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Infection Control Nurse




Facility:The London Bridge Hospital

Category:Nursing & Midwifery

Closing Date:02/04/2018

About the facility
CA Healthcare UK is the world’s largest private acute and complex care hospital group and winners of 'The Best Private Healthcare provider 2016' and 'Best International Cancer Services provider 2016’.

The London Bridge Hospital campus is made up of an outpatients and diagnostic centre in The Shard, our world-class hospital based in Tooley Street, and five outpatient and diagnostic centres across Central London, Canary Wharf and Kent. In May 2017, we welcomed our new Cancer Centre at Guy’s. Here, consultants from London’s top teaching hospitals offer full surgical provisions in urology, gynaecology and breast, as well as reconstructive surgery.

We were delighted that London Bridge Hospital recently achieved an ‘Outstanding’ accreditation by the healthcare regulators Care Quality Commission. Noted for our innovative practice, when you join us you’ll help us to continue our pioneering research and provide cutting-edge services and treatments
Job Description
As the Infection Control Nurse you will assist in the monitoring, surveillance and investigation of infections and advise on preventative and control measures relating directly or indirectly to patient care. You will be expected to work both independently and as part of a team providing advice, education and support and may be required to lead on programmes and projects relating to infection control.

We welcome candidates to apply who have previous Infection Control experience, however this could be an interesting opportunity for an experienced nurse who is looking to get more exposure to infection control and specialise in this area. With full support and training and through working closely with our Infection Control Lead Nurse, we can equip you with the knowledge and experience to become an specialist within infection control nursing!

This is a full time role working 37.5hrs per week

This is a full time position with a rotation of shifts.

Salary range for this role is £31,630-£35,822 per annum depending on experience plus 9% shift allowance and HCA Benefits

Benefits: We'll look after you with our contribution pension scheme, the use of all HCA facilities for acute medical conditions, annual salary review, 25 days holiday each year and access to a fantastic flexible benefits scheme. We can also offer you a relocation packages if you are living outside of London or the UK. You can expect to be working in an environment that promotes the development of your skills and knowledge.
Duties & Responsibilities
Evaluate the clinical significance of microbiological data and the implications for infection control practice.

Interpret the relevance of laboratory reports to clinical staff as required.

Participate in correlating information from laboratories and clinical areas regarding the incidence and pathogenicity of infection.

On a daily basis assess ward based patients with an alert organism, advising on the implementation of isolation.

Assist with giving advice in times of need such as outbreak management or complex infection control problems

Assisting with the investigations of outbreaks of infection and advising on the preventative measures including further investigations as appropriate and participate in a written report.

Advise and support departmental managers and senior nurses in the implementation of agreed infection control policies in their specific areas.

Participate in facilitating methods/practices to achieve and maintain the highest standards of practice relating to the prevention and control of infection.

Assist with the review and monitoring of clinical data in order to review infection rates in clinical areas
Skills and Experience
Experience within an Infection Control Nursing position is desirable but not essential! If you are an experience and ambitious nurse who is looking to specialise within infection control, we would like to hear from you!