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Infection Prevention & Control Nurse

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced NMC registered nurse to join the infection prevention & control team at Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

This part-time role (22.5 hours/ WTE 0.6) will be based at Kingfisher Court, Forest Lane, Radlett, Hertfordshire, WD7 9FB and there will be an expectation to travel to other sites within the trust as required.

Working closely with other members of the team, the successful candidate will play a crucial role in delivering a high-quality IPC service to staff and service users and should demonstrate excellent communication skills.

As a key member of the team, you should demonstrate the ability to show initiative and flexibility in answering queries/incidents from both staff, service users and external organisations as required.

You will need to demonstrate excellent organisational skills and have an approachable manner. Experience of leading a team and effecting change in practice using behaviour change theory through education, feedback, audits and sharing learning from incidents.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will:- Be an integral member of the Infection Prevention and Control Team, working closely with the Consultant Nurse Infection Prevention and Control (CN IPC), to provide an efficient and effective service to all areas across the organisation.- Provide highly developed specialist advice and information relating to infection prevention and control across the range of work procedures and practices underpinned by theoretical knowledge and relevant practical experience.- Lead in the development, delivery, planning and organisation of the infection control educational programme sessions and evaluate training and teaching provided.

- Lead in the organisation, planning and coordinate infection control practice audits and write the necessary reports and provide feedback.- Empower all Trust staff to assist in the prevention and control of infection- Deliver Trust targets associated with maintaining and reducing healthcare associated infections including monitoring surveillance and analysis of infection data- Act as a role model in providing a visible presence within the clinical area and as an educator, ensuing that the environment and clinical practice comply with the Health and Social Care Act - Code of Practice (2022) and updates- Assist the NC IPC in reviewing and implementing policies, protocols and strategies to effectively manage infection prevention and control in HPFT.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description

Job responsibilities

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust, we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire which you can find in the 'Further Links' section of this advert. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form.

Please refer to the detailed job description and person specification:

Working closely with other members of the team, the successful candidate will play a crucial role in delivering a high-quality IPC service to staff and service users and should demonstrate excellent communication skills.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Nurse (RGN/RMN/RNLD)
  • Degree level education in health related subject
  • Recognised post registration qualification in Infection Prevention and Control (Degree/Diploma qualification)
  • Evidence of consistent professional and education development at an advanced level
  • E.N.B 998 or equivalent (Relevant teaching qualification)
  • Additional areas of training through short courses
  • Membership of professional bodies


  • Master (or working towards a Masters)



  • Significant experience in the specialist field of IPC (equivalent to masters/degree/post graduate diploma
  • Experience of managing change
  • Experience in clinical audit
  • Experience in policy development
  • Teaching experience

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Kingfisher Court, Forest Lane, Kingsley Green, Radlett, WD7 9FB

Forest Lane



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