Infection Prevention and Control Nurse
County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
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A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to join a flourishing and well established Infection Prevention and Control team. Are you looking for an opportunity for change? Would you relish the opportunity to be directly involved in Infection Prevention and Control? There is never a better time to join an Infection Prevention & Control Team.
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest integrated care providers in England, serving a population of around 600,000 people. We are a high performing organisation with a track record of success.
Main duties of the job
Applicants must have two years post registration experience, working within an Infection Prevention and Control team would be desirable but not essential. Ideally you will be an Infection Control Champion, looking for a new challenge.
This post will offer an exciting opportunity for someone who has a passion for Infection Prevention and Control and is ready for a challenge. This is great time to join our established team as we are looking to expand following the recent challenges faced nationally.
If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager
You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks
We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.
We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented
We are unable to offer sponsorship for roles that do not require a professional registration, to apply you must have Right to Work in the United Kingdom. If you are in the UK on a VISA please ensure you have no restrictions that would prevent you from taking this post
Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents
Applications welcomed from registered nurses who have been inspired to pursue a career in Infection Prevention and Control. Full training and support can be provided if you are looking for a development role in our team.
The post requires providing support and specialist advice to all disciplines of staff, patients and members of public regarding the prevention and control of infection and to develop a quality, proactive, evidence based infection control service, to prevent and reduce the incidence of infection across the organisation.
You should be flexible, adaptable, an excellent communicator, have good IT skills and be well organised and able to work to deadlines under pressure. You will be required to travel trustwide.
Interviews for those successfully shortlisted, will take place face to face in October 2023.
Special Skills & Knowledge
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).