Interim Health Protection Nurse / Practitioner

  • Location

    England

  • Sector:

    Public Health

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £300 - £400 per day

  • Contact:

    Maisie Hockings

  • Contact email:

    m.hockings@panoramicassociates.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    7623_1629218429

  • Duration:

    31st March 2022

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    Maisie Hockings

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.

Role responsibilities:

  • 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.

Qualifications required:

  • 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.

Experience required:

  • 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.