Infection Prevention and Control Lead

Location
Edgbaston and Priory Hospitals - Birmingham
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Infection Prevention and Control Lead  

Full Time – Permanent

£45,753- £47,500 + Benefits

BMI Edgbaston & Priory Hospitals in Birmingham are part of Circle Health Group, Britain's leading provider of independent healthcare with a nationwide network of hospitals & clinics, performing more complex surgery than any other private healthcare provider in the country. 

We have an opportunity for an Infection Prevention and Control Lead to join their team of staff in the Nursing department.

This is a Full time role for 37.5 hours a week. The role holder will be required to cover a flexible shift pattern.

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Registered Nurse (or other profession e.g. Operating Department Practitioner).
  • Teaching and assessing qualification e.g. ENB 998 (or equivalent).
  • IPC qualification desirable
  • Specialist knowledge to a level defined for that hospital
  • Able to apply specialist knowledge to risk assessment and support appropriate controls.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Maths, English GCSE at grades A to C or equivalent functional skills level 2 evidence.
  • Proficient in the use of a PC, including the use of software and systems.

 

Duties of this role include:

  • To ensure Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) is addressed in all areas of the hospital, and reflected throughout all activity related to healthcare provision.
  • Taking accountability for infection prevention all new business, new build and refurbishment.
  • Ensuring compliance to the HCAI code (DH 2010) for CQC requirements in England and equivalent for hospitals in Scotland and Wales.
  • To ensure environmental cleaning is sufficient and appropriate to the level of risk in each area of the hospital in partnership with housekeeping department.
  • To provide comment and advice on the purchase, introduction and use of equipment in relation to IPC issues.
  • To support the local Waste Officer in all waste management but especially in the management of the clinical waste stream.

 

Salary & Benefits:

Circle Health Group is committed to offering competitive starting salaries alongside access to a wide range of employee benefits, including:

  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Private Pension Scheme
  • 25 days holiday a year increasing to 30 days
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity & Adoption Leave
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Learning and development; free courses and industry recognised qualifications
  • Friends & Family Hospital Discounts
  • NHS Blue Light Discount Card
  • Plus much more