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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/12/2019.

Infection Prevention and Control Nurse

Job Reference: 373-CSS0149-B-RR

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Infection Prevention and Control Nurse
1829 Building, Countess of Chester Health Park, Chester
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) supports thousands of vulnerable people across Cheshire and Merseyside.

We provide physical and mental health services, as well as learning disabilities, to a total population of around one million people.

Situated near two thriving cities in Liverpool and Manchester, CWP operates from 66 sites across Cheshire and Merseyside, including Wirral, Chester, Winsford, Crewe, Macclesfield, Sefton and Trafford.

We have been recognised by the Health Service Journal as one of the top places to work in the health service for the last two years running and committed to delivering person centred care.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated CWP as ‘Good’ overall, ‘better’ for treatments and ‘Outstanding’ for care.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or you are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

Apply now to join our skilled and friendly teams and help us to deliver our vision to improve health and wellbeing by providing high quality care.

We are committed to equal opportunities and we welcome applicants from all sections of the community to ensure our workforce is representative of the population we serve.

We support anyone with a disability thinking about applying for a job at CWP. Please inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you believe you meet the ‘essential’ criteria for an available position, please answer ‘YES’ to the question: ‘Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme?’.

Visit our ‘Working for us’ pages at our Trust website to find out more about why you should choose CWP.


Do you have a passion for infection prevention and control which can be used to deliver a health economy approach to the residents of Cheshire West and Chester? If so the Infection Prevention team is seeking to recruit you. An opportunity exists for a qualified and proactive Registered Nurse who has an interest in infection prevention to join its team on a permanent basis.

We are seeking a motivated person with a passion for patient safety, clinical excellence and quality improvement to join our friendly team at Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with a proven interest in infection prevention, and who has a minimum of three years’ post registration experience, ideally in a range of clinical settings.

We are looking for a self-motivated, experienced Nurse with good written and verbal communication skills who is a team player but also able to work without supervision under their own initiative. They need to be able to influence others, prioritise work, have the ability to challenge and influence clinical practice and have a flexible approach.

The role will involve the delivery of educational programs in a variety of settings, undertaking quality improvement methodologies and provide specialist IPC advice and support to a wide range of providers including but not limited to; General Practitioners, Care Homes, Schools, Childcare Providers, Mental Health and Learning Disability providers, Community Care Teams, the general public and those who are either employed by or who use our services. The successful candidate will be supported by the IPC Specialist Nurse and the wider team to develop their infection prevention knowledge and skills.

Infection Prevention core working hours are Monday – Friday 08.00 – 18.00 (excluding bank holidays). We are based on the Countess of Chester Hospital Health Park (1829 Building), travel to surrounding areas will be required. The successful candidate may have the opportunity to work full time (37.5 hours) over four or five days.

Informal visits are encouraged.

Interviews will be held on the afternoons of 17th & 18th December (successful applicants can choose their preferred date).

For further details / informal visits contact:

Nick Hughes, Infection Prevention and Control / TB Specialist Nurse,

01244 397700


Helen Pilley, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Infection Prevention and Control,

01244 397700


Please note, external applicants will be required to pay for their Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS). Enhanced Disclosure costs £40. Standard Disclosure is £23. Administration fee is £3.50. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. DBS costs will be waived for applicants who are being recruited for COVID-19 reasons.

If the role you are successful for requires a DBS check, you are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies. Please see attached 'Update Service Applicant Guide' document for further information.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 3 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties applying for this post please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100 and quote the vacancy reference number.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Please note: after applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to CWP transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS ESR system.

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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