Infection Prevention Nurse / Practitioner Band 6
If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.
Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English
Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.
Please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any time should it be filled via the internal redeployment process
The Infection Prevention Nurse / Practitioner is accountable to the Senior Nurse / Practitioner for Infection Prevention. They will be part of a team providing Infection Prevention resource and support across the health board and to independent providers of health and social care.
The overarching aim of the infection prevention service is to reduce the incidence of preventable infections for hospital in-patients and people receiving care in community settings.
The Infection Prevention Nurse / Practitioner will be expected to develop and maintain a level of competence to allow them to work within their own professional limitations and to adhere to their professional code of conduct and local policies.
Main duties of the job
We are seeking to recruit an experienced and highly motivated Registered Nurse/Practitioner with excellent communication and time management skills.
Applicants should be able to work within a team or on their initiative and possess good organisational skills with a proven ability to work under pressure.
The post holder will be required to work on their own initiative supporting teams in their base hospital of GUH and may be required to travel to other sites within the organisation to meet the needs of the service.
There is a requirement to have some knowledge and awareness of the Infection Prevention Strategy/Welsh Government reduction expectation targets and decontamination. A comprehensive induction programme will be offered on commencement of the secondment post.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.
This post is fixed term/secondment until End of March 2024 due to the needs of the service.
If you are interested in applying for the secondment position, you must obtain permission from your current line manager prior to applying for this post.
Working for our organisation
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.
We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.
Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac.
- Professional registration
- Degree level
- Infection prevention Knowledge / Experience
- Teaching / Assessing Qualification
- Post registration experience
- Infection Prevention experience
Skills & Values
- IT skills
- Ability to adapt / flexible to meet service needs
- Values of HB / Patient Safety
- Ability to speak Welsh
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Welsh language skills are desirable
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Helen Ronchetti
- Job title
- Lead Nurse PCC Infection Prevention & Control
- Email address
- Telephone number