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Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner (AFC Band 5/6)

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a registered practitioner (Allied Health Professional, Nurse or Midwife) to join the Infection Prevention and Control Team within Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust. We have an excellent track record for developing our team and providing opportunity for progression. We are excited to provide a new opportunity for an enthusiastic professional for this development post.

You will work as a member of the Infection Prevention and Control Team contributing to the day to day maintenance and further development of a high quality, proactive, responsive and accessible infection prevention and control service for the community of Walsall. The successful applicant will provide clinical expertise and advice on the prevention, surveillance, investigation and control of infection, to all disciplines of staff.

Main duties of the job

Applications are invited for a full time and part time Infection Prevention and Control practitioner (Band 5/6 dependant on experience) post to work within the infection prevention and control team providing a Trust wide service for the prevention, surveillance, investigation and control of infection within the Trust.

The role intends on promotion to a band 6 position when the successful practitioner can demonstrate competence in the role. This consists of a robust development programme in order to achieve competencies. This position will be offered as a band 6 if the candidate can demonstrate appropriate infection prevention experience.

The role will include infection prevention and control audits in a range of settings including the acute hospital and community settings, supporting the monitoring and follow up of infections and work with other members of the Infection Control Team to promote good infection control practice via education.

The post holder will need to demonstrate an ability to work both independently and as part of a team, be enthusiastic, motivated and forward thinking.

Experience of managing projects and the ability to set own priorities and meet tight deadlines essential.

About us

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides integrated acute and community Healthcare in the West Midlands serving a population of 260,000 residents. Walsall Manor Hospital houses the full range of district general hospital services. The �170 million development was completed in 2010 and we are continually upgrading. Construction of the new integrated critical care unit was completed in 2018, extension of a Neonatal Unit and an approved plan to build a brand new, state of the art Emergency Department which will commence in 2021.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Participate in the review and implementation of infection related policies and procedures
  • Participate in the surveillance of healthcare acquired infection
  • To assist in the Investigation and to provide support during outbreaks of infection.
  • To participate in the implementation of infection control audits and assist in the preparation of reports and action plans.
  • To provide specialist infection prevention and control advice on healthcare new builds and renovation projects, equipment purchases and clinical waste management, to meet national guidance and local standards.
  • Liaise with other departments regarding infection control related issues.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information

Person Specification



  • oA current NMC registration or registration with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • o Study at Diploma/degree level


  • oIn possession of infection control qualification e.g. BSc Infection Control
  • oRecognised teaching qualification e.g. Mentorship, ENB 998, C& G 7303

Interest in role


  • o Evidence of interest in subject matter



  • oExperience of audit cycle
  • o Clinical teaching


  • oPrevious working within infection control team or Infection control champion/link worker



  • Enthusiasm for speciality
  • Motivated and flexible
  • Assertive and tactful
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
  • Evidence of a commitment to lifelong learning


  • prepared to travel on business

Knowledge and Skills


  • Ability to lead by example and to motivate and empower others.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Presentation skills
  • Positive and effective team worker.
  • Good understanding of the principles of infection prevention and control
  • Ability to recognise own limitations.


  • Ability to organise own workload as well as work as part of a team
  • Good Computer skills including Outlook, Word, Excel
  • Awareness of national infection prevention and control and communicable disease policy, initiatives and issue
  • Principles of clinical audit, clinical governance & risk.
  • Knowledge of epidemiology and surveillance

Employer details

Employer name

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust


Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Moat Road



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