Infection Prevention and Control Lead

Recruiter
BMI Healthcare.
Location
Nottingham
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
17 May 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

BMI Park Hospital in Nottingham is part of BMI Healthcare, Britain's leading provider of independent healthcare with a nationwide network of hospitals & clinics performing more complex surgery than any other private healthcare provider in the country.

We have an opportunity for a Infection Prevention and Control Lead to join their team of staff in the Nursing department.

This is a FULL time role for 37.5 hours a week. The role holder will be required to cover a flexible shift pattern.

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Able to apply specialist knowledge to risk assessment and support appropriate controls
  • Ability to provide leadership and development of all disciplines of staff
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Good interpersonal and motivational skills
  • Good general IT skills
  • Previous experience working in IPC role,
  • Previous experience working within the acute healthcare sector.
  • 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

Duties of this role include:

  • 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 develop in partnership with the senior person responsible for IPC and with approval of the HIPCC, an annual program, that is aligned to the HCAI code (DH 2010) (plus for Scottish and Welsh hospitals: NHS Scotland Code of Practice and National HCAI strategy for hospitals in Wales) and reflects specific objectives of BMI National Infection Prevention and Control annual program.
  • Where appropriate be a key implementer of the Hospital IPC programme.
  • Working towards agreed objectives and demonstrating BMI behaviours at all time.
  • To develop a full time IPC link at Hospitals – where appropriate.
  • Utilise and work in partnership with the local Infection Control Doctor (ICD) ensuring that the service level agreement is appropriate for the hospital size, activity levels and complexity.

Please see attached role profile for further detailed information on the responsibilities and accountabilities of this vacancy.

Salary & Benefits:

BMI Healthcare offers a competitive starting salary and offers access to a wide range of employee benefits, including:

  • BMI Healthcare Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Staff Pension Scheme
  • 25 days holiday per annum

Interested?

If you would like to apply for this opportunity, please complete our brief online application form and ensure to upload the most recent copy of CV. We aim to respond to your application within 14 days of the closing date.

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