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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/12/2020.

Associate Director Of Nursing - Infection Prevention/Decontamination

Job Reference: 050-NMR1048-1120

Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board
Infection Prevention & Decontamination
Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Rhyl
£75,914 - £87,754 per annum

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and ‘Proud to Lead’ competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the “Disability Confident Employer” scheme. We also offer a number of family-friendly benefits, including childcare voucher schemes, work-life balance policies and on-site crèche facilities. Visit our web site

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Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

BCUHB is the largest HB in Wales and are seeking a passionate, innovative and inspired individual to become our Assistant Director of Nursing for Infection Prevention & Control (IPC). The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day professional leadership of the Health Boards IPC strategic agenda. Reporting to the Executive Director of Nursing this is an exciting opportunity for you to drive change, and further enable the Health Board to continue improve its performance in reducing avoidable infections. This is an extremely rewarding role, working across the Health Board and with key partners to maintain and implement new processes and innovations of care to ensure that patients and families are able to receive the safest care possible in relation to infection prevention & control.

You will be key in supporting the review, development and implementation of policies, procedures and key reports. You will contribute to Health Board wide projects so expect huge variety in this role. In addition, you will actively promote the Health Board in its vision to be a forerunner in patient safety and quality improvement. You will represent the Health Board as a role model for the values and behaviours using every opportunity to celebrate excellence in Infection prevention.

You will be resilient and ambitious with a wealth of experience working as a Senior Nurse across a range of health provision in infection prevention/health protection. With an empowering leadership style and evidence of effectively managing change, you will be focused to drive and improve performance within others and throughout the Health Board. You will be an innovative thinker with a passion for contributing to quality improvement, a compassionate style of leadership behaviour and experience in cultural change.

Inevitably, you will carry a vibrant ‘can do’ attitude and mirror our values, with the skill and flexibility to operate at a high pace and overcome challenges readily, positively and collaboratively.

Working within a supportive senior nursing team and with the chance to really put your stamp on in the role, you will experience the differences that focus and energy can have on the lives of thousands of people across North Wales and beyond.

For a confidential discussion or to simply find out more contact Debra Hickman Acting Executive Director of Nursing (

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing date: 16th December 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Debra Hickman, Acting Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery
01745 586390

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