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Lead Infection Prevention and Control Nurse Specialist

Job Reference: 833-JL-CC-761-21

(CC) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
833 QPD Infection Control
£47,126 to £53,219 per annum (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 Band 8a fixed term / secondment until March 2023 as IPC Lead Practitioner / Nurse to join the Infection prevention and Control Team at Leeds Community healthcare NHS Trust.

Please note applicants must possess an IPC Qualification either a Certificate or Post Graduate.

The Infection Prevention and Control Team at Leeds Community Health Care NHS Trust (LCH) works not only throughout LCH but the wider healthcare economy in partnership with Leeds City Council public health team. 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.

You will have an opportunity to make a difference by working as a highly specialised member of the team, instrumental in containing and reducing the incidence of infections across both clinical and non-clinical settings. You will be a visible leader supporting the expanding IPC team, providing strong leadership to support staff through the continuously changing landscape of the pandemic.

This role is both interesting and challenging as there's a wide portfolio of settings within your remit. This includes a full range of specialist Services throughout the community integral and external to LCH, including neighbourhood teams, specialist services, children’s business unit, custody suites, care homes, school and nurseries. This role is highly important because it has the potential to improve the patient outcomes across all age groups and continue with the innovative and integrated ways of working.

Applicants should be enthusiastic, motivated, and hardworking healthcare professionals. 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 and autonomously 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.

All frontline health and care workers are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid 19 by 1st April 2022. The first dose of the vaccine must be given by 3rd February 2022 in order to meet this deadline.

Applicants for front line roles will be required to provide evidence of vaccination as part of any pre-employment checks.


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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