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Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner

Job Reference: 833-SS-CC-461-20

Employer:
(CC) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Department:
Infection Prevention and Control
Location:
Leeds
Salary:
£31,365 to £37,890 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.


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An exciting opportunity has arisen for three infection prevention and control practitioners to be appointed. Applicants should be enthusiastic, motivated and hardworking healthcare professionals. You should have 2 years' experience at Band 5 or above and a proven interest in infection prevention and control. We have plans in place to make a big impact over the coming year, as well as continuing to respond to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

You will be working as a member of a 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; surveillance and investigation of health care associated infections, 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. 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 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.

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.




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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