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Deputy Director Infection Prevention and Control (DIPC)/Lead Nurse In

Job Reference: 251-FCSS5515-AM

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Deputy Director Infection Prevention and Control
£49,242 - £59,964 pa

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides services through its three hospitals in Andover, Basingstoke and Winchester. We provide all general hospital services for planned and emergency care as well as specialist services.

Are you a highly motivated Registered General Nurse currently practicing in the field of Infection Prevention and Control, who is ready to advance their practice to a Strategic Level? If so an exciting new opportunity has arisen within Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The successful candidate will work alongside the Director of Infection Prevention and Control (DIPC), contributing to the development of service strategy and directly providing tactical leadership, specialist expert advice, in the field of infection prevention and control.

You will clinically lead and manage the infection control nursing and administrative team, ensuring the delivery of high quality patient care and the provision of specialist advice and guidance for all health care professionals and support staff across the Trust. You will also lead on multi-disciplinary infection prevention and control education and the development of high quality evidence based infection prevention and control policies and practices throughout the Trust.

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to providing patients, visitors and staff with high quality services in a safe environment. Patient care is at the heart of what we do. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides medical and surgical services to a population of approximately 600,000 across Hampshire and parts of West Berkshire. We provide some specialist services to people across the UK and internationally. We are one of only two centres in the UK treating pseudomyxoma peritonei (a rare form of abdominal cancer) and we are leaders in the field of tertiary liver cancer and colorectal cancer.

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides one service from multiple locations including our own three hospitals. Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital (BNHH) and Royal Hampshire County Hospital (RHCH) both provide a full range of planned and emergency services including accident and emergency, general and specialist surgery, general medicine, intensive care, rehabilitation, chemotherapy, diagnostic services, maternity, neonatal, gynaecology, paediatric care and outpatient clinics. Andover War Memorial Hospital (AWMH) provides community and hospital services including a minor injuries unit, outpatient clinics, diagnostic imaging, day surgery, rehabilitation and maternity services.

The Trust employs around 5,500 staff and has a turnover of over £370 million a year. There are over 18,000 public and staff members. As a Foundation Trust it as directly accountable to its members through the governors. The Council of Governors represent the interests of their constituencies and influence the future plans of the Foundation Trust.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Should you wish to find out more about this attractive opportunity please contact:

Mr Gavin Bennett (Pathology and Imaging Clinical Services Manager)

PA: Christine Miles Ext 43466, DDI 01256 313466

Gavin DDI: 01256 852647, Mobile: 07801 966918

E mail: Gavin.Bennett@HHFT.NHS.UK

Our commitment to you:

We are committed to equality and diversity in both the provision of our services and how we recruit and manage our staff. Applications are encouraged from everyone with the necessary attributes for the job, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.

The paperwork:

  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted at least 5 working days before the scheduled interview date. All communication is via the e-recruitment system and we advise all candidates to regularly check your emails including junk mail folders in web-based email products.
  • All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post.
  • In compliance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, all applicants must be able to communicate fluently in English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed as part of the selection process.

  • Note to vacancy advertisers: Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust operates a strict process regarding the advertising of vacancies, details of which may only be reproduced with the written permission of the person authorised by the Trust to place the advert. Any orders obtained via unsolicited routes (including individuals not so authorised) will not be paid and the circumstances will be reported to our counter fraud specialist.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. If you intend to apply you are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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