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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/09/2020.

Infection Prevention Specialist Nurse

Job Reference: 358-2589724-COR

Employer:
University Hospitals of Leicester
Department:
Infection Prevention Team
Location:
University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester
Salary:
£38,890 - £44,503 per anumm

University Hospitals are Leicester (UHL) is looking to recruit a Band 7 Specialist Nurse Infection, Prevention (IPN) to join the IP team, which is part of the wider Corporate Nursing Team.

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS Trusts in the country, serving the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland – and increasingly specialist services over a much wider area. Our nationally and internationally-renowned specialist treatment and services in cardio-respiratory diseases, ECMO, cancer and renal disorders reach a further two to three million patients from the rest of the country.

Spread over the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals, we also have our very own Children’s Hospital and work closely with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

If you are a registered healthcare practitioner with experience or a qualification in infection, prevention and control, who is looking to use their knowledge and skills across the whole range of health and social care settings, then this is the job for you. Working with a proactive and progressive IP Team, with a reputation for making it better for our patients and staff, by going the extra mile. The Trust

Working across 3 hospital sites and also some community settings, you will have a key role in ensuring our patients have the highest standard of infection prevention possible, through support for our clinical colleagues and support for those who deliver care. Your role will include surveillance, monitoring and investigation of alert organisms. You will conduct, support, and collate audits of IP practice in addition to providing advice support and education. You will require excellent organisational and communication skills to enable you to work collaboratively with primary, community and secondary care providers. You will have the opportunity to use your knowledge and skills to participate in other nursing and quality assurance activities within the Trust, including Assessment and Accreditation.

The successful candidate must have completed an IP qualification with a at least 2 years experience working in IP specialist role. The post requires travel to different sites and it is essential that the successful candidate has the ability to commute between locations.

You will have excellent organisational skills and a working knowledge of MS office packages such as Word, Excel, Outlook, Excel etc., alongside excellent communication skills both written, face-to-face and over the telephone.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dawn Westmoreland - Senior Nurse Infection Prevention

dawn.westmoreland@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

01162585448




Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. As it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.


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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, 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


UK Registration

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



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