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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/05/2019.

Band 7 Primary Care & Care Homes Infection Prevention & Control Nurse

Job Reference: 462-SOMCCG52-19

Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group
Infection Control / Quality and Nursing
Yeovil, Somerset
£37,570 - £43,772

NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (Somerset CCG) is looking to recruit a Band 7 Primary Care and Care Homes Infection Prevention and Control Nurse to join the Quality and Nursing directorate.

This post is designed to support the Lead Infection Prevention and Control Nurse. You will primarily be based at the CCG’s Headquarters, with some travel to provider trusts, primary care settings and care Homes.

Reporting to the Lead Nurse for Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), you will work both autonomously; and as part of the Infection Prevention and Control team, striving to minimise risk from Healthcare associated Infection (HCAI).

You will support, develop and implement systems to improve the quality of IPC management, by delivery of national directives to develop local quality, patient safety and safe systems. You must have good organisational skills and the ability to influence others.

You will need to be self-motivated and have a flexible approach to work, acting as a role model across disciplines.

You will also have excellent organisational skills and a sound, working knowledge of MS office packages such as Word, Excel, Outlook, Excel etc., alongside excellent communication skills both written, face-to-face and over the telephone.

This post is based at NHS Somerset CCG HQ - Wynford House, Lufton Way, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8HR. However, elements of the role may require you to travel to other locations across the county of Somerset to meet the needs of the service.

This is a permanent, full-time post of 37.5 hours per week. Job Share and Secondment opportunities will be considered.

For more information or an informal discussion about the role prior to applying, please contact:

Jacqui Cross,Infection Prevention and Control Service Lead at Somerset CCG


Tel: 01935 384077

This post will close at midnight on Sunday 19 May 2019. Please note however, that this post may close sooner and without warning, if we receive a large number of applications.

Please read the attachment Recruitment Information listed before applying.

We thank you in advance for your interest in working for Somerset CCG and look forward to receiving your application.


NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group is actively committed to promoting equality and diversity. Applications are welcome from all sections of the community and appointments will be made on merit alone.

All applicants will be informed via the NHS Jobs messaging service whether or not they have been shortlisted. It is important that applicants log in to NHS Jobs on a regular basis to check their account to read and respond to any messages they may have received.

Full and correct information must be provided, as failure to do so could lead to applications being rejected or, if the post has been offered, to a withdrawal of the offer or to termination of employment.

In submitting an application form, you authorise us to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process, should you be appointed to the post. If you do not authorise this, please state this clearly on your application form.

Please note that if you are successful in your application you agree that our occupational health department can access your occupational health records from your current or previous employer (in order to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests). This is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us.

We take our organisational values and behaviours very seriously. Please familiarise yourself with them prior to applying. They are:

  • Quality Improvement

  • Integrated Working

  • Personal Integrity

  • Compassion

  • Self-Awareness

Please see the values and behaviours document below for more detail on each.

Please also read all other relevant documents and links listed.

Thank you for your interest in working for NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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