Infection Prevention Control Nurse

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Public Health
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2100002B Requisition #

| Salary £38,890-£43,857 per annum | Permanent, Full Time, 37 hours per week | HSR Infection Prevention Control |

 

Job Title – Senior Infection Prevention Nurse

Salary - £38,890 - £42,821

Location – Marsh Lane, Preston

Hours – Full time

Closing date – 29th January

 

Lancashire is the fourth largest local authority in England and covers a huge geographic area and a wide range of communities both urban and rural. As a county council our remit is substantial, varied and complex - but our purpose is simple – we exist to serve the people of Lancashire by working as efficiently and innovatively as possible to prioritise the services they need and want.

The Infection Prevention and Control team work within the Public Health Directorate, but support all aspects of the council to reduce the risk of infections. The team specifically support the commissioners to ensure that all providers of health and social care are compliant with the Code of Practice for infection prevention. There are 400+ adult residential homes; children residential homes; schools (mainstream and those supporting children with special educational needs); and numerous domiciliary and supported living providers. The team also provide infection prevention support and advice to the local Clinical Commissioning Groups.

 

The Job Role/Key responsibilities 

Working across a range of service areas you will use your professional skills, sometimes in challenging circumstances, to provide infection prevention and control interventions to improve safety for users and employees of local health and social care services. This role also has a substantial Public Health element, currently focussing on COVID-19, but also encompassing the broader healthcare associated infection agenda.  

Key responsibilities: 

  • Use clinical knowledge in infection control to embed evidence based practice
  • Manage the delivery of the COVID-19 action plan.
  • Advise Clinical Commissioning Groups and health and social care professionals on issues relating to the prevention and control of health care associated infections.
  • Develop project plans and risk management strategies.
  • To actively participate in a Root Cause Analysis and Post infection Reviews
  • To support health and social care providers with the management of outbreaks.

 

 

The Job Requirements 

Applicants must be currently on the Nursing and Midwifery Council register as a Registered Nurse. The ideal candidate will have 2 years post registration experience, some of this in a role linked to infection prevention or quality assurance.

A post-registration qualification in Infection Prevention is desired.

 

Other 

For further information please telephone Anita Watson 07876844109 or contact anita.watson@lancashire.gov.uk

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Further information can be found on the 'Our Recruitment Process' tab.

You will be required to provide a car for use in connection with the duties of this post and must be insured for business use. However, we may consider you if you cannot drive because of a disability.

We do not hold a sponsorship licence and can only consider applications from candidates who are legally entitled to work in the UK. If you do not have the right to work in the UK, your application will not progress.

We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.

 

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