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Lead Infection Prevention and Control Nurse

Band 8b

Main area
Infection Prevention and Control
Grade
Band 8b
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
213-CORP-1684
Employer
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Denmark Hill
Town
London
Salary
£55,905 - £66,627 per annum (inc HCA)
Closing
19/12/2018 23:59
Interview date
04/01/2019

Are you looking for the next step in your career development?

Here at King’s College NHS Foundation Trust we are looking for a qualified, experienced and highly motivated Lead Infection Prevention and control Nurse to join our well established Infection Prevention and Control team. The successful candidate will work alongside the Director of Infection Prevention and Control (DIPC), contributing to the development of service strategy and directly providing tactical leadership, specialist expert advice, in the field of infection prevention and control.

Successful candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrate on-going professional development. You will work in conjunction with the Deputy DIPC, the post holder will be responsible for the coordination and development of a quality infection prevention and control service, providing leadership, support and guidance to trust staff, particularly those on the Denmark Hill site, and ensuring a patient focussed service. The post holder will be flexible and may be required to provide cross site cover. The post includes clinical and managerial leadership to the Infection Prevention and Control team and assists and collaborates with the Deputy DIPC for ensuring leadership of the team and infection prevention and control standards across the organisation. The post holder will practice at an advanced level demonstrating a high level of autonomy and clinical decision-making and will be responsible for the day to day Infection Prevention and Control operational activities. They will work as a highly specialised member of the Infection Prevention and Control team, to assist in containing and reducing the incidence of infection in the organisation, through risk assessment, surveillance, audit, intervention and education. The role is a collaborative one, working with individuals and groups, across professional boundaries

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Rachel Ben Salem - Lead IPCN PRUH & South sides Tel 01689 863460

Ranjini Rene - Office Manager/PA Infection Prevention and Control Team

Tel no: 0203 299 4259