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Infection Prevention and Control
Grade
Band 9
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
344-8127CSZ-Senior Nurse
Employer
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust
Town
Trustwide
Salary
Dependent Upon Experience: Agenda for Change for Consultant
Closing
07/08/2020 23:59
Interview date
17/08/2020

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Director of Infection Prevention and Control

Band 9

Band 9: Director of Infection Prevention and Control

The Infection Prevention and Control Specialist Nursing Team at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust are looking to recruit a talented and enthusiastic Director of Infection Prevention and Control.

We are one of the largest acute hospital Trusts in the country, which consists of 3 acute hospitals in East Kent (Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, Kent and Canterbury Hospital in Canterbury and the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford), but we also offer a range of outpatient and diagnostic facilities closer to patients’ homes in our community settings in Dover and Folkestone and estuary view. We have 1,100 inpatient beds. As a teaching Trust we play a vital role in the education and training of doctors, nurses and other health professionals, working closely with local universities and King’s College, University of London. The post will be based at WHH.

The Director of Infection Prevention and Control (DIPC) will have executive authority and responsibility for ensuring strategies are developed and implemented to prevent avoidable healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) at all levels in the organisation. This will include leading on the development and implementation of an effective trust wide Infection Prevention and Control service. The DIPC will be a highly visible, authoritative individual who provides assurance to the Board that systems are in place and correct policies and procedures are adhered to across the organisation to ensure safe and effective healthcare.

The DIPC is also responsible for the development and implementation of strategic plans for infection prevention and control services and for ensuring the development of a progressive and responsive service within a robust clinical governance framework.

The role will be instrumental in placing the Trust at the leading edge of infection Prevention and
Control services in the UK, shaping its future and reputation by promoting a culture of innovation, undertaking novel improvement projects, and rapidly implementing best practice from across the world.

Trust Vision, Mission and Values

Our vision is to be known as one of the top ten hospital Trusts in England and the Kent hospital of choice for patients and those close to them.

Our mission is to provide safe, patient focussed and sustainable health services with and for the people of Kent. In achieving this we acknowledge our special responsibility for the most vulnerable members of the population we serve.

Our values are “We Care” so that people feel cared for as individuals, people feel safe and people feel we are making a difference.

We are happy to be flexible , wherever possible, to support partners who are potentially looking for renewed employment in the NHS. We are a large organisation that has a wide spectrum of careers to offer to suitable candidates subject to the normal pre employment clearances.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

To find out more and/or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Valerie Harmon, Deputy Director Infection Prevention and Control, on 01843 235124 or Valerie.harmon@nhs.net .