An exciting opportunity has arisen, supporting an NHS organisation as a Lead Nurse, Infection Prevention and Control. The client is looking for a hybrid approach to working 2 days onsite, 3 days remote working.
Work closely with the DIPC, Quality Directorate in the planning, provision, and promotion of a comprehensive Infection Control service for the organisation. Main Responsibilities:
A successful candidate will have:
- Clinically lead and line manage the infection prevention and control team; oversee the continuing professional development needs and overall performance of individuals;
- Deliver the long-term strategic vision and leadership in the field of IPC. Deliver visible expertise in the management and control of infection in a range of Mental health/Learning disability care settings, contributing to the improvement in the quality of patient care and governance agendas;
- Be an active member of relevant committees and groups as required;
- Lead the development and maintenance of the IPC polices and guidelines in order to improve staff practice and safe patient care;
- Make decisions and advise on complex issues, utilising comprehensive analytical skills, form a clinical judgement on best course of action for service delivery or patient care issues, liaising as necessary with the Consultant Microbiologist as required;
- Assist Ward or Care Home Managers and Patient Flow to facilitate the effective and appropriate utilisation of beds, including the use of risk assessment to balance other safety concerns within a MH/LD setting with transmission risk of infection;
- Work collaboratively and in partnership with other practitioners to lead and
- develop professional practice ensuring that care practices, delivery and service development are evidence based;
- Contribute to the continuous evaluation and update of infection control practice in light of emerging infections, current evidence, research, legislation and best practice both locally and at a regional and national level;
- Where appropriate, training packages will be co-produced with service users. Training packages should reflect service user and carer experience and identify best practice in relation to support needs.
- Must hold current registration to the NMC with active pin;
- Recognised post registered qualification in Infection Control. ENB329 or equivalent/diploma/ degree);
- Advanced knowledge of National Standards and guidelines relating to Infection Prevention and Control;
- Confident teaching and presentation skills;
- Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
For further information on this role please contact Donna Larder on 0161 241 9674 and send a copy of your CV to email@example.com