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

Lead Infection Control Nurse

Job Reference: 175-2021-1-NS2376

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Infection Control
Royal Papworth Hospital, Papworth Road, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge
£45,753 to £51,668 pa

As the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK, Royal Papworth Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care through the excellence of our caring staff. We are located in a bespoke, purpose-built hospital on the world-class Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

In October 2019, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) announced the hospital was ‘outstanding’ overall and across all five of the CQC domains; safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led - this is the first time an NHS hospital trust has achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating across the five key questions.


Lead Infection Prevention and Control Nurse

Band 8A - £45,753 - £51,688

Royal Papworth Hospital is looking for a highly motivated dynamic registered nurse/practitioner, with experience in infection prevention and control, to lead the Infection Prevention and Control Team. The hospital is one of the largest specialist cardiothoracic hospitals in Europe and has an extraordinary commitment to delivering the highest levels of clinical quality and providing the best possible standards of personalised care to its patients.

You will be accountable for the operational and clinical delivery of the infection prevention and control service within Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and leading an effective and dynamic infection prevention and control team. Royal Papworth Hospital has been located on the Cambridge Biomedical campus since May 2019 and was built with infection control in mind.

You will be expected to provide expert clinical advice and leadership for the infection prevention and control service, to support the Director of Infection Prevention and Control and engage with the provision of clinical services across the Trust in order to reduce the risk to patients of acquiring health care associated infections.

The role requires you to work closely with the Microbiologists, Infection Control Doctor and other clinicians, including the Link Practitioners for Infection Control. In addition, you will be required to assure the Director of Infection Prevention and Control, and Clinical Services that the necessary actions are in place to meet the requirements of the Health and Social Care Act and the Care Quality Commission. This role will have a Senior Nurse Site Management commitment and will require some out of hours working.

For enquiries please call Josie Rudman, Chief Nurse 01223 639778.

Closing date – 21st September 2020

Interview Date – 14th October 2020

** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, extensive retail discount scheme, subsidised restaurant, staff recognition and award scheme, membership options at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym), salary sacrifice 'cycle to work' and 'car' scheme, enhanced pay progression for Band 5 nurses, career progression opportunities, flexible working

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

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In submitting an application form you authorise Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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