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Infection Prevention Specialist Practitioner/Nurse

Job Reference: 234-19-CS823

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Infection Control
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich
£30,401 - £43,772 per annum

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team.

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:

People-focused: We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.

Respect: We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.

Integrity: We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.

Dedication: We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.

Excellence: We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital.

Wish you were here..? Take a look at our recruitment brochure under the 'Further links' section to find out more about our Hospital and what we have to offer

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Infection, Prevention and Control (IP&C) Team at this large foundation NHS Trust.

You will be joining a supportive team who value the contributions of each team member to help deliver our overall aims and objectives in line with the Trust vision “to provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most”, specifically by reducing the risks of healthcare associated infections. The team has a highly visible role working in all areas throughout the NNUH and comprises of IP&C nurses, Infection Control Doctor, Director of IP&C, support workers and administrative staff. We welcome and encourage innovative ideas and the team is comprised of individuals from a range of clinical backgrounds and experience which proves a great asset as we continually review our practice and interventions.

If you are a motivated, enthusiastic and an inspiring leader who can be an example to others at all times we want you for this role. We welcome anyone who is interested in applying for this post to contact IP&C for more information on the contact details below.


Norfolk and Norwich university Hospital is the 6th largest acute hospital in the UK with new clinics and services being introduced each year, the possibilities are endless. With strong links to the University of East Anglia and Norwich Research Park we want to give our staff every opportunity and the support to achieve their potential.

Why Norwich?

In Norwich a staggering 77% of people say they love their job. Although less than 2 hours from London and serviced by excellent transport links , Norwich is one of few UK cities that still retain a strong local identity and with that a strong sense of community – people walk down the street and say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee order, you get to know about interesting local projects.

This strong sense of self along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the best city to work in.

Wish you were here?

So do we…..

As post holder, you will provide support and leadership within the IP&C team and NNUH for both clinical and management of staff. You will motivate and lead colleagues to ensure that care and education is evidence based and delivered effectively, efficiently and compassionately as required to our patients, staff and visitors.

Our priority is to prevent and control infections primarily in an acute hospital setting, but also impacting on the wider healthcare community. We achieve this by building effective relationships, communicating well, and promoting high standards of IP&C practice for the safety of patients, staff and visitors.

As a member of the Infection Prevention and Control Team [IP&CT] the post holder will develop and maintain effective and efficient communication networks with internal and external agencies. Interacting with both clinical and non-clinical disciplines and other organisations responsible for healthcare provision.

** This is a Band 7 job role, however a Band 6 training opportunity will be available for those candidates willing to apply without the suitable qualifications/experience. **

Full time: 37.5 hours per week. You will work an equal share of night, weekend and bank holiday ‘on-call’ duties, covering the NNUH after a period of training.

Interview date: 8th August 2019

Open for applications: 11th July 2019

Close for applications: 28th July 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sarah Morter - Lead Nurse IP&C

Tel: 01603 289847



Liz Morrison - Senior Nurse IP&C


The Job Description provides details of responsibilities and requirements for this role. Please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.

DBS: If this post involves working with children or vulnerable adults the application form will ask for information regarding previous convictions as you will be required to undertake a Criminal Record and Barring Check known as a DBS check.

If you are a new employee or registering with the Staff Bank you will need to meet the cost of this unless your salary is less than point 9 of AfC.

NHS Service: Should you be appointed to the post we will need to establish any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT and we will accept the submission of your application as your agreement to this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship – (not apprenticeships): We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available.

UK Registration: You will need to have current UK professional registration where this is a requirement of the role.

Application: All our communication with you regarding your application will be by e-mail so please check your e-mails (and Spam) regularly.

We value equality in our team and recruit from all sections of the community. We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and if you meet the minimum criteria detailed in the person specification and have a disability, you may wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme by indicating this in the relevant section on your application.

Data Protection: A privacy notice detailing how we will handle your data is attached to this advert as a document. Your application will be transferred to our recruitment management system (Trac) once the advert has closed and you will receive notification then detailing how Trac will handle your data.

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.

UK Registration

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

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