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Infection Prevention and Control Nurse

Job Reference: 833-SS-CC-568-19

Employer:
(CC) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Location:
Leeds
Salary:
£30,401 to £37,267 pa (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.


Are you interested in developing your skills?

The Infection Prevention and Control Team have a great opportunity for a qualified, experienced clinician to join the team on a temporary/ fixed contract for 12 months.

The Infection Prevention and Control team provides specialist advice on effective prevention, control and management of HCAI and ensures the provision of a safe healthcare environment for patients, staff and the general public.

The team works closely with all partners in the Leeds health economy to share evidence-based practice and expertise, develop and implement policies to prevent, control and reduce HCAI, carry out training and audit and offer specialist advice and support. Work is also jointly undertaken with the Local Authority to investigate and manage outbreaks of communicable disease within the wider Leeds community.

The Role

The post holder will be responsible for their own caseload within their speciality area as an autonomous p ractitioner. In doing so, they will assess, plan, deliver and evaluate patient centred programmes of care to a specialist level ensuring that they practice within their sphere of competence and knowledge. The post holder will work to professional and regulatory body codes, standards and guidance at all times ensuring that their practice is grounded in evidence based theoretical and practical knowledge. You will gain skills in conducting root cause analysis and post infection reviews. You will also conduct routine IPC work including clinical auditing, leading IPC training sessions and providing reactive telephone support to frontline staff.

We are a small team who invest in the staff working with us. We will look to support you to further as you gain knowledge in this fascinating area. We will facilitate opportunities to enable you to learn and excel in practice.

About You

You must be a registered healthcare professional, with at least two years post qualification experience. Community experience is desirable but not essential.

You must be confident enough to work autonomously and support front line staff to make clinical decisions regarding various infection control issues. You will develop strong working relationships with various stakeholders, the wider healthcare community, and external organisations.

You must have an interest in Infection Prevention and Control and promoting evidence based best practice.

You must have a full UK driving licence and a willingness to travel city wide, be computer literate and have excellent IT skills.

If this job sounds like it suits you down to the ground, apply now before you forget!




If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48.83 or Standard £30) from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

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.


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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


UK Registration

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



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