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Band 7 Infection Prevention & Control Nurse

Employer
Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, flexible individual to join our infection prevention and control team.

The post holder will support the Lead/Senior infection control nurse in the delivery of the Trust infection control agenda. You will provide clinical expertise which inspires and motivates others to ensure the highest standards of infection prevention and control practice are delivered in accordance with Trust infection prevention and control policy. You will need to have a recognised teaching qualification with proven leadership and management qualities. The individual will be required to carry out audits and risk assessments.

The successful applicant will be required to work autonomously and as part of the team across all Trust sites. You will require the ability to work in a dynamic, flexible and organised manner, delivering a highly visible and responsive service across the trust.

You will develop working relationships with other corporate functions and external services such as the UK Health Security Agency and infection prevention networks.

Main duties of the job

Applicants should have substantial experience at Band 6 or above. All applicants will hold a first level degree or diploma and evidence post registration education/development in healthcare. It is important that applicants demonstrate a sound knowledge of infection control and experience of implementing infection control in clinical practice and are prepared to travel across trust sites.

The post holder will support the Lead/Senior infection control nurse in the delivery of the Trust infection control agenda. You will provide clinical expertise which inspires and motivates others to ensure the highest standards of infection prevention and control practice are delivered in accordance with Trust infection prevention and control policy. You will need to have a recognised teaching qualification with proven leadership and management qualities. The individual will be required to carry out audits and risk assessments.

The successful applicant will be required to work autonomously and as part of the team across all Trust sites. You will require the ability to work in a dynamic, flexible and organised manner, delivering a highly visible and responsive service across the trust.

You will develop working relationships with other corporate functions and external services such as the UK Health Security Agency and infection prevention networks.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification Application & interview Essential
  • RN1 or RN3
  • Experience at band 6 or existing band 7 in a healthcare setting
  • Experience in infection control
Desirable
  • Relevant teaching qualification
  • Experience working in mental health


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