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Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) Practitioner

Employer
London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you passionate about infection control?Do you want to gain experience in the pre-hospital setting through being part of the largest ambulance service in the UK, supporting to provide high standards of care across London?

The London Ambulance Service is currently recruiting an Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner to join their pro-active Infection Control Team.

The IPC Practitioner supports implementation of the Trust's commitment to provide safe, effective and efficient care to patients and ensure the well-being of its staff by delivering a comprehensive Infection Prevention and Control service.

Main duties of the job

The candidate for this post will have experience within an Infection Prevention & Control setting and a desire to progress their training within this field. This role aids to ensure the annual work programme is delivered through a robust auditing, escalation and assurance process. They will inspire and motivate others and, act as a role model and a professional source of advice for staff and external colleagues when required.

About us

In return for commitment and dedication, the Trust offer a range of training and development opportunities for the successful candidate.

The post holder will be based at Waterloo HQ, but will be required to travel to undertake work at locations across the London Ambulance Service area.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key responsibilities include
  • Assist with sustaining the IPC audit plan verifying and analysing outcomes for escalation and/or improvement.
  • Be a role model for infection prevention and control practice, ensuring that both Trust policy and CQC compliance standards are upheld.
  • Provide reports regarding specific areas of responsibility and contribute to the annual report.
  • Identify, report and escalate IPC risks as well as updating and reviewing incidents on Datix.
  • Contribute to developing training packages and communications, to be pitched to a variety of audiences both internal and external.

Applicants are advised to read all the information enclosed in 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.

Priorities are given to candidates at risk.

We reserve the right to close this advert early should there be a high number of applicants.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Accreditations, Education

Essential

  • Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) degree module or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 2 years working as a registered nurse, paramedic, or allied healthcare professional
  • Teaching qualification and experience of teaching


Desirable

  • Other healthcare qualifications such as an advanced specialist healthcare qualification and healthcare experience


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in health care in any setting relevant to the role
  • Experience in policy development and procedures
  • Experience of developing, conducting, analysing and reporting trends from IPC audits taking action as appropriate
  • Experience of producing training materials and information leaflets
  • Strategic thinking


Desirable

  • Experience of working with an IPC team


Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Current understanding of research, and application of evidence based practice
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Able to undertake audits, report writing and sharing results at relevant groups or committees
  • Effective time management able to manage own workload
  • Timely completion of task and accurate record keeping
  • Familiar with using Datix, or similar risk management system A/I
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills at all levels within the Trust and with external partners
  • Effective use of change management skills and risk management
  • Car driver with full driving licence alternative means of transport across sites
  • Ability to challenge practice using evidence based practice


Desirable

  • Have an understanding of the NHS and IPC strategies and their impact on the Trust
  • Database development and management


Personal Abilities

Essential

  • Adhere to the Trust values and behaviours
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Innovator, motivator
  • Assertiveness skills
  • Capable of lateral thinking
  • Works well using own initiative and as part of a team
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Able to deal confidentially with personal and sensitive information


Employer details

Employer name

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Address

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Waterloo HQ (role also involves cross-site)

London

SE1 8SD

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

308-CORP-2890

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