Interim Infection Prevention and Control Nurse

  • Location

    England

  • Sector:

    Public Sector

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £350 per day + Competitive + negotiable daily rate

  • Contact:

    Mia Collett

  • Contact email:

    m.collett@panoramicassociates.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    BBBH567MC_1612973096

  • Duration:

    3 months

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    Mia Collett

Panoramic Associates are working with a Yorkshire based local authority to support them in finding an Interim Infection Prevention and Control Nurse to support the response to COVID-19.

The post holder will be responsible in providing expert support and advice in infection prevention/control in order to prevent and manage local infectious diseases outbreaks predominantly in health and care settings. Working as a senior member of the Public Health team with responsibility for, auditing, developing, planning and implementing comprehensive infection prevention and control processes across the local area.

*Due to the nature of the role, you will be required to undertake on-site visits to care homes around the local region as an essential part of your role*

Role responsibilities:

  • Recognise and isolate outbreaks of infectious diseases in health and 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 health and care setting providers and members of the local community.
  • Provide training to support infection prevention and control (including to care homes)
  • Review care home 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.

Experience required:

  • Qualified and registered nurse
  • Infection Prevention & Control post grad. qualification/specific training in infection control
  • Experience of working in a health or public health related post
  • Specialist IPC knowledge and experience
  • Experience of providing clinical advice to other registered nurses, so you must have an enhance level of knowledge and competence
  • Ability to undertake on-site visits to care homes around the local region as an essential part of your role

To hear more about this role please apply and/or contact Mia Collett on the email address / on LinkedIn.