Infection Prevention and Control (Clinical Lead)
We are currently recruiting for a permanent post in our expanding Health Protection team to support Richmond and Wandsworth councils to provide a health protection response. The Infection Prevention and Control Clinical Lead will take responsibility for all aspects of IPC contributing to the delivery of the Public Health Outcomes Framework while ensuring there is a clear and robust infection prevention and control strategy and plan. You will ensure support is provided across a range of organisations including, care homes, schools and various other settings.
Leading the public health team, wider council directorates and partners, you will create and embed a culture of effective IPC practice to ensure it is inherent in preventing communicable diseases including COVID-19. Working with Public Health England you will lead on outbreak management and control, this will involve Incident Management and Control in different settings.
In this role you will provide expertise, advice and regular progress reports to the Consultant in Public Health and other directorates including Adult Social Care, Children’s, Housing, Regulatory Services and Council Members to ensure systematic programme management and co-ordinated action ensuring compliance with government requirements and DHSC / PHE directives.
Please see the job profile for a full list of requirements
For an informal discussion about the role please contact, Asmat Nisa on 07958131542 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Adult Social Care & Public Health Directorate is part of a Shared Staffing Arrangement across the councils which aims to be at the forefront of innovation in local government and the organisation will invest in your development and ensure the opportunities for progression. All posts will be mainly based working from home for the foreseeable future, but there may be a requirement to conduct site visits and staff training on location across the boroughs.
We are looking for a dynamic individual with a ‘can do’ attitude, who can work autonomously and as part of a team and who are able to build effective sustainable relationships at pace. This is a demanding area of work given the rapid and fast-moving pace of the current pandemic. We are looking for individuals who can prioritise workloads and respond calmly and with sensitivity in what can be a highly challenging and demanding environment.
You will be a collaborative team player reporting to the Health Protection Consultant in Public Health. You will be confident in leading a range of internal and external partners to lead or contribute to the local authority public health response to COVID-19 initially.
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include compressed hours, home working (dependent on service need) or annualised hours, and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government Contributory Pension Scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.
This role will suit people with significant experience in Infection, Prevention Control, preferably with a clinical or allied health professional background leading or managing a team in a health or local authority setting.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: 21st March 2021
Shortlisting Date: 23rd March 2021
Interview Date: 1st April 2021
Please Note, that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Due to lack capacity we will be unable to provide feedback to applicants who have not been shortlisted.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.
We are pleased to be Disability Confident employer.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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