Infection Prevention & Control Nurse (Band 6) - Infection Prevention & Control - Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust - #49024

Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Grimsby
Contract type: Full time

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Infection Prevention & Control Team.

The Infection Prevention and Control Nurse (IPCN) post is primarily responsible for providing an infection prevention and control advisory service to healthcare staff, patients, visitors and non-trust staff working within the trust. Key duties include assisting in the investigation of infection incidences and support potential and confirmed outbreaks of hospital infection; participate in infection control surveillance to identify potential infection risks in patients, staff, equipment or procedures and participate in the delivery of the infection prevention and control-training portfolio for all healthcare staff.

Other duties include annual infection prevention and control audits for all clinical areas incorporating a procedure for feedback and action planning and support; linking with designated areas around the trust to monitor infection control risks for patients and from the environment and working closely with their Senior infection prevention & control nursing colleagues.

This job role will give the successful candidate an opportunity to work cross-site.

To work in partnership with nurses and other health professionals to address infection control risks through planning and delivering interventions which are based on best practice and clinical judgement

To provide infection control advice for patients, their families and caregivers within the specialist area at identification and prevention of infection risks, during treatment programmes and follow-up. This must be delivered in a sensitive and individual patient focused manner.

To advise staff in the facilitation of the provision of multidisciplinary care for patients, where risk of infection is identified.

Where necessary to commence identification, investigation and monitoring of infections, hazardous practices and procedures through use of root cause analysis or Post Infection Review process.

With the support of senior IPC colleagues assist and support Trust staff in the investigation and management of outbreaks of infection.

Participate in on-call rota (approximately 1 weekend in 6).

Possess good IT skills in order to use the relevant information systems for inputting relevant Infection data

Support the Infection Prevention and Control Team with monitoring action plans to mitigate against risks related to infection control.

Maintain appropriate databases to support surveillance programmes.

Undertake environmental inspections and feedback findings to staff using an approved methodology.

Develop and update written information for patients and health care professionals.

NLAG is part of one of the largest acute and community Group arrangements in the NHS, seeing well over one million patients every year and managing a budget of over £1.3 billion.

Made up of two Trusts - Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) - our Group has significant ambitions and is committed to delivering world-class hospital and community services for the 1.65 million people we serve.

Together we employ nearly 20,000 staff. Our five main hospital sites are Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole and District Hospital, for NLAG and Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital for HUTH.

As Teaching Hospitals working with the Hull York Medical School, we both lead and contribute to research in many areas - biomedical research, primary care, palliative medicine, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, vascular surgery, cancer surgery and oncology.

We believe that by developing a diverse, inclusive, innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver excellent care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Group and our community.

Should we receive a high volume of applications the advert may be closed earlier than stated.

For more detailed information, please read the job description linked below.

As a Trust we are keen to offer and encourage flexible working opportunities to address health and wellbeing and work-life balance for our employees, this will have a positive impact on the care we provide.

Flexible working is part of a wider commitment to improve the quality and experience of working life and we recognise that it is a key contributor for the recruitment and retention of our employees.

We therefore support and encourage open conversations around a specific working pattern to suit your work-life balance or a multi-role career, if it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

Local flexible working arrangements are developed in partnership between the line manager and employee in order to ensure equality of access to flexible working, as far as practicable, regardless of role, shift pattern, team or pay, based on: patient/service user and staff experience, service delivery and work-life balance of colleagues.

We are committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

We strongly value the different perspectives and ideas a diverse workforce brings to deliver better outcomes for our patients. We welcome applications irrespective of people’s age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

To learn more about Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, and discover the unique benefits on offer to employees, view our latest videos, plus more, please visit our recruitment website at

In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Recruitment & Workforce team will use and hold your personal data for the intended purpose and in line with the Recruitment & Workforce Privacy Statement.

“We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children/vulnerable adults and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers”.

Please be aware that all new employees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check, if it is required for their role.

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