Senior Infection Prevention Nurse
NHS AfC: Band 7
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.
As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.
Our strategic vision for 2020 is:
“As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance. Working patterns such as; part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced infection prevention nurse to join an award winning team as a Senior IPN.
The focus on infection prevention has never been greater and the successful candidate will be expected to provide specialist infection prevention advice and education across the organisation, both in the acute and community settings.
This is a new permanent position. We are looking to recruit a highly motivated infection prevention nurse to join an experienced and friendly team that is expanding due to significant recent investment by the trust.
The post holder will work with the Lead Nurses to ensure that the service meets the demands of our patients and staff both now during what is an unprecedented time and in the months and years to come.
Consideration will also be given to staff who have no post registration IPC qualifications but are willing to undertake the relevant educational programme.
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.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- John Mannion
- Job title
- Lead Nurse Infection Prevention
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 01253 956333