Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Nurse Advisor
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a second enthusiastic, intrepid registered nurse to work in the care sector to join our team supporting Care Settings (domiciliary care, other non-NHS care providers and care homes,) in Kent.
Kent has an estimated population of 1,581,600 with approximately 480 residential care homes, 119 nursing homes plus domiciliary care providers totalling approximately 850 registered providers.
You will utilise and further develop your infection prevention and control (IPC) skills, experience, and knowledge within a Multi-Disciplinary Team influencing best practice for clients in their own homes receiving Domiciliary Care and for residents in Nursing and Residential Care Homes. You will be required to be adaptable with excellent interpersonal and communication skills for dynamic, changing situations.
Proactive place-based locality working has enabled the care system to be supported where there has been exposure to or outbreak of covid cases in the residential care sector. Identification and provision of the specialist infection control advice needs to be more seamless and accessible which this post will lead targeting support to domiciliary care initially.
You will advise, support, and oversee infection prevention and control in relation to the management of outbreaks in all care settings, working collaboratively with, and supported by the infection control leads within the Clinical Commissioning Group, the director or consultant in Public Health and guidance with the hospital trust Infection prevention teams. You will be part of the Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group and the evolving Integrated Care System.
This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.
This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and Registered Nurse Qualification, as well as up to date registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Closing date 10th July 2022
Interviews 18th July 2022
For more information on this post please contact Wendy Jeffreys on 03000 416310.
Wendy Jeffreys 03000 416310
About the Company
KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.
Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.