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Senior Occupational Health / Infection Control Nurse

Employer
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
Harrow
Salary
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a full-time, qualified experienced Senior Specialist Occupational Health / Infection Control (OH) Nurse Practitioner with a post registration specialist degree / masters to join the OH Service, primarily based at Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow. The department provides service to approximately 8,500 employees across the LNWUH NHS Trust and to external clients.

A Consultant Physician led service, the team comprises of two trainees OH Physicians, Psychologist, Clinical Nurse Manager, Specialist OH Nurses and OH practice nurses. Working with the administration team our main priority is to create a dynamic approach to maximise employee's health, wellness at work and productivity.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is a crucial member of the Occupational Health Service (OHS). They will provide professional guidance, mentorship and direction to the OH team on matters related to infection control and prevention, safer sharps and Influenza/ COVID programme.

Whilst the post holder may not be Occupational Health trained, we would want an individual who is willing to undertake Occupation Health activities with appropriate training and support

The post requires collaborative working with numerous services across the Trust including the ICP and the Health & Safety team

They will be the Lead Nurse dealing with outbreaks by providing post-exposure management liaising as well as the audit and governance of data

They will be the Lead Nurse for the Trust-wide annual Influenza and COVID vaccination programme, including the provision of training for peer vaccinators. They will provide regular reports to the Trust board and NHS England during the autumn/ winter months. They will be proactive in these annual campaigns, looking at initiatives to increase uptake

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:
  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A& E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view the main responsibility, please see the attached the Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Education /qualification

Essential

  • RGN with specialist Occupational Health or Infection Prevention & Control degree


Desirable

  • Line management esprince


Knowledge

Essential

  • Specialist Occupational Health or Infection Control nursing experience.


Desirable

  • Mentor or supervisor experience


Application form

Essential

  • OH data base experience -E-Opas


Employer details

Employer name

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Address

Northwick Park Hospital

Watford Road

Harrow

HA1 3UJ

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