Interim/Locum Infection Prevention Control Nurse

  • Location

    Scotland

  • Sector:

    Public Health

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £300 - £400 per day + Competitive + Negotiable daily rate DOE

  • Contact:

    Mia Collett

  • Contact email:

    m.collett@panoramicassociates.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    BH479378MC_1657782669

  • Duration:

    3-6 months

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    Mia Collett

Interim/Locum Infection Prevention and Control Nurse
Local Government clients in Central Belt Scotland and North West England
Part remote/part on-site (on-site visits are required on a weekly basis across the local region)

3-9 month contracts
Competitive daily rate + travel expenses paid

Panoramic Associates are working with local government clients in Scotland and England who are seeking Interim Infection Prevention and Control Nurses to help lead the IPC function and provide specialist advice to various workstreams, such as Adult Social Care, Workplaces, Events.

The post holder will be responsible in providing expert support and advice in infection prevention/control predominantly in the Adult Social Care, Workplaces, Events settings. Working as a senior member of the wider Public Health team with responsibility for, auditing, risk assessments, training, planning and implementing IPC processes across their local area.

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

Role responsibilities:

  • Recognise and isolate outbreaks of infectious diseases in care and schools 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 various workstreams

Experience required:

  • Qualified and registered nurse (active NMC pin)
  • Infection Prevention & Control post grad. qualification/specific training in infection control is highly desirable
  • 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.