Infection Prevention and Control Nurse

NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers
Competitive salary
20 Nov 2020
23 Nov 2020
Role Type
Start Date
NHS Professionals in partnership with Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust are looking for:

Infection Prevention and Control Nurse

Location - Harrop House

Working Hours 37.5 -Monday to Friday (may include weekends), 9-5, for 6 months, Immediate Start

NHS Professionals is the leading provider of managed flexible workforce services to the NHS with approximately 100,000 nurses, doctors, administration and clerical and other healthcare professionals signed to its bank. We help our 65 NHS Trust clients implement tactical measures to improve workforce efficiency and productivity as part of an overall workforce strategy.

An exciting secondment opportunity has become available to appoint an enthusiastic, dynamic & innovative member to our experienced Infection Prevention & Control Team at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. This post is to support the team with the annual staff flu campaign and infection prevention & control

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

The successful candidate will be expected to have a broad knowledge of clinical nursing skills and the ability to work with people to empower & facilitate effective infection control practice within the Trust. Ideally candidates will have knowledge regarding immunisations and vaccinations however full training will be provided. Candidates should have been involved in developing, planning & implementing change processes within their current job & ideally have experience working across acute, mental health & community settings. Experience of working with an Infection Control Team would be advantageous.

A positive approach & the ability to motivate others, be flexible & have the skills to prioritise your workload are all essential requirements of the post. The work is challenging and no two days are the same. You will be required to work to high standards maintaining a high quality finish to aspects of your work.

The role will be varied and include staff education & training, promoting good clinical practice in respect to infection control, audits & feedback of results, support and guidance for staff and patients and responding to outbreaks and will be involved with the annual influenza staff vaccination programme.

Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be measured against this document. For all posts which require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check please be aware of the DBService Code of Practice, a copy of which is available by logging on to the DBS website.

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Please note that you will be contacted via e-mail throughout the recruitment process, so please check your e-mails regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

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

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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