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Lead Nurse Infection Prevention and Control (Majority Remote Working)

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14 Feb 2022
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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:
  • 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.
A successful candidate will have:
  • 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


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Leadership skills have rarely been at such a premium - as organisations across both public and private sectors attempt to improve services and standards at a time of widespread change and unprecedented financial constraints.

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