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Lead Nurse Specialist for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infection (HCAI) – Primary and Community Care

Band 8b

Main area
Infection Control
Band 8b
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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2 Capital Quarter
£52,306 to £60,983 per annum
03/05/2020 23:59

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Advert: Lead Nurse Specialist for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infection (HCAI) – Primary and Community Care      

Pay Band:                               8b

Division:                                   Health Protection, Public Health Wales                                        

We are looking for a dynamic enthusiastic and experienced Infection Prevention and Control specialist nurse for this new and exciting role. The post holder will lead and shape the implementation of a unified work plan for primary and community care for the delivery of the Healthcare Associated Infection elements of the UK 5 year National Action Plan for antimicrobial resistance as part of the  Healthcare Associated Infection, Antimicrobial Resistance   & Prescribing Programme (HARP) team. We are looking for an autonomous practitioner with significant skill in effective leadership, strategic and professional management. Effective communication is essential to drive forward the agenda and to work confidently in partnership with NHS teams and other stakeholder’s e.g. local authority, nursing/residential homes, other Health and Social Care providers. You will be primarily be based at PHW offices, Capital Quarter 2, Cardiff, however, it will be necessary to work and travel to other locations within Wales, to ensure the needs of the service and role are met. I

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

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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.

Welsh language skills are desirable

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Further details / informal visits contact

Gail Lusardi – Consultant Nurse, HARP team Public Health Wales, Cardiff

Tel. No 029 20 104495

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