An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced Infection Prevention and Control Lead to deliver quality infection prevention control practices, at The Harborne Hospital.
The Harborne Hospital - part of HCA Healthcare UK is a brand new £100million, purpose built 50 bed, multi-speciality private hospital opening in Birmingham in January 2024. Located on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham campus, the hospital will have the deep clinical infrastructure, equipment and facilities and expert, experienced teams to deliver full clinical pathways across a mix of specialties and sub-specialties at all levels of complexity including Cardiology, Cancer and Complex Surgery. The Harborne Hospital is the 4th NHS partnership within this network, partnering with University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust.
We are looking for an experienced Infection, Prevention and Control Nurse who can demonstrate strong professional leadership and the drive to support quality improvement and assurance within the Harborne Hospital. The post holder should have relevant experience and qualification in Infection Prevention and Control and is able to work autonomously. Excellent organisational skills are required to lead the delivery of education and training, audits, surveillance and to support colleagues in embedding the infection control agenda through robust policy and audit.
Our friendly team work closely together to adopt a supportive culture. We will work with you to ensure that you have the knowledge and skill to deliver exceptional care in a supportive environment that values your wellbeing.
What you'll be doing:
You will have an active role in all aspects of infection prevention and control throughout the Hospital, with a strong link with other facilities as part of the HCA Healthcare family. The role will include conducting, supporting and collating audits of infection prevention and control practice and surveillance of incidences of infection, including surgical site infection with the collation of any learning. Additionally, there are regular reporting requirements in order to satisfy internal governance.
At HCA UK we care about what you care about. We care that you want to deliver the very best care. We care that you want a career you can be proud of. We care that you want working conditions that support your health and wellbeing. Let us care for you and your career, the same way you do for others.
What you’ll bring:
Candidates should have extensive post registration experience in acute clinical care and be able to demonstrate an interest in infection prevention and control.
Previous experience within this specialist area would be an advantage.
Why HCA UK?
Originally founded over 50 years ago by Dr Thomas Frist, HCA has gone on to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. In the UK, we’re one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare and have invested over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques, medication and facilities. Being part of a large multisite, established healthcare group we can offer you unrivalled opportunities for career progression through internal and external courses, as well as working conditions that prioritise both your mental and physical wellbeing.
We believe that by caring for our employees, we empower them to provide exceptional care for our patients. That’s why we offer a host of flexible benefits that reflect the invaluable contribution they make every day. As an Infection, Prevention and Control Lead, you’ll be eligible for:
25 days holiday each year (plus bank holidays) increasing with service, with option to buy or sell leave to suit you
Private Healthcare Insurance for treatment at our leading hospitals
Private pension contribution which increases with length of service
Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work scheme
Group Life Assurance from day one
Critical illness cover
Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
Corporate staff discount for all facilities including Maternity packages at The Portland
Comprehensive range of flexible health, protection and lifestyle benefits to suit you
Discounts with over 800 major retailers
Diversity and Inclusion
Patients first. Colleagues always. That’s the guiding philosophy behind our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other. By working together with our colleagues we’re creating a truly inclusive environment, where individual differences are celebrated and everyone can achieve their potential.
We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their full self to work and be afforded the same opportunities. That’s why we’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements to suit your needs as well as offer reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, and in the workplace, to anyone that needs them.