Supportive work environment within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Contributing to meaningful initiatives in patient safety and infection prevention ensuring a seamless infection prevention and control service

Our Infection Prevention and Control Team is a multidisciplinary team including the Director of Infection Prevention and Control (DIPC), microbiologists, infection prevention and control nurses, and an antimicrobial pharmacist.

For an informal meeting or any further information please contact:

Selena Luff, Lead Infection Prevention and Control Nurse Selena.Luff@uhbw.nhs.uk

01934 881070

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • RGN 1st Level qualification with at least three years post registration experience
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Qualification in Teaching and Assessing or willing to work towards


Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Appropriate post registration experience in nursing
  • Appropriate proven leadership and management experience


Desirable

  • Experience of undertaking research or audit projects


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • IT skills including use of email and Microsoft Office packages


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)

Address

Weston General Hosptial

Weston-Super-Mare

BS23 4TQ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

387-DT-4939-IB-B

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