Lead Nurse - Infection Prevention and Control

Leeds - West Yorkshire | Clinical | Permanent (Full time) | R0015832

Lead Nurse - Infection Prevention and Control

Our  Leeds Hospital currently has an opportunity for a  lead nurse in infection prevention and control  .

About Leeds Hospital

Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital is proud to have received an "Outstanding" rating from the health care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC highlighted that patient care was at the heart of the service and this is testimony to the commitment, skill and pride of the team at the hospital.

Our highly successful, purpose-built hospital, deals with complex surgery and a vast range of specialities involving some 300 consultants. There are 80 bedrooms, an 8 bed Level 3 critical care unit and 6 theatres (2 Stryker laparoscopic and 2 laminar flow). These facilities, and high standards of care, make us one of the leading providers of private healthcare in the area. Our staff are welcoming, friendly and supportive, headed by a caring and effective management team. We’re close to the city centre and central railway station.

The Role

You will be the lead for infection prevention and control within Leeds hospital. The Nuffield Health Leeds  Hospital  has two  in-patients  wards,  8 bedded Critical Care Unit and 6 operating theatres.  

  • You will be expected to work autonomously within all departments,  offering advice and support to the clinical team.
  • You will liaise with  the lead microbiologist and support the Matron as the DIPC  with your specialist knowledge. 
  • You will manage the infection prevention audit schedule and lead the infection prevention link team.
  • You will  carry out investigations and root cause analysis  and assist heads of department in carrying out action plans and improving best practice.
  • You will assist in policy development and provide support to the central team.
  • You will be required to produce an annual Infection Prevention programme and provide face to face teaching to the clinical and non clinical team.
  • Your expertise will be required to assist the matron  in facilitating and coordinating the quality assurance review,  and produce the annual Infection prevention  report.

The Person

To succeed as a the lead nurse for infection prevention and control you will need:

  • You will have at least 2 years experience in an infection prevention role
  • You will have a recognised qualification in infection prevention at degree level.

Our Benefits

In return, we offer a working environment that will help you grow your skills and experience and get the best out of life. Other benefits include 25 days’ annual holiday (increasing with service), gym membership, private healthcare and a range of lifestyle and financial wellbeing benefits.

Be your best and join us in building a healthier nation.

Salary - £35,000 - £40,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Closing Date - 04/12/2019

Location - Leeds Hospital

Weekly Hours - 37.5 hours

Full-time Contract (Part-time hours would be considered)

Find out more about our hospital-

“Applications will be considered as they are received and interviews will be arranged accordingly. We reserve the right to close adverts early, for example, where we have received an unprecedented high volume of applications. Therefore, please apply early to ensure you are considered for the post.”