Infection Prevention and Control Nurse

Posted 16 September by NHS Business Services Authority

Has the recent Covid-19 response sparked your interests or 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 two qualified and proactive Registered Nurses who have an interest in infection prevention to join its team on a fixed term basis.

We are seeking two motivated nurses 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 an 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 two self-motivated, experienced Nurses who have good written and verbal communication skills who are team players but are 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 providing 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.

Secondments opportunities would be considered, please speak to your line manager for approval.

Interviews to be held 24th and 25th September.

For further details / informal visits contact:

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

or

Jen Adams, Infection Prevention and Control Specialist Nurse, Infection Prevention and Control,

Reference: 40882688

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