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Consultant Nurse Infection Prevention and Control

Job Reference: 435-D127-19

Employer:
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Department:
Infection Prevention
Location:
Blackburn
Salary:
£61,777 to £72,597

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.


We are looking for a dynamic and innovative Nurse Consultant with a proven track record to lead the Infection Prevention Nursing Team at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

This role will provide the opportunity to lead in the further development of an advanced specialist service, improve patient safety and strengthen professional leadership. This post involves cross boundary and inter agency working.

You will be trained to Masters Level and have at least 5 years’ experience at a senior level within infection prevention and control.

You will be responsible for the provision of specialist infection prevention and control advice and education relating to infection prevention for all grades of staff.

Our infection prevention and control team is forward thinking, innovative, and passionate about patient safety and service provision. You will work within a supportive team to build on our success in reducing infection rates through influencing, and working closely with multi- disciplinary teams.

Previous applicants need not apply.

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

 

Dear Potential Applicant,

It is important you are made aware of the changes which East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has implemented with regard to charging for the cost of undertaking Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) Checks (previously known as Criminal Records Bureau or CRB) and how this may impact upon you.

As this position is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and involves work that is identified as a regulated activity as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006), any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £48.00, which includes a small handling fee.

In line with other NHS organisations in the North West Region, the Trust is now passing the charge for undertaking a DBS check on to candidates in the event they are successfully appointed into the post for which they have applied. Candidates can choose whether to pay this over 1-3 months as a deduction from the monthly salary. By applying for this vacancy you are agreeing to this undertaking in the event you are successfully appointed.

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you are an effective leader, have the ability to deliver, an enthusiasm for infection prevention and control and the ability to work with people as a change agent, then we would like to hear from you. For further details or to arrange an informal visit please contact Lead Nurse Beverley Aspin. Email Beverley.aspin@elht.nhs.uk or telephone on 01254 733156.




Please note that the salary advertised is for full time hours. If this post is less than 37.5 hours per week, the salary will be pro-rata.

This vacancy may close before the closing date if the recruiting manager deems sufficient applications have been received. Therefore it is advised to complete your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Shortlisting is completed anonymously ; therefore only applicants who can clearly demonstrate how they meet our person specification criteria in their application, will be short-listed.

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer, committed to improving the working lives of our staff and operates a 'Zero Tolerance' policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment. In addition, our aim is to help protect children and vulnerable adults by providing a first-class service to the recruitment of people into positions of trust.

We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve.

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability or social background. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a difference.

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

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. By telephone 01254 732075 or email admin.recruitment@elht.nhs.uk

Appointments will be made on merit.

Please Note: new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first pay point of the relevant band.


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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