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Job summary

Main area
Infection Prevention and Control
Grade
Band 3
Contract
2 years (Fixed term / Secondment)
Hours
Part time - 30 hours per week
Job ref
320-TWS-0924
Employer
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Florence Nightingale Community Hospital
Town
Derby
Salary
£20,330 - £21,777 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
05/07/2022 23:59
Interview date
19/07/2022

Employer heading

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust logo

Health Care Support Worker (Infection Prevention & Control)

Band 3

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part time Health Care Support Worker for the Community Infection Prevention and Control Team on a Fixed term / Secondment basis. Our hard-working, proactive and dedicated team are continuously striving to improve infection rates and support the community IPC agenda including care homes and primary care.

If you have experience working within the community this would be perfect opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills within an established team. While the post is based at London Road Community Hospital, travel across Derbyshire is necessary.

We strongly recommend that whenever possible an informal visit is organised to better understand the role.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic healthcare support worker to become a valued member of our IPC team to provide support with audits and teaching. We strive to promote good practice and safe care.

Works independently and part of the IPC team.  Works on own initiative and within the limitations of the role always promote and deliver high quality activity and report / escalate any problems to a senior member 
of IPC staff. 

Promotes a safe environment by following infection control policies and procedures at all times.  Effectively communicates and uses negotiation and persuasion skills to ensure delivery of an effective IPC service.

Contribute to the audit programme by undertaking IPC audits, data collection and maintenance of accurate records. 

Closing date of applications: 5th July 2022

Interview date: 19th July 2022

If you are applying for an Internal Secondment, please ensure you have spoken to your line manager and have their support prior to your application. Please speak to the Recruitment Team if you have any questions.

Working for our organisation

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:

  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:

  • Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB – this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person specification

Essential and desirable

Essential criteria
  • Able to clearly, appropriately and accurately communicate information whilst maintaining confidentiality.
  • Experience of working at Band 2 HCA
  • Flexible approach to workload
  • Organises own day to day duties, based on the needs of patients and the service
Desirable criteria
  • NVQ 3 in care or NVQ level 2
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Experience of audit / data collection
  • Experience of hand hygiene training and assessments

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Step into health

Applicant requirements

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Bekki Price
Job title
Infection Prevention and Control
Email address
bekki.price@nhs.net
Telephone number
01332 258190

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
University Hospital of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Training Centre
Rehab Block
Level 3
Derby
Derbyshire
DE22 3NE
Telephone
01332 787103 / 07385 367222
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