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Infection Prevention and Control Lead

AN - 0060

Are you looking to take your career to the next level?

If so, our client has now got an exciting opening for a Infection Prevention and Control Lead to join their team. They are looking for a an enthusiastic, motivated and skilled nurse to come in and hit the ground running. 

Our client is a leading healthcare provider which has a network of hospitals and is based in Bedford. 

This role is 22.5 hours a week. 

Requirements 

  • Registered Nurse (or other profession e.g. Operating Department Practitioner).
  • Teaching and assessing qualification e.g. ENB 998 (or equivalent).
  • Specialist knowledge to a level defined for that hospital
  • Able to apply specialist knowledge to risk assessment and support appropriate controls.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Maths, English GCSE at grades A to C or equivalent functional skills level 2 evidence.
  • Proficient in the use of a PC, including the use of software and systems.

Duties

  • To ensure Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) is addressed in all areas of the hospital, and reflected throughout all activity related to healthcare provision. 
  • Taking accountability for infection prevention all new business, new build and refurbishment. 
  • Ensuring compliance to the HCAI code (DH 2010) for CQC requirements in England and equivalent for hospitals in Scotland and Wales.  
  • To ensure environmental cleaning is sufficient and appropriate to the level of risk in each area of the hospital in partnership with housekeeping department.
  • To provide comment and advice on the purchase, introduction and use of equipment in relation to IPC issues.
  • To support the local Waste Officer in all waste management but especially in the management of the clinical waste stream.

Staff Benefits 

  • Healthcare Private Medical Insurance
  • Pension Scheme
  • 25 days holiday per annum increasing up to 30 days with long service
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity & Adoption Leave
  • Market leading learning and development, including free courses and industry recognised qualifications
  • Nationwide Gym discounts & Online Fitness Classes
  • Staff Health Checks
  • Blue Light Discount Card for 1,000s of nationwide discounts and exclusive offers
  • Cycle to Work – and much more!