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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/09/2021.

Lead IPC Practitioner - Leeds GP Confederation

Job Reference: 833-SS-CC-515-21

(CC) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Infection Prevention and Control
£47,126 to £53,219 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 development opportunity for a Band 8a fixed term secondment covering 15hours/week until April 2022 as an IPC Specialist Practitioner.

The Infection Prevention and Control Team at Leeds Community Health Care NHS Trust (LCH) works not only throughout LCH but the wider healthcare economy. We work closely with partners throughout the system to ensure that safe, effective care is provided to the people of Leeds and the preventative measures are in place to reduce the transmission of preventable healthcare associated infections.

The role will be to lead a portfolio of work across Leeds GP Confederation – see job description for further detail.

Applicants should be enthusiastic, motivated, and hardworking healthcare professionals. You should have experience at Band 7 or above and a proven interest in infection prevention and control. You will have an accredited IPC qualification to post graduate certificate level. 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.

We are also looking for applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

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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