Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides integrated acute and community Healthcare in the West Midlands serving a population of 260,000 residents. Walsall Manor Hospital houses the full range of district general hospital services. The £170 million development was completed in 2010 and we are continually upgrading. Construction of the new integrated critical care unit has commenced and is due to be completed 2017, and plans to extend the neonatal unit are underway.
We provide high quality, friendly and effective community health services from multiple sites covering Walsall. Our multidisciplinary services include rapid response and homebased care, so that those with long term conditions and the frail elderly can remain in their own homes.
We are recommended by colleagues as a place to work which is supported by the trusts promises to work as part of a team, be supported to maintain high standards and appreciate every individual. We are committed to investing in our workforce by recruiting to Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Professional and HealthCare Science vacancies.
We have already made substantial progress following our CQC visit and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plans.
Infection Control Nurse
Band 5/6 (Permanent)
Applications are invited for a full time Infection Control Nurse to work with the ICT in providing a health economy wide service for the prevention, surveillance, investigation and control of infection. As an organisation we are able to offer the successful candidate experience in Acute, community and Care Home settings, an opportunity not available with many organisations.
You must have demonstrable post qualifying experience and have sound knowledge of infection prevention and control practices. Previous experience working within an Infection Control Team at band 5 or 6 is desirable, however candidates who can show a passion for the subject will be considered. Knowledge of surveillance techniques would be an advantage.
You will need to demonstrate an ability to work both independently and as part of a team, be enthusiastic, motivated and forward thinking. Excellent communication skills and the ability to make decisions essential. Ability to set own priorities and meet tight deadlines essential.
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Joanne Ellison, Head of Infection control or Louise Fox lead Infection control nurse on ( Phone number removed ) .
Closing date: 25th October 2016
We have already made substantial progress following our CQC visit and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plans we are recruiting to a number of clinical and non-clinical vacancies across the trust.
** Please Note that Internal at Risk Employees will be given preference for this position.*
IMPORTANT NOTE ON COMPLETION OF REFERENCE SECTION OF APPLICATION FORM
References from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. When completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover this period. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.
Please review the attached Job description and person specification carefully before applying to ensure that you meet the essential job requirements.
Candidates should be aware that, regardless of country of origin, their ability to communicate in written and spoken English to the standard required to carry out the post, will be assessed during the selection process.
We will communicate with you via email, therefore it is essential that you provide a valid email address and check your account regularly.
Referee email addresses should be provided on your application form.
Following the closing date, if you have not heard from us within 6 weeks you may assume your application has been unsuccessful.
We reserve the right to close this job early. Interested applicants are therefore advised to apply as early as possible.
If a large number of applicants meet the essential criteria then random selection will be applied.
We are committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible and committed to equal opportunities.
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