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Band 7 Infection Prevention & Control Nurse Specialist (IPCNS)

Main area
Infection Prevention & Control
37.5 Hours Per Week
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Across Site
£37,886 to £47,705 Per Annum Inclusive
24/02/2019 23:59






Infection Prevention and Control Department

Queen’s Hospital Romford and King George Hospital Goodmayes

BHR are seeking to recruit a highly motivated Registered General Nurse or Allied Healthcare Professional who is currently practicing in the field of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC).   This is an exciting new opportunity to work with the IPC Team and the Director of Infection Prevention and Control (DIPC) at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust as a Clinical Nurse Specialist.  The successful candidate must hold a recognised qualification in infection prevention; have significant clinical practice in this field with experience of working alongside an Infection Prevention Team.

The successful candidate will contribute to the development of the IPC service and offer specialist expert advice, in the field of IPC.  Where appropriate you will deputize for the Head of IPC when required.  The successful candidate will work both autonomously and as part of the IPC team across sites, striving to minimise risk from healthcare associated infection. The post holder will be responsible for, and lead, a small team of Nurses and support staff at one of the two hospital sites.

You will support, develop and implement systems to improve the quality of IPC management, by the delivery of national directives to develop local quality, patient safety and safe systems of working for staff.

You will need to be self-motivated and have a flexible approach to work, have good organisational skills and the ability to influence others, acting as a role model across disciplines, and demonstrate excellent communication skills with good computer literacy.

You will provide clear leadership for IPC across the named site of cover, influencing and improving the quality of care delivered to our patients supported by a team of Microbiologists, Infection Control Doctor (IPCD), team of IPC Nurses and Healthcare Support Staff.

All new staff appointed to posts at the Trust are subject to a probationary period. This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the culture and working environment of the Trust.  The post provides significant opportunities for development as an individual.   This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a developing, forward thinking and user facing department; which is an integral part of the clinical patient pathway and patient experience

You will be required to support the delivery of a high quality IPC service across all areas. Therefore you must have a flexible approach to work, demonstrating organisational skills and be able to work to deadlines. You will be required to have good communication skills at all times. 

The role is an exciting opportunity for those individuals seeking challenges and stimulation.  This post will provide the chosen candidate with a unique opportunity to work with an excellent team.  Join our team and make a difference.

For further information, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Clare Bailey, Divisional Director of Healthcare Professions - Cancer & Clinical Support on 01708 435000, Ext: 4834 (PA) or 6957 or e-mail  If you require help please ask your advisor.

All new staff appointed to posts at the Trust will be subject to a 6 months probationary period. This will give new staff members an opportunity to become familiar with the culture and working environment of the Trust.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process or assistance with completion of the form (for applicants with a disability) can be made to Amanda Vickers, Recruitment Department on 01708 435000 ext. 2826.  Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Clare Bailey, email

If you have problems applying, contact

01708 435000 Extn: 2826