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Band 6 Infection Prevention & Control Nurse

Job Description

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of mental health, learning disabilities and community health services for the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

Infection Prevention and Control Nurse

Band 6

30 hours

The Infection Prevention and Control Team are seeking a dynamic, motivated and committed individual for the role of an infection prevention and control nurse. If you feel you are responsive to the ever changing and challenging aspects of delivering a high quality infection prevention and control service then we would like you to join our team. This post, will involve working as a specialist nurse to provide advice, support and training to staff within a wide variety of care areas and a diverse range of provider services.

The post holder will be expected to work effectively as part of a team and also autonomously delivering the infection prevention and control agenda including audit, surveillance, education, facility reviews, teaching and training. You will also need to demonstrate excellent communication and influencing skills, be pro-active and have the ability to make decisions.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wishes to develop as an Infection Prevention and Control Nurse to implement their experience and who is confident and knowledgeable on the relevant legislation that is key to infection prevention and control within the healthcare setting and has excellent team working and training skills. Please note there is no patient care delivery within this role.

For an informal discussion of the post contact Infection Prevention and Control on  ( Phone number removed ) 

We offer a generous benefits package which includes for our substantive staff:

  • Annual Leave— 27-33 days plus 8 bank holidays
  • Up to 143% employer contribution to your pension
  • Health and wellbeing benefits
  • Salary sacrifice schemes
  • Recognition schemes
  • Discount offers

Further details of these benefits and other important information about the application process and working for us is contained in the documents linked to the right of our advert. Staff on other types of contract can access some of the above- please check you understand what is available in the role you are applying to.

To make the most of your application, we may on occasion consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic (BME) communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. The Trust will meet the initial cost, and it will then be deducted from the individual’s salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS community, and meet the essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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