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Infection Prevention and Control Nurse Specialist

Job Reference: 833-SS-CC-450-20

Employer:
(CC) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Department:
Infection Control
Location:
Leeds
Salary:
£38,890 to £44,503 pa (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a self-motivated and driven individual to join our expanding team on a secondment basis for 12 months to cover maternity leave.

The successful candidate will be an integral part of the team, working closely to support the Lead Infection Prevention Control Specialist in the delivery of a high quality service, and to support the Trust in meeting the requirements of the Health and Social Care Act 2008: code of practice on the prevention and control of infections.

You will be working as a member of an award winning, friendly, supportive specialised Infection Prevention and Control team and your role will include assisting in the citywide delivery of the infection prevention and control strategy which includes; taking a specific lead on HCAI'S, surveillance and investigation of health care associated infections. You will support the delivery of educating and training staff in infection control practices, auditing, innovative preventative measures.

There will also be the opportunity to carry out other specific IP&C projects such as the reduction in gram negative blood stream infections. We work citywide supporting LCH staff, patients and services, as well as services throughout the wider system such as schools and nurseries, GP Practices, Care Homes etc.

The successful applicant requires the ability to make decisions, work well within a team in a fast paced environment and the ability to work independently when required is essential. You will have a qualification in Infection Prevention and Control. You will have excellent communication skills, be able to work flexibly and be committed to meeting deadlines and targets. You must display a passion for high quality patient focused care. You should have suitable experience of working within the field of Infection Prevention and Control and have experience of supporting change management. A positive, flexible approach is paramount and you must be effective at motivating and influencing staff at all levels. Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills are essential to this role.

The post will be based at Chapeltown Health Centre, however post holders will be expected to work throughout the city as required, therefore being a car driver is essential. Due to the expansion of the team there will be an option to work agile.




If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.


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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