Nurse Consultant Infection Prevention / Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control
This is an exciting opportunity for an highly motivated and experienced Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) lead nurse to join our friendly and dynamic IPC team at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals for a 1 year secondment / fixed term contract. As the IPC Nurse Consultant / Deputy Director of Infection Prevention you will be strategically responsible for delivering the IPC service and annual programme of work. You will lead a team of IPC Specialist Nurses, the fit testing / PPE team and support workers across the two acute hospital sites at Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone
The post holder will be an IPC expert practitioner with advanced clinical knowledge and leadership skills. They will work with the DIPC and the IPC team to ensure compliance with the hygiene code, national guidance and our COVID response. As part of the Corporate Nursing team they will also work to support the Trust with their CQC compliance and our journey to outstanding.
The post holder will be expected to build strong working relationships with colleagues throughout the Trust including Divisional teams, Estates and Facilities, Consultants, Pharmacy and Pathology teams. They will also be required to work with and build excellent working relations with external key stakeholders including Public Health England, NHSE/I, STP / ICSs and CCGs
You will be expected to attend the Trust’s Induction Programme for RNs, RMs and ODPs (which starts on the first day of employment). The programme is full-time (please contact the programme lead if this is problematic: firstname.lastname@example.org), lasts for two weeks and will involve travelling to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area and classroom-based study days which run from 9am to 5pm.
Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at enhanced level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)
We are passionate in supporting our staff to develop and have great opportunities for career progression. We take equality and diversity seriously and seek to empower all diverse groups within our trust. We seek to develop a culture where diversity in all its forms is celebrated. We are committed to ensuring that women are empowered to work at all levels of management and that working patterns are as flexible as possible giving all members of staff opportunity to flourish in using their skills for our patients. We work across our trust to enable those who consider themselves to have a disability both visible and invisible to have access to all they need to thrive in their work environment. We work with Stonewall to embed an inclusive and accepting culture for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. We have 78 nationalities working in our trust and we are proud of this. We are active in embracing the ethnic and cultural diversity in our trust. We work to empower people with any protected characteristic to have opportunities to work in an environment that helps them to contribute to the best of their ability, recognising and valuing the unique contributions each of us brings for best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to supporting the delivery of the Equality Act with zero tolerance for any discrimination, harassment or victimisation of applicants and staff with these protected characteristics
Closing Date: Friday 23rd October 2020
Interview Date: To be confirmed
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Further details / informal visits contact
- Lesley Smith
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- Nurse Consultant IPC / Deputy DIPC
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