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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/07/2021.

Infection Prevention and Control Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 209-A-21-3272050

East Cheshire NHS Trust
Infection Prevention and Control
Macclesfield District General Hospital, Macclesfield
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum, pro rata

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care. Join our team and support our vision of delivering the right care first time, every time.

The Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Team at East Cheshire NHS Trust are committed to continually improving patient safety and reducing the risks of Health Care Associated Infections. Our hardworking, pro-active and dynamic team has achieved significant reductions in infection rates, and aims to sustain this momentum.

We are looking for enthusiastic healthcare assistants to join our friendly Infection Prevention and Control Team. The main focus of the role will be within the Covid-19 response team, providing clinical provision of Covid-19 testing across the trust for both patients and staff. However, the role will also be expanded to include further elements of IPC namely screening of micro-organisms for inpatients when required.

Candidates will need to be passionate about Infection Prevention and Control and be committed to upholding the trusts core values. Candidates must maintain a high level of professionalism while being encouraging, supportive and positive to support a service subject to change at short notice. Candidates must have effective communication skills with patients, carers and staff members and be flexible and adaptable. You must be well organised and able to work under your own initiative.

Successful candidates will cover shifts patterns over 7 days per week between the hours of 8am to 6pm.

This post is Permanent.

Hours per week: full and part time hours available

Closing date: 26th July 2021

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate.

If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

To keep up to date with all of our latest Recruitment activity here at East Cheshire NHS Trust, take a look at our Careers website with lots of information on how to join our team and Facebook and Twitter pages, links to which can be found on the right hand side:

Visit our Facebook page: Careers at East Cheshire NHS Trust

Follow us on Twitter: @CareersECT

For further details / informal visits contact:

Natalie Morgan, 01625 661324

Please read the guidance for applicants and completing the application form documents prior to completing your application form (documents are located to the right).

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). In order to facilitate applications from all members of the community the Trust is able to offer services including Braille Applications and Interpreting Services.

The Trust may close any advertised post before the stated closing date. We recommend that you apply as soon as possible.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to East Cheshire NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note, all communication regarding your application will be made via email, please ensure you check your junk/spam folders as emails are sometimes filtered there.

If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the advert closing date, regretfully you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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