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Infection Prevention and Control Nurse

Job Description

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust is an exciting place to work. It offers a wide range of employment opportunities for many people.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust positively encourages applications from all areas of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We are committed to ensuring people who work for the community trust have a good working life - and a good work life/home life balance.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Infection Prevention and Control Team - We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive, motivated registered and qualified IPC nurse to join our Team. The successful candidate will be required to carry out audits, risk assessments, provide support to clinical areas and give expert advice to all areas of the trust on all aspects of infection prevention and control. The successful candidate must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be effective at motivating others to deliver safe care and reduce the incidence of infection.

The post will involve the collection and analysis of data, writing of reports and presenting to groups. Excellent IT skills, experience using Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and web based applications are required.

This post requires travelling to other premises other than the primary base location and therefore candidates must have a full driving licence and have daily access to and use of a vehicle.

You will need to be registered with the NMC and be able to demonstrate current clinical experience. We are committed to clinical support, CPD & training.


As part of the recruitment process please answer the following question, in no more than 500 words, at the beginning of the ‘additional information/supporting statement’ box on your NHS Jobs application form: Give an example of when and how you have influenced IPC practice and instigated change in your current role?

Applicants should note that where it is deemed that a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required, it will be the applicants responsibility to cover the cost of the check and payment must be made in advance for all bank positions.

The Trust supports a no smoking policy.

Childcare voucher schemes and subsidised childcare support is available to parents.

Staff who are new to the NHS will normally start on the bottom increment of the payscale advertised.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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