Infection Prevention & Control Nurse
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented, ambitious and engaging registered children's or adult nurse to undertake the role of InfectionPrevention and Control (IPC) Nurse, working primarily in community settings. This innovative role allows the successful candidate to usetheir clinical knowledge and develop their IPC skills, whilst working in partnership with the clinical teams to make a real difference in patientoutcomes, promoting patient safety and the delivery of safe care to assist in the reduction of health care associated infections.
- Interview Date: 13th June 2023
- 18 Hours 45 Minutes per a week
- You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.
Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month's pay.
Main duties of the job
Role responsibilities:o Develop advanced knowledge and skills within IPCo Provide support and specialist advise to a range of healthcare professionals, including health & social care serviceso Manage IPC issues, liaising where appropriate with other members of the IPC Teamo Support the development of IPC nursing practice in community serviceso Provide specialist education and training
Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for all essential and desirable criteria required for the role.
Please note that a car and driving licence are essential for this community role.
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.
Rated 'Outstanding' by theCQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
- The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust define a Infection Prevention and Control Nurse as a qualified nurse where the primary purpose of role is to provide guidance and support based on advanced level knowledge to patients, carers and health professionals
- To support the Matron Infection Prevention & Control in the provision of Infection Prevention & Control Services throughout the Trust. As a member of the Infection Prevention & Control Team assist in the development of a quality, proactive, evidence based Infection Prevention & Control service
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.
Certificate of Sponsorship
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From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).