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Band 8d Deputy Director of IPC / Head of IPC

Main area
Infection Prevention & Control
37.5 Hours Per Week
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Across Site
£78,679 to £91,430 Per Annum Inclusive
12/04/2019 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, Midwife or Registered Clinician who is currently practicing in the field of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC).   This is an exciting new opportunity to work at a strategic level alongside the Director of Infection Prevention and Control (DIPC) at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust.

The successful candidate will contribute to the development of service strategy and directly provide tactical leadership and specialist expert advice, in the field of IPC.  This is a senior role within the organization with key strategic importance; you will be responsible for leading the IPC Team and managing the operational delivery of the team in line with the organizational strategic objectives.  Where appropriate you will deputize for the DIPC when required, with professional reporting arrangements aligned to the Cancer and Clinical Support Division.

You will clinically lead and manage the infection control nursing and administrative team, ensuring the delivery of high quality patient care and the provision of specialist advice and guidance for all health care professionals and support staff across the Trust. You will also lead on multi-disciplinary IPC education and the development of high quality evidence based infection prevention and control policies and practices throughout 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.  The post holder will establish and maintain effective and efficient systems for IPC as agreed by the DIPC; this role includes the following key responsibilities

  • Budget holder for the IPC Service
  • Provide strong leadership that inspires and motivates others to take individual responsibility for IPC
  • Have authority through expert knowledge to challenge poor or inconsistent practice
  • Manage IPC to provide a timely and effective IPC Service to meet the competing needs of the service
  • To develop and participate in education programs for all disciplines of staff, on a wide range of IPC subjects, including Trust induction, hand hygiene training and IPC update sessions

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