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Lead Nurse: Infection Prevention and Control

Job Reference: 419-1481968-LNIPC-CNT

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Infection Prevention and Control
£42,414 - £49,969 per ann

Please note that contact with applicants will usually be by email, and so please check all of your mail folders regularly (unfortunately some providers filter our messages into junk mail folders).

Do you share our values? We’re looking for applications from people who:

  • care about what they do;
  • respect and value others;
  • listen in order to improve; and
  • always do what they can to be helpful

…to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract type: Permanent


Lead Nurse (Band 8A) - Infection Prevention and Control.

Are you looking for a fresh start to 2019 in a challenging, inspirational and dynamic role, which creates a culture of high quality patient care?

York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is proud of the work undertaken to reduce the incidence of Healthcare Associated Infections. Could your leadership skills help to promote the Trust’s vision for further reductions in our HAI’s? In order to support this vision, an exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for a Lead Nurse role within our acute Infection Prevention and Control Team.

Based on the York Hospital site, the post holder will support the Deputy DIPC to strengthen the infection prevention and control contribution to patient safety and service user experience across the Trust. Working collaboratively with key stakeholders across the Trust and wider health economy, you will provide clinical expertise and support which inspires and motivates others; empowering them to ensure the highest standards of infection prevention and control practice aligned with Trust policies and best practice.

A key area of responsibility will be to lead and develop the Infection Prevention and Control Nurses within the team, by providing expert vision and inspirational leadership alongside mentorship and supervision. This is an exciting time as our new Lead Nurse will be responsible for developing the team in its new service delivery model. In addition, you will also take a lead in overseeing the inputting of data to the Public Health England database and internal surveillance, along with formal presentation of results and findings to internal and external stakeholders. You will be patient focused, as well as being able to demonstrate excellent communication, organisational, interpersonal and team working skills.

A broad experience in general nursing and experience in infection prevention and control is essential. If you are a confident, transformational leader who wants to work as part of an ambitious, forward-thinking team, we would like to hear from you.

A £750 relocation fee will be given if the successful candidate is moving 20 miles from an address that was 50 miles from your new work base


What happens after I apply?


Day 1; if shortlisted, we will invite you to an Assessment Centre on Wednesday 20th February 2019 where we will ask you to participate in activities. The activities may consist of a written exercise, or a group activity / single activity where you may need to present. All details will be provided on the day and there is no preparation required in advance. The Assessment Centre will be based in York and usually lasts no more than 3 hours. Full details will be provided to you if you are shortlisted to attend.


Day 2; if you are successful at our Assessment Centre, you will be invited to an interview which will be held in York on Thursday 21st February 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Thomas Jacques (Lead Nurse IPC) (Tel: 01904 726817)


It's not just the area that's a great draw, as well: as a member of our team, you’ll have access to one of the most generous and comprehensive pension schemes in the UK, a minimum of 27 days annual leave (on top of Bank Holidays) and an award-winning package of staff benefits (see link on the right

Please note that some of our substantive vacancies may be available on a smaller number of hours than advertised. If you would be interested in applying on this basis, we would encourage you to contact the appointing manager to enquire further.

DBS Checks

Please be aware that all new employees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check if it is required for the role. The cost will be deducted from your salary either in 1 payment or over a six month period once you start employment. By applying you are agreeing to this undertaking. If you are successful you will be asked to confirm if you wish to pay in one amount or in instalments. The charges are currently £30.20 for a standard check and £48.20 for an enhanced check. The level of check will be determined by the post you are applying for.

Please note that Band 1 roles, Volunteers, Bank only staff and Apprentices on the National Apprenticeship Minimum Wage will not be charged.

A bit more about us and the surrounding area:

North Yorkshire is a fantastic part of the country. It is home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York; a place which is consistently voted one of the best to live in the UK. It's a great place to be and, as the largest provider of healthcare locally, we’re proud to serve 800,000 people.

What next? Explore the documents attached to the advert and be sure to read our ‘Our guidance for applicants’ before applying. Good luck with your application!

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

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