Infection Control and Prevention Lead Nurse - Part Time 15hr - 22.5 hr
Rivers Hospital

Job reference: 011697

Location: Rivers Hospital

Closing date: 22/10/2021

Salary: Competitive

Employment type: Part Time

Hours per week: 15

Infection Control and Infection Prevention Lead Nurse
Part Time – 15 Hours or 22.5 Hours per week 

If you are looking for a full time role, we are happy to offer the successful candidate a split role, working across Infection Control and the Ward. 

We have a fantastic opportunity for a driven and self-motivated Infection Control and Infection Prevention Registered Nurse to join our growing team at Rivers Hospital. 

Rivers Hospital is part of Ramsay Health Care UK, one of the leading providers of NHS and private patients’ services in England. We are based on the Herts & Essex boarder and is easily accessible from London and the Home Counties. The hospital opened in 1992 and is equipped with the latest medical facilities for diagnosis and treatment, and has very high quality clinical standards. We are passionate about quality of care throughout the hospital. 

The role

•    Reporting to the Head of Clinical Services, you will be responsible for the co-ordination and development of a quality infection prevention and control service providing leadership, support and guidance to all staff
•    The post holder will demonstrate a high level of autonomy to challenge inappropriate practice and must demonstrate clinical decision-making to assist in containing and reducing the incidence of infection through risk assessment, surveillance, audit, intervention and education.
•    Responsible for providing advice to patients, visitors and staff across the organisation. This will include the provision of education and training to all grades of staff, and empowering staff to facilitate the prevention and control of infection.
•    Writing the annual infection control plan
•    Overseeing the Local Infection Prevention and Control Sub-Committee
•    Completing Root Cause Analysis (RCA) for hip, knee & cluster infections
•    Overseeing the Surgical Site Infection 30-day surveillance process
•    Maintaining data spreadsheet

What you will bring 
•    Current NMC registration 
•    Familiarity with NICE guidelines on clinical pre-assessment
•    IPC Competencies First level registered nurse with degree level or equivalent experience
•    Post Graduate Certificate in Infection Control Nursing or equivalent or have achieved IPS infection control competencies
•    Post Graduate Certificate in Infection Control Nursing or equivalent or have achieved IPS infection control competencies – desirable 

•    Contributory pension scheme
•    Attractive enhancement rates between 30% - 100% for evenings, weekends and bank holidays available to permanent and bank
•    25 days’ annual leave plus the opportunity to buy/sell more
•    Flexible shift options
•    Private Healthcare and Life Assurance
•    Free onsite parking and a subsidised staff restaurant
•    Free uniform
•    Access to our employee Discount Programme
•    Wellbeing centre and access to 24/7 employee assistance line for free advice 
•    Free DBS checking
•    Long service, Employee recognition and appreciation awards
•    Access to the Ramsay Academy - We invest in our people by creating real development opportunities and career pathways supported by structured learning curriculums

Talk to us about our relocation allowance! 

About us 
Ramsay Health Care UK is a well-established global hospital group with over 50 years’ experience. We are a global provider operating in 11 countries with 77,000 staff who treat 8 million patients each year. It is well respected within the healthcare industry and is one of the leading providers of independent hospital services in England. We are well known for our strong, long-standing relationship with the NHS.
We love people with a positive, “can do” attitude who want to make a difference in their work. "Our employees are Ramsay." The skills and commitment of our employees forms the basis for our success.
We are able to support training and development to our employees, to deliver a high standard of clinical care whilst ensuring patient safety, dignity and confidentiality. We are a progressive and caring facility and support the Ramsay vision “People caring for People”. We know our people are our greatest asset, our business is growing and we would like you to join us. “The Ramsay Way” culture recognises that people – staff and doctors – are Ramsay Health Care’s most important asset and this has been key to our ongoing success. 
We are proud of our ‘Speak Up for Safety’ programme and ensure that the patient is at the heart of everything we do. Join us and have more ‘Time to Care’. 

Please contact Danielle on  or on 07423 714 200 for an informal chat. 

Alternatively apply via 

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all. This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.


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