Panoramic Associates are working with a local authority to support the recruitment for a Interim Health Protection Practitioner for a full time assignment until 31st March 2022.
The client can offer flexible working / compressed hours (e.g adjusted core hours, or 5 days into 4) and fully remote home working. This role pays a competitive daily rate.
This role will aim to provide Public Health and clinical knowledge through a range of core functions, including surveillance and monitoring, infection prevention and control, operational support and advice, education, training and research.
- Use clinical expertise and knowledge to support and, where required, lead the management of routine and complex incidents and outbreaks of infectious diseases and non-infectious environmental hazards.
- Attending and actively participating in Health Protection meetings and in outbreak and incident management meetings.
- Manage and carry out continuing responsibility of cases of COVID & other infectious diseases, ensuring accurate up to date records of contacts/action.
- Utilise an evidence-based approach to provide clinical/professional advice and discussions within the team.
- To monitor standards, ensuring quality and consistency and escalate to senior manager and take action where any shortfall occurs as appropriate to the role.
- Participate in a local on-call rota, as necessary.
- Contribute proactively to the development and maintenance of effective systems for surveillance of communicable disease and environmental hazards.
- Registered General Nurse or Allied Health Professional in relevant clinical discipline with current professional registration e.g. NMC.
- Public health degree, or higher degree in a related subject, or evidence of CPD in health protection and documented experience at degree level practice.
- Recognised qualification in Infection Prevention and Control or demonstrable equivalent experience.
- Substantial experience in a health protection role with specialist knowledge and expertise in Health Protection.
- An understanding of and ability to work under the current Health and Social Care Act (e.g. Safeguarding vulnerable adults, data protection, information governance).
- Experience of (aspects) contact tracing, managing COVID outbreaks.
- Ability to identify areas for development and delivery of training programmes ensuring national and strategic objectives.
To apply for this role, please contact Maisie Hockings.