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Infection Prevention and Control
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Blackpool Victoria Hospital
per annum
10/02/2021 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Senior Infection Prevention Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 7

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance.  Working patterns such as; part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored.  We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced infection prevention nurse to join an award winning team as a Senior IPN.

The focus on infection prevention has never been greater and the successful candidate will be expected to provide specialist infection prevention advice and education across the organisation, both in the acute and community settings.

This is a new permanent position. We are looking to recruit a highly motivated infection prevention nurse to join an experienced and friendly team that is expanding due to significant recent investment by the trust.

The post holder will work with the Lead Nurses to ensure that the service meets the demands of our patients and staff both now during what is an unprecedented time and in the months and years to come.

Consideration will also be given to staff  who have no post registration IPC qualifications but are willing to undertake the relevant educational programme.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Post Registration Infection Prevention qualification or equivalent experience
  • Teaching and assessing qualification
  • Diploma in Nursing
  • First Level Registered Nurse/current NMC Registration
Desirable criteria
  • Management qualification
  • Masters degree


Essential criteria
  • Substantial post registration and management experience
  • Three years’ experience in Infection Prevention
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Able to influence and communicate at a senior level
  • Implementation of change
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in undertaking research/audit
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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

John Mannion
Job title
Lead Nurse Infection Prevention
Email address
Telephone number
01253 956333
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