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Health Protection Nurse/Practitioner

Job Reference: 028-NMR016-1119

Employer:
Public Health Wales NHS Trust
Department:
Health Protection/Public Health
Location:
Public Health Wales, Cardiff, Cardiff
Salary:
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum

Welcome to Public Health Wales the national public health agency in Wales. We exist to protect and improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities for people in Wales.

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We welcome applications from people who share our values of Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference.


Health Protection Nurse or Practitioner

Health Protection Division, Public Health Wales

Location/base: Cardiff

Salary: Agenda for Change Band 6

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a registered nurse or an appropriately registered practitioner or allied health professional (see person specification) to join the All-Wales Health Protection Team. We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to work in the field of infectious disease, infection prevention and control, and other aspects of health protection.

The post holder will work with other members of Public Health Wales’ Health Protection Team and the wider Health Protection Division in the surveillance, prevention and control of a range of infectious diseases and other health protection issues.

The post holder will act as a key member of the All-Wales Acute Response (AWARe) service, taking part (most days) in the rota for delivering the acute health protection response service, responding to a range of notifications, enquiries and incidents, providing health protection advice to other health professionals and members of the public. The post is mostly office-based and most of the time will be spent using a computer and a telephone.

The post holder will also work with Senior Health Protection Nurses or Practitioners on agreed aspects of a portfolio of planned proactive work at local and regional level. This involves working in collaboration with other agencies and disciplines in the provision of a specialist health protection service for the population of Wales.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post. Public Health Wales will support those staff wanting to develop their Welsh language skills.

The post holder may be expected to take part in an out-of-hours rota in the future.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Gary Porter-Jones (Lead Nurse for Health Protection) 0300 00 300 32 or by email: gary.porter-jones@wales.nhs.uk

or

Jim Hughes (Senior Health Protection Nurse) 0300 00 300 32 or by email: james.hughes@wales.nhs.uk




Public Health Wales, reserves the right to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage early applications. If you are successful and short listed for interview you will be contacted by email using the address with which you registered. Please ensure you check your email account regularly.

We are committed to fair, transparent recruitment and believe in equality of opportunity in our workplace and will not tolerate discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, religion or belief, race or nationality, marriage or civil partnership status, sex, sexual orientation, working pattern, caring responsibilities, trade union activity or political beliefs – or on any other grounds. We welcome applications from individuals who may wish to work part time or apply on a job share basis.

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English. To support our all Wales service, we particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

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. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) 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 UKVI website

Please note that the inbox is not monitored. If you have any queries please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 02920 905353.


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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