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Health Protection Nurse/Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Health Protection/Public Health
Band 6
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Public Health Wales, Cardiff
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum pro rata
12/12/2019 23:59

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Health Protection Nurse or Practitioner

Health Protection Division, Public Health Wales

Location/base: Cardiff

Salary: Agenda for Change Band 6

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a registered nurse or an appropriately registered practitioner or allied health professional (see person specification) to join the All-Wales Health Protection Team. We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to work in the field of infectious disease, infection prevention and control, and other aspects of health protection.

The post holder will work with other members of Public Health Wales’ Health Protection Team and the wider Health Protection Division in the surveillance, prevention and control of a range of infectious diseases and other health protection issues.

The post holder will act as a key member of the All-Wales Acute Response (AWARe) service, taking part (most days) in the rota for delivering the acute health protection response service, responding to a range of notifications, enquiries and incidents, providing health protection advice to other health professionals and members of the public. The post is mostly office-based and most of the time will be spent using a computer and a telephone.

The post holder will also work with Senior Health Protection Nurses or Practitioners on agreed aspects of a portfolio of planned proactive work at local and regional level. This involves working in collaboration with other agencies and disciplines in the provision of a specialist health protection service for the population of Wales.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post. Public Health Wales will support those staff wanting to develop their Welsh language skills.

The post holder may be expected to take part in an out-of-hours rota in the future.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Welsh language skills are desirable

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Further details / informal visits contact

Gary Porter-Jones (Lead Nurse for Health Protection) 0300 00 300 32 or by email:


Jim Hughes (Senior Health Protection Nurse) 0300 00 300 32 or by email:

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