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Infection Prevention & Control
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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NHS Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group
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Hemel Hempstead
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum
30/08/2019 23:59
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Infection Prevention & Control Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 7

Here at Herts Valleys CCG we’re passionate about people. Working with our partners to help our people to stay well and get good health services when they need them is at the heart of everything we do.

It’s an exciting time for us. We’re an evolving organisation with a lot to do if we are to deliver our clinical strategy for west Hertfordshire in the next 5-7 years. And we’re looking for people who enjoy working in a fast-paced, vibrant environment that can help us achieve this.

So if you share our passion for people and want to make a positive change to their health and health services then we want to hear from you.

We can offer you a good working environment in a modern office building with an on-site restaurant and free car parking along with a generous holiday entitlement and NHS pension scheme.


Herts Valleys CCG, East and North Hertfordshire CCG and West Essex CCG serve a population of over 1.5 million, and are committed to commissioning high quality, safe health services on behalf of the population they serve. They aim to achieve this through the establishment of an STP approach to the provision of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) support to the CCGs.

Do you have a passion for monitoring quality and driving change? 

Are you committed to influencing and facilitating improvements to ensure high quality care is provided to patients?

The STP currently has an exciting opportunity for a nurse with experience in IPC to join us, and be a key part of the Nursing and Quality Team. 

This post is your chance to work in a forward thinking, dynamic team and make a real difference to local people and the care they receive.

The post holder will:

  • Monitor whether robust processes are in place within provider organisations to demonstrate compliance with national standards for IPC, including the Health and Social Care Act 2008: Code of Practice on the Prevention and Control of Infections
  • Provide expert advice
  • Support best practice in IPC
  • Implement national guidance and evidence based practice
  • Influence clinical practice
  • Undertake surveillance and analysis of infection data
  • Provide education and training

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information or to informally discuss the post, please call Lynn Stewart (Head of Infection Prevention & Control) on 07552 289499.