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Clinical Specialist Practitioner - IPC (AMS)

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have experience in working in Infection Prevention and Control in the acute setting? Are you looking for a new challenge? At Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust (BHT) the Infection Prevention and Control Team (IPCT) are looking to recruit an experienced and passionate infection prevention and control specialist into the above position including a focus on Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS).

The post holder will be instrumental in introducing new members of the team to the speciality and building strong clinical relationships. The role will be integral to the service's implementation strategy as part of the annual plan which will involve designing teaching strategies to help the Trust to adapt post pandemic.

The post holder will be a role model for infection prevention and control, must be able to work independently across the setting, be an effective member of the wider team and demonstrate excellent communication skills.

Working in this team will also support you to work autonomously to create quality improvement projects in IPC, using your creative and leadership skills whilst having support from the team to allow you to achieve these goals.

Main duties of the job

Provide specialist advice and expertise to support the prevention, surveillance, and Investigates outbreaks of hospital infection with reference to their source and mode of spread and following risk assessment advices on relevant measures for control.
  • Communicates information to other members of the Infection Prevention & Control Team and other staff where relevant (e.g. Public Health, Operations Manager, Clinical Managers).
  • Interprets laboratory results and provides appropriate advice on management of individuals and groups. Explains the significance of laboratory reports to hospital staff and relates clinical information to laboratory staff when required.
  • Visits wards and departments to audit, evaluate and update prevention and control of infection measures and facilitates the change process empowering staff to take ownership of local issues.
  • Participates in both Trust and National Surveillance Schemes for Healthcare Associated infection in liaison with the other members of the Infection Prevention & Control Team, appropriate wards and other agencies.
  • Uses motivational, negotiation, training and reassurance skills in order to resolve issues and to achieve goals (e.g. instigation of cohort bays).
  • Develops co-operation from staff and strategies for overcoming barriers to understanding.

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! -

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?o As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.o We offer flexible and agile working opportunities, alongside your NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement, pension and access to NHS discount schemes. o We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

A keen supporter of the Armed Forces Community who know the value of employing a service leaver/veteran and their families.

Why work for us?o We're committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.o As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.o Greater diversity within our BHT family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.What do we stand for?o Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.o Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.o Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you have a disability that makes submitting this online application difficult and would like assistance, please contact us on quoting the vacancy reference number.

Person Specification



  • Current relevant professional registration e.g., HCPC registered Clinical Scientist or Biomedical Scientist or NMC registered Nurse
  • First level Degree in nursing or related subject or equivalent level experience
  • Infection Prevention & Control Qualification.
  • Postgraduate knowledge through training in a relevant field/topic, or experience to master's equivalent level
  • Evidence of recent further continued professional development.


  • MSc in infection prevention and control



  • Minimum 5 years' experience in a healthcare setting with line management and teaching experience
  • Experience within the Infection Prevention and Control speciality.
  • Liaison with hospital/ community staff and public
  • Multi-disciplinary Meetings participation and contribution
  • Experience. of undertaking audits and surveillance relating to infection control
  • Demonstrable success in leading and delivering change and performance
  • Experience in the AMS aspects of infection prevention and control and decontamination
  • Writing and updating policies/guidance and protocols.
  • Quality improvement initiatives - developing and implementing Incident/Outbreak Management

Knowledge and skills


  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbal
  • To work autonomously
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to work within a team and independently.

Special circumstances


  • Able to travel to other sites
  • Adapts to different working conditions
  • willing to undertake further studies as required

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Stoke Mandeville Hospital (Trust wide)

Mandeville Road


HP21 8AL

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