Infection Prevention & Control Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

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Job summary

The post is a full-time position, accountable to the Head of IPC for the day to day Infection Prevention & Control management across NCHC and to assist with on-going improvement in the quality of the patients experience.

The post holder has a responsibility act upon standards of Infection Prevention & Control that fall below the acceptable standard and legislative responsibilities.

This position is involved in ensuring the Trust complies with its legislative and licensing requirements, i.e. The Health and Social Care Act 2015, and for the provision of specialist advice and guidance for all health care professionals and support staff across the Trust.

Main duties of the job

Act as a subject matter expert (SME) demonstrating knowledge and skill within IP&C

Implement guidelines and clinician led initiatives

Advise on the Trusts nursing and professional agenda from an IP&C perspective

Take part in an on-call system to provide a flu response service to nursing and care homes within Norfolk

Implement the strategic and operational plan of IP&C services

Deputise for Senior IPCNs to provide specialist advice to any groups or committee within the Trust as required e.g. reconfiguration of services, building development, procurement etc

To promote Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust and raise the profile and reputation of the Infection Prevention & Control Service in the wider health economy

About us

Head of IPAC (Beth) runs the service with 2 Senior IPAC Nurses (Mandy and a vacancy). There are a further 4.8 WTE IPAC Nurses supporting all four geographical localities and SSOCs . We are commissioned by NCC to provide a rapid response team for community and business outbreaks with this service managed by Donna but linked to the IPAC team if further support is needed

The IPAC team provides advice to NCHC and care homes within its geography. We run an on-call service commissioned on behalf of Public Health England to manage respiratory illness in care homes and provide anti-virals where necessary.

Supportive team to work in, even through the last 2, incredibly tough, years. A responsive team , hence the need to be able to drive as can be called anywhere within the county at short notice.

We currently run an on-call service but are about to undergo a consultation for a 7 day working week.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an Outstanding rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be working in collaboration with clinical teams/general management, in order to ensure there is a defined pathway of care for the patient with an infection including timely transfer/discharge

To direct and use the results of specialist investigations (e.g. microbiology and virology testing) to assist formulation of diagnoses and advise on patient management from a range of interventions

Maintenance of accurate electronic records

Development of educational programs and to deliver in own areas

Work with the IP&CT to decide when, where and how wards/departments should be closed/open, from an IP&C perspective

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered nurse or other clinical qualification
  • IPAC qualification or willingness to obtain

Experience

Essential

  • Varied post registration experience

Desirable

  • Evidence of community working
  • Evidence of working in Infection Prevention & Control

Skills

Essential

  • oAble to communicate effectively using the English Language in both verbal and written forms
  • Organisational skills
  • Able to prioritise
  • Ability to develop and deliver training programmes
  • Assertive in dealing with colleagues patients and the public
  • IT skills

Desirable

  • Leadership skills
  • oAbility to analyse complex information and use own judgement to problem solve

Knowledge

Essential

  • Demonstrate sound evidence based approach to applying information
  • Knowledge of governance and risk management

Desirable

  • Knowledge of Infection Prevention and Control Practice
  • Knowledge of the principles and practice of surveillance

Other

Essential

  • Evidence of teamwork
  • Full UK driving license or ability to arrange own transport around Norfolk at short notice
  • Ability to deal with conflict
  • Able to establish positive relationships

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

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).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

NCH

Bowthorpe Road

Norwich

NR2 3TU


Employer's website

https://www.norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Beth Kimber

beth.kimber@nchc.nhs.uk

01603272266

Date posted

15 November 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

839-3641984-GP

Job locations

NCH

Bowthorpe Road

Norwich

NR2 3TU


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