Interim COVID-19 Senior Health Protection Advisor

  • Location

    England

  • Sector:

    Public Health

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Maisie Hockings

  • Contact email:

    m.hockings@panoramicassociates.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    834298_1603714998

  • Consultant:

    Maisie Hockings

Panoramic Associates are working with a local authority based in the South East to recruit an Interim COVID-19 Senior Health Protection Advisor for 5 days per week. This is a 6 month role with potential to extend. To apply for this role you must be able to work 3 out of 5 days on site. The other 2 days can be worked from home.

Job responsibilities:

  • Working alongside social care settings to interpret the public health guidance for the system of controls for COVID-19.
  • Recognise and isolate outbreaks of infectious diseases in social care settings and in the community at large.
  • Create strategies and action-plans for the prevention of outbreaks.
  • Investigate possible outbreaks and marshal resources in response in the event of a confirmed outbreak.
  • Serve as an infectious disease advisor for social care setting providers and members of the local community.
  • Provide training to support infection prevention and control (including to care homes)
  • Review social care settings policies and procedures to ensure plans are robust for preventing and managing COVID-19 cases.
  • Advise on COVID-19 safe practice including site visits for example to care homes.
  • Be part of a multi-professional team of COVID-19 advisors for all social care settings.
  • Represent the Local Authority Public Health team in weekly meetings to update audiences of the latest advice, best practice and to answer specific questions.
  • Escalating any issues/pressures for resolution with the Consultant in Public Health
  • Responding to adhoc queries (telephone, email, virtual meetings) from social care settings or other system partners.
  • Support the response from Public Health England Health Protection Team as required for COVID-19 management.
  • As part of the Local Authority Public Health team this role may be asked to work across other areas in the pandemic response depending on surveillance and need from the system.

Essential criteria:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent professional experience in a health and social care related settings.
  • Significant experience and knowledge of working in heath protection environment including infection prevention and control
  • Experience of working with social care settings.
  • Ability to travel across the local area to attend frequent site visits and meetings

To apply please contact Maisie Hockings