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Band 6 IPC Nurse - Infection Control

Employer
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Romford/Iford
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 Per Annum Inclusive
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
BHR are seeking to recruit a highly motivated Registered Nurse who has a keen interest in the field of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC). This is an exciting opportunity to work with the IPC Team and the Director of Infection Prevention and Control (DIPC) at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust as part of a dynamic IPC team. The successful candidate will support the Trust to meet the requirements of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 Code of practice on the prevention and control of infection and related guidance.

The role includes all aspects of IPC and the successful candidates will be developed to be able provide specialist advice, deliver training, perform audit and undertake and interpret surveillance of healthcare associated infection. Support will be given to undertake a specialist qualification in Infection Prevention and Control.

The post provides significant opportunities for development as an individual. This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a developing, forward thinking and user facing department which is an integral part of the clinical patient pathway and patient experience

You will be required to support the delivery of a high quality IPC service across all areas. Therefore you must have a flexible approach to work, demonstrating organizational skills and be able to work to deadlines. You will be required to have good communication skills at all times.

Main duties of the job

To work closely with the Director of Infection Prevention and Control (DIPC), Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control (Dep. DIPC), Infection Prevention & Control Doctor (IPCD) and other Infection Prevention & Control Nurses (IPCNs) in the planning, provision and promotion of a comprehensive Infection Control Service for BHRUT.
  • Identify, investigate and monitor infections and hazardous practices/procedures. Work with the IPCD in the investigation and control of outbreaks of hospital infection
  • Act as liaison between the laboratory, medical and nursing staff to ensure appropriate management of patients in the control of infection whilst monitoring and preventing hospital acquired infection
  • Develop and deliver educational programmes to multi-disciplinary staff
  • The post holder will rotate throughout BHRUHT to gain maximum educational benefit from all specialties within the Trust and to ensure maximum specialist cover for leave.


About us

Under the leadership of our Chair Jacqui Smith and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive, we provide care for the residents of three of the most diverse London boroughs. More than half of our 7,500 strong workforce are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and most live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals, operating from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London.

As we recover from Covid-19, we're proud to be leading the way nationally in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The pandemic provided the drive forour teams to innovate and change.

We know we have more work to do to improve waiting times for urgent and emergency care, and our performance against the four-hour emergency access standard remains challenged, in comparison to many other London trusts.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also pleased to be part of the NEL Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role is an exciting opportunity for those individuals seeking challenges and stimulation. This post will provide the chosen candidate with a unique opportunity to work with an excellent team. Join our team and make a difference.

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process or assistance with completion of the form (for applicants with a disability) can be made to Amanda Vickers, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5926. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • RGN/ ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Experience working in an acute healthcare setting


Desirable

  • Principles & Practices if Infection Control


Skills/Abilities

Desirable

  • Advance PC Skills


Experience/Knowledge

Essential

  • Substantial proven clinical experience at Band 5/6 in Acute ward setting.


Desirable

  • Infection Prevention and Control Link Nurse


Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Across Site

Romford/Iford

RM7 0AG

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162-5043-AV-D

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