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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/02/2022.

IPC Support Worker & Fit Tester

Job Reference: 175-2122-2-IC3065

Employer:
Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Infection Control
Location:
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge
Salary:
£18,546 to £19,918 pa

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital, treating around 50,000 patients each year. We are located in a new, purpose-built hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

Founded as a tuberculosis colony in 1918, Royal Papworth Hospital has established an international reputation for excellence in research and innovation. Since carrying out the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979, the hospital now performs more heart, heart-lung and lung transplants each year than any other UK centre.

In addition to transplantation, Royal Papworth Hospital has the UK’s largest Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre (RSSC) and is one of five UK centres providing Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) to patients experiencing severe respiratory failure. It is also the only centre in the UK for a number of specialist services including Pulmonary Endarterectomy and Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty (BPA).

In October 2019, we became the first trust to be rated ‘outstanding’ in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) (safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led). We are committed to providing a positive, supportive experience for all of our staff.

Royal Papworth Hospital is proud to employ a diverse workforce who are encouraged to use their individuality to provide exceptional and personalised patient care. We believe that our strength as an organisation relies on our ability to foster an environment which encourages using our differences as a strength.

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Infection Control & Prevention Team
IPC Support Worker and Fit tester
Band 2 Part time post- 22.5hrs

We are looking for a motivated person to join the Infection Control team. This exciting post will interest staff who enjoy variety in their job with plenty of opportunities and will give the successful applicant the potential to develop the role whilst working with the support and guidance of senior colleagues.

You must be keen to develop your communication, organisational and educational skills and knowledge in this role and, in return, we will offer support with training. You will need to be innovative and keen to use extended skills to support our busy team both clinically and administratively.

An essential part of your role will be to carry out and help with the organisation and monitoring of Fit Testing within the Trust. Fit testing is required to be carried out to ensure that FFP3 masks fit staff effectively and provide a safe shield against viruses and organisms which staff may be exposed to in the course of their work. Full training on how to do this will be provided.

Royal Papworth Hospital is proud to employ a diverse workforce where individuals are encouraged to use their individuality to provide exceptional and personalised care. We believe that our strength as an organisation relies on our ability to foster an environment which encourages using our differences as a strength.

Your application: please include in your Supporting Information how you meet the Trust values: Compassion Excellence Collaboration

In line with government legislation, from 1st April 2022 all NHS staff working in a role where they will have face to face and/or incidental contact with patients must be double vaccinated against COVID-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. This requirement applies to this role and therefore all successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status or an official exemption certificate at time of any conditional offer being made and as part of pre-employment checks. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this post

For more information please contact Kathy Randall 07881324427 or Katy Rintoul




** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, extensive retail discount scheme, subsidised restaurant, staff recognition and award scheme, membership options at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym), salary sacrifice 'cycle to work' and 'car' scheme, career progression opportunities, flexible working

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

In submitting an application form you authorise Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.



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