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Job summary

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Infection Prevention and Control
NHS AfC: Band 8c
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Russells Hall Hospital
£63,751 - £73,664 Per Annum
Salary period
04/05/2021 23:59

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The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control

NHS AfC: Band 8c

Job overview

As post holder you will work closely with the Directors of Infection Prevention & Control [DIPC], Executive Lead for IP&C and the Infection Control Doctors [ICD]. The lead nurse will deputise for the Trust's Directors of Infection Prevention and Control [DIPC] as required.

You will oversee the line management of the IP&C nursing and administrative teams [IP&CT]. You will act as the expert nurse they will be accountable with the DIPC’s for ensuring the IP&CT maintain an effective and efficient system throughout the Trust’s for the prevention, investigation and control of infections and any subsequent root cause analysis [RCA] and post infection review [PIR] processes in order to minimise the risks to patients, staff and the public.



Main duties of the job

The successful candidate must hold a recognised qualification in infection prevention; have significant clinical practice in this field with experience of leading an Infection Prevention Nursing Team. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrable organisational skills and excellent leadership skills in taking forward the IPC agenda. You will act as a role model in promoting the IPC principles across the Trust, influencing and improving the quality of care delivered to our patients.

Full time: 37.5 hours per week. You may be required to participate in emergency or on-call cover on an ad hoc basis or in exceptional circumstances based on the needs of the service (e.g. absence resulting in no other cover, emergency scenarios etc.)

Working for our organisation

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do to offer a high quality patient experience in a caring and supportive environment.  This aligns with our vision of providing safe, caring and effective services because people matter. 

This is an opportunity to join an NHS organisation that inspires its staff to innovate, with support and encouragement to continually develop. We expect all of our staff to demonstrate the Trust values of Care, Respect and Responsibility.  

We believe healthcare is better when provided by supported and dedicated staff, so if you are innovative, forward thinking and dedicated to high quality patient care come and join our amazing team.

At the Dudley Group everyone is welcome, please ensure you have read our Recruitment Equality Statement included in the advert.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake

Person specification

Qualifications/training and professional development

Essential criteria
  • Registered with relevant professional organisation, either Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health & Care Professional Council (HCPC)
  • Doctoral level qualification or equivalent experience
  • Appropriate Degree
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent Post registration qualification in IP&C


Essential criteria
  • Extensive post-registration experience
  • Significant time working in IP&C with a highly specialised knowledge in a wide variety of clinical specialities

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Skilled in managing and influencing others to deliver IP&C initiatives in the context of organisational goals and strategic objectives
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Applicant requirements

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mary Sexton/Jo Wakeman
Job title
Chief Nurse/Director of IPC
Email address
Telephone number
01384 456111
Additional information

see above

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