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Infection, Prevention and Control Practitioner

Cumbria County Council
£30,095 - £30,984 (Pro-Rata)
Closing date
5 Jun 2022

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Health and Social Care, Health
Job role
Officer, Operative
Contract Type
Part Time
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The Public Health team are looking for experienced health professionals to join us as Infection, Prevention and Control Practitioner, directly aiding the Council’s prevention and management of COVID-19 outbreaks, and other health care associated infections.

This is a fantastic opportunity for those looking to impact local communities positively and practically, ensuring they are safe and our response to them is as effective as possible.

The Role

As an Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC) Practitioner you will work with the wider team to influence areas of the Cumbria Outbreak Control Plan, specifically with COVID-19 outbreaks, as well as other health care associated infections, and outbreaks of communicable diseases. You will use judgement and skill to ensure and embed safe, evidence-based practice in infection and control, as well as advising health and social care providers to support their compliance with IPC standards.

You will also support the development of Public Health projects with clear objectives, resource plans and risk management strategies. These projects with be consistent with the Council’s Health Protection work plan, and you will need to ensure they are completed with agreed timescales and specific quality measures.

The Public Health Team

You will work as part of the wider Health Protection team, collaborating closely with the Senior Nurse and the IPC Advisors. You will also be a part of the Public Health service and can work closely with our Public Health Consultants and various other colleagues and teams across the health and care system. As an IPC Practitioner, you will also travel to many different locations countywide, including schools and residential homes, and work with the teams there to promote clean, safe environments and excellent standards of care.

Who we are looking for

The ideal candidates for these roles will be motivated, efficient and proven health care professionals, who have experience in an infection, prevention and control team.

We are looking for individuals who have excellent critical analysis skills; the ability to interpret research and guidance; and experience of developing and implementing a programme of audits and evaluation skills. You will need to be an effective communicator, with the ability to deliver information to a wide range of stakeholders, as well the ability to work under pressure in a political environment.

If this sounds like you, then please apply today!

This role requires a standard DBS check.

What we can offer you

Cumbria County Council is a modern, vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits, including:

*Excellent training and development offers

*Flexible working opportunities

*Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

*Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)

*Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms

*Competitive rates of pay

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Cumbria County Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

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