As post holder you will work closely with the Directors of Infection Prevention & Control [DIPC], Executive Lead for IP&C and the Infection Control Doctors [ICD]. The lead nurse will deputise for the Trusts Directors of Infection Prevention and Control [DIPC] as required.
You will oversee the line management of the IP&C nursing and administrative teams [IP&CT]. You will act as the expert nurse they will be accountable with the DIPCs for ensuring the IP&CT maintain an effective and efficient system throughout the Trusts for the prevention, investigation and control of infections and any subsequent root cause analysis [RCA] and post infection review [PIR] processes in order to minimise the risks to patients, staff and the public.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate must hold a recognised qualification in infection prevention; have significant clinical practice in this field with experience of leading an Infection Prevention Nursing Team. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrable organisational skills and excellent leadership skills in taking forward the IPC agenda. You will act as a role model in promoting the IPC principles across the Trust, influencing and improving the quality of care delivered to our patients.
Full time: 37.5 hours per week. You may be required to participate in emergency or on-call cover on an ad hoc basis or in exceptional circumstances based on the needs of the service (e.g. absence resulting in no other cover, emergency scenarios etc.)
At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do to offer a high quality patient experience in a caring and supportive environment. This aligns with our vision of providing safe, caring and effective services because people matter.
This is an opportunity to join an NHS organisation that inspires its staff to innovate, with support and encouragement to continually develop. We expect all of our staff to demonstrate the Trust values of Care, Respect and Responsibility.
We believe healthcare is better when provided by supported and dedicated staff, so if you are innovative, forward thinking and dedicated to high quality patient care come and join our amazing team.
At the Dudley Group everyone is welcome, please ensure you have read our Recruitment Equality Statement included in the advert.
Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake
Skills, Abilities and Knowledge
Skilled in managing and influencing others to deliver IP&C initiatives in the context of organisational goals and strategic objectives
Extensive post-registration experience
Significant time working in IP&C with a highly specialised knowledge in a wide variety of clinical specialities
Qualifications/training and professional development
Registered with relevant professional organisation, either Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health & Care Professional Council (HCPC)
Doctoral level qualification or equivalent experience
Masters level qualification or equivalent Post registration qualification in IP&C