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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/12/2020.

Associate Director of Nursing & Quality - IPC

Job Reference: 095-SWA265

NHS Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (formerly known as NHS Swale CCG)
Nursing & Quality
Kent & Medway

Thank you for accessing details about this post. Please note, only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview.

Due to the high volume of applications for some posts, we reserve the right to close posts early if we receive a sufficient volume of applications. If you wish to apply for this role, it is recommended that you do so promptly. You are advised to regularly check your emails (including any junk mail/spam folders) for correspondence related to this post, including assessment or interview invitations and any other type of correspondence relating to your application. If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment process on this occasion.

All shortlisted candidates will be required to attend face to face interviews or a Microsoft Teams call - Telephone calls will not be considered.

Travel expenses to attend interview will need to be met by applicants.

NHS Kent & Medway CCG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice, pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.

Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group are seeking to recruit a highly motivated Registered General Nurse or Allied Health Professional who has proven Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) experience. This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of an evolving Infection Prevention and Control Team, working across the Kent and Medway Integrated Care System (ICS) in collaboration with local Public Health and Local Authority partners. This vacancy has arisen as the current post holder will be retiring in 2021.

The successful candidate must hold a recognised qualification in infection prevention, have studied to degree/masters level and have significant clinical practice experience in this field.

You will contribute to the development of the ICS service and offer specialist expert advice, in the field of IPC. Where appropriate you will deputise for the Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality when required and provide direct line management to the IPC team. You will work both autonomously and as part of the IPC team across the system, striving to minimise risk from healthcare associated infection and the impact of COVID 19, as well as delivering plans to respond to ongoing challenges. You will lead and be responsible for a small team including nurses, and pharmacist and support staff.

You will be expected to work across Kent and Medway and undertake site visits as required, therefore being a car driver is essential.

The post includes providing clinical and managerial leadership to the Infection Prevention & Control team. You will practice at an advanced level, demonstrating a high level of autonomy and clinical decision-making. You will work as a highly specialised member of the team to assist in containing and reducing the incidence of infection across a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings.

The role is a collaborative one, working with individuals and groups, across professional and organisational boundaries. You will lead in the delivery and implementation of plans to make a big impact over the coming year, as well as continuing to respond to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.


If interested please contact Gail Locock



We work with staff to agree objectives through regular supervision, annual appraisal, and access to training opportunities. We also endeavour to help staff achieve a healthy balance between work and home life by offering flexible working.

Similarly, we are committed to equal opportunities and diversity. In order to reflect the diversity of our population, we positively encourage applications from all areas of the community regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation. If you would like this information in an alternative format or in a different language please contact the HR department on 03000 424902.

All new starters with the CCG will be subject to a probationary period which is dependent on the length of contract. The probationary period works alongside the induction process to help create a positive and supportive working environment allowing new starters to learn the key elements of the role within a reasonable & realistic timescale.

Please note: Employees may be expected to work across a wider geographical footprint in the future to meet the needs of the organisation as appropriate’

For further information on the CCG, please visit our website.

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