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Deputy Lead Infection Prevention Nurse

Job Reference: 358-3460655-SR

University Hospitals of Leicester
Infection Prevention and Control
University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester
£54,764 - £63,862 per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Deputy Lead Infection Prevention Nurse to join the Infection Prevention Team within University Hospitals of Leicester

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS Trusts in the country, serving the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland – and increasingly specialist services over a much wider area. Our nationally and internationally-renowned specialist treatment and services in cardio-respiratory diseases, ECMO, cancer and renal disorders reach a further two to three million patients from the rest of the country.

Spread over the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals, we also have our very own Children’s Hospital and work closely with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

The successful applicant will report to the Lead Infection Prevention Nurse and will be responsible for supporting the delivery of a quality Infection Prevention Service and creating an environment of continuous quality improvement and professional development, ensuring that Infection Prevention policies, practices and guidelines are integral to the delivery of safe high quality care in support of the UHL Harm Free Care agenda.

The successful post holder will deputise for the Lead Infection Prevention Nurse as required.

The post holder will demonstrate a high level of autonomy, clinical leadership and provide a highly visible, accessible presence in minimising risk of health care associated infection through risk assessment, audit, surveillance, education and quality improvement interventions. You must be passionate about influencing quality change and developing teams to provide excellence in care

UHL has a core set of values ( One Team Shared Values) developed by our staff and available on our website to view and we would expect any successful applicant to uphold these values.

If you are a practitioner dedicated to improving patient experience, clinical outcomes and professional development we can offer you an exciting career within UHL.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Natalie Green Deputy Chief Nurse via or 0116 2585488

Please note Natalie Green can be contacted for a strategic overview however for further information with regard to the Infection Prevention Team please contact

Dawn Westmoreland

Senior Infection Prevention Nurse

0116 2587488

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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