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Lead Nurse Specialist for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare As

Job Reference: 028-NMR006-0320

Public Health Wales NHS Trust
Infection Control
2 Capital Quarter, Cardiff
£52,306 to £60,983 per annum

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Advert:Lead Nurse Specialist for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infection (HCAI) – Primary and Community Care

Pay Band: 8b

Division: Health Protection, Public Health Wales

We are looking for a dynamic enthusiastic and experienced Infection Prevention and Control specialist nurse for this new and exciting role. The post holder will lead and shape the implementation of a unified work plan for primary and community care for the delivery of the Healthcare Associated Infection elements of the UK 5 year National Action Plan for antimicrobial resistance as part of the Healthcare Associated Infection, Antimicrobial Resistance & Prescribing Programme (HARP) team. We are looking for an autonomous practitioner with significant skill in effective leadership, strategic and professional management. Effective communication is essential to drive forward the agenda and to work confidently in partnership with NHS teams and other stakeholder’s e.g. local authority, nursing/residential homes, other Health and Social Care providers. You will be primarily be based at PHW offices, Capital Quarter 2, Cardiff, however, it will be necessary to work and travel to other locations within Wales, to ensure the needs of the service and role are met. I

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Gail Lusardi – Consultant Nurse, HARP team Public Health Wales, Cardiff

Tel. No 029 20 104495

Email –

Public Health Wales, reserves the right to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage early applications. If you are successful and short listed for interview you will be contacted by email using the address with which you registered. Please ensure you check your email account regularly.

We are committed to fair, transparent recruitment and believe in equality of opportunity in our workplace and will not tolerate discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, religion or belief, race or nationality, marriage or civil partnership status, sex, sexual orientation, working pattern, caring responsibilities, trade union activity or political beliefs – or on any other grounds. We welcome applications from individuals who may wish to work part time or apply on a job share basis.

Prior consideration for this vacancy will be given to staff awaiting redeployment. We therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English. To support our all Wales service, we particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

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. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) 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 UKVI website

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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.

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