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Infection Prevention & Control Nurse

  • Location:

    Central Bedfordshire

  • Sector:

    Social Work

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  • Salary:

    Up to £550 per day

  • Contact:

    Anthony Scargill

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Akton Recruitment are looking for an Infection Prevention and Control Nurse to join the local authorities based in Bedford.
The post holder will provide specialist clinical advice and support to public health and other directorates for infection, prevention and control within the Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes Health Protection Team, supporting the health protection function in the context of COVID-19 across the three geographies, working strategically with a wide range of partners across the geographies.
The post holder will:
* Be expected to work independently leading on the development and delivery of infection control strategy and policy, which improves the quality of infection prevention and control across the three local authorities' geographies.
* Work strategically to ensure compliance with national and local initiatives regarding infection prevention and control leading to high quality advice.
* Provide highly developed specialist and expert clinical advice on infection prevention and control particularly relating to COVID-19 across the three areas.
* Undertake surveillance and analysis of COVID 19 infection, communicating this effectively.
* Provide specialist and expert training and education programmes to relevant providers and stakeholders.
* Network and collaborate with infection prevention and control professionals, nationally, regionally, and locally.
This is a full-time contract-based role, working Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00, paying a rate of £550 per day. This is initially on a contract for 6 months with a view to extend.

Essential Criteria:
* NMC Registered Nurse.
* Post registration infection prevention and control qualification or equivalent.
* Ability to communicate clearly, confidently, and appropriately with all levels of staff, ensuring that the style of communication is appropriate to the targeted audience.
* Experience in developing effective working relationships with proven ability to manage conflict resolution and to build relationships.
* Experience of using complex information to explain public health issues to a range of audiences.
If you think this role is right for you, get in touch now!