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Infection Prevention & Control Nurse

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the dynamic Infection Prevention & Control Service team at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust.

The Infection Prevention & Control Service is seeking to appoint an Band 6 Infection Prevention & Control Service Nurse to cover a period of maternity leave (Sept 2024 to May 2025). This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate who wishes to expand their knowledge, experience and learn new skills within a dynamic team.

The successful candidate will be expected to have a sound knowledge of clinical nursing, excellent clinical skills and experience working in the field of infection prevention & control. You will need to be able to empower staff and facilitate effective infection prevention & control practice within the organisation.

Main duties of the job

Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are vital, with an ability to motivate others, prioritise your workload and have a positive approach due to the challenging work, as no two days are the same.

As the service covers off site facilities, community sites as well as the Stepping Hill site the ability to be able to visit these is an essential part of the role.

You will be required to work to high standards maintaining a high-quality finish to aspects of your work. If this sounds appealing to you, then apply fast as the rarity of this post means when we have sufficient interest before the closing date, we may decide to close this vacancy at an earlier time.

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

If you require support with your application please contact a member of the recruitment team, who can discuss alternative application methods.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

Benefits we offer to you:
  • Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • NHS pension scheme membership
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further
  • NHS Staff discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt
  • Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post is full time, 37.5hours over 7 days with a need for flexibility as there may be early starts, late finishes on some days, with advanced notice.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of �41.90. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary

In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of �13.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse on NMC register
  • Professional or clinical qualification relevant to the speciality or evidence of working towards


  • Evidence of study at degree level
  • Supporting learners in practice course



  • Updated research & evidence based practice
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety issues
  • Awareness of legislation relevant to the post (inc Health & Social Care Act)
  • Evidence of further learning



  • Experience of working in IP & Control or related field experience
  • Evidence of continual professional development
  • Evidence of ability to effectively co-ordinate a team & supervising others
  • Ability to work autonomously & as part of a team


  • Able to demonstrate awareness of/or evidence of clinical governance
  • Coaching skills
  • Experience of audits/surveillance within healthcare settings
  • Investigation training

Skills and Abilities


  • Demonstrates ability to assess, plan, implement & evaluate care around IP
  • IT skills


  • Awareness of implementing change & willingness to learn new skills

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Stepping Hill Hospital

Poplar Grove



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