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Infection Prevention & Control Practice Educator

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Primary and Community Nursing services are currently looking for a motivated active NMC registered nurse/ midwife/ health visitor with a passion for infection prevention and quality improvement, to deliver safe effective care to our community patients. The Practice Educator role will support the Service Group's Infection Prevention and Control lead to deliver education, promote best practice and value based healthcare that aligns to the Health Boards core priories to reduce Health Care Acquired infections in our Region. Primary Therapy and Community Services work closely with the Health Boards dynamic Infection, Prevention and Control team and other service group leads to deliver a whole system approach as well as linking participating in National Forums and linking with Public Health Wales Colleagues.

Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) is an essential part of everyday practice in all health care settings and the responsibility of everyone. This is a new role which will focus on quality improvement projects, including delivering best practice education and training to support community teams across Swansea and Neath Board Talbot. If you have a passion in improving outcomes for patients, enhance learning in Infection prevention and share that learning while improving the practices of others, we welcome your application.

Main duties of the job

The successful post holder will become an integral member of the Primary Care and Community Team as a Practice Educator in this specialist area and gain valuable experience working alongside members of the team to deliver the Service Groups Infection Prevention and Control improvement plan. This will include undertaking site visits across the region for assurance purposes, participating in the delivery of education, training and audit programmes, supporting learning related to healthcare associated infections via key priority projects delivered across the service group.

You will gain valuable experience working collaboratively with many staff disciplines and Service Groups across Swansea Bay. Influencing and supporting best practice through positive role modelling and learning, providing assurance that a equitable and high standard of care is being delivered across a variety of community settings.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post, but not essential. English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/ Midwife/ Health Visitor
  • Active NMC Registration and evidence of maintaining a portfolio to meet revalidation requirements
  • First Degree (or working towards)
  • Nationally recognised specialist qualification in IPC, or equivalent (or willingness to undertake such training within 1 year)



  • Experience as a registered nurse/ midwife/health visitor
  • Experience in multi-disciplinary team working
  • Experience in Infection Prevention & Control
  • Experience in facilitating change and evidence of innovations


  • Experience participating in Quality Improvement programmes
  • Interest in Infection Prevention & Control
  • Previous experience of working in an acute care setting
  • Previous experience of working in the community/ mental health/ learning disabilities setting
  • Knowledge of alert organism surveillance and other surveillance programmes e.g. as specified by the Welsh Government
  • Theoretical knowledge of National Infection Prevention & Control agenda



  • Demonstrates good leadership skills as well as the ability to be a good team member
  • Demonstrates excellent communication and presentation skills both written and verbal
  • Demonstrates good prioritisation and forward planning skills
  • Established IT Skills
  • Has well developed concentration skills which are utilised over long periods of time throughout the working day in managing complex Infection Prevention & Control issues
  • Good organisational skills
  • Confident, approachable and able to work effectively with a wide range of staff and users of the service
  • Ability to work under pressure and cope with change/ adjust plans quickly and responsively in the light of new information or changed circumstances
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - including observation, listening and empathy skills
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Knowledge of standard of record keeping and ability to audit this
  • Demonstrates good analytical and reflection skills
  • Able to make clinical decisions following assessment of complex cases where there are several/ many components to be considered and/ or where opinion differs
  • Able to identify areas for own Personal Development Plan/ Professional Portfolio including specific objectives related to own work


  • Established communication and interpersonal skills in communicating highly complex information when there are significant barriers to acceptance or understanding
  • Experience in collaborative and partnership working
  • Ability to speak welsh

Other requirements


  • Ability to travel between Health Board sites
  • Able to work flexibly if/when required
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Satisfactory police/ CRB check
  • Reliable, conscientious and hard-working

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Block A NPTH

Baglan Way


SA12 7BX

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