Health Protection/Infection Prevention Lead
Health Protection/Infection Prevention Lead
Management Grouping: Adult Social Care & Health
Department: Public Health
Location: Bexleyheath, Civic Office
Contract Type/Hours: Permanent/36 per week
Salary: £43,752 - £51,063 inclusive of Choices Flexible Benefit of £2,322 p.a
Closing Date; Wednesday 12th September 2018
Job Reference: ASCH000131
Public Health in Bexley is looking for a dynamic and professionally qualified Health Protection/Infection Prevention Lead to support the Director of Public Health in delivering the corporate vision for Bexley particularly the key Health Protection aspects of the Public Health Outcomes Framework. This would be achieved by taking the lead in ensuring there are clear and robust Health Protection and Infection Prevention arrangements embedded across a range of organisations which aims to protect the health of the public in Bexley.
In addition, the post holder is required to provide expert advice to Bexley NHS CCG on all Infection Prevention and Control matters. This extended role to the CCG includes quality monitoring of local providers against national Infection Prevention and Control standards and evidence based best practice.
The post encompasses key technical and clinical roles in Council and CCG business. This relates to areas such as infection control in care homes and other statutory council provided settings, investigation of MRSA and other hospital acquired infections (PIR – Post Infection Reviews) which have financial implications (via penalties) to the NHS Hospitals implicated, and various schemes of work on infection control.
Applicants must have experience of infection control and knowledge of public health and health protection. They will have Master's level education in Public Health / Infection Prevention / Risk Management related degree, or, at least 5 years’ experience, three of which should have been spent in the area of Health Protection and infection prevention/control. Applicants will be registered on NMC or GMC “live” Register.
The post holder will work in collaboration with teams across the local authority, Bexley CCG, Oxleas Foundation Trust, Primary Care and other relevant agencies to develop new models of working.
In addition, the post holder will be required to influence the commissioning of a range of services, developing, implementing and performance managing specialist key success indicators which will measure progress towards achieving national and local targets.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
For further information and an informal discussion about the role please contact Dr Anjan Ghosh, Director of Public Health on 020 3045 5733 or firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred).
What we offer
- Our Choices Flexible Benefits Package includes lease car, and cash options to the value of £2,322 per annum (delete if not applicable)
- Relocation Package up to £8,000
- Career Average Revalued Earnings Pension Scheme
- Performance Related Pay
- 27 days Annual Leave (rising to 30 after 5 years’ service) plus Bank Holiday Entitlement
- Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
- An excellent working environment at our fantastic new offices
- Opportunities for flexible working with excellent ICT facilities
- MyChoice Staff Benefit Scheme – Includes Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme, access to high street shopping vouchers and online discount codes.
View more about our employment deal here.
Bexley is an outer London Borough with the best of both worlds, located between the hustle and bustle of London and the Garden of England, Kent. Within the borough we have award winning parks, open spaces and listed heritage sites.
- Closing Date for your application: 12th September 2018
- Please visit https://jobs.bexley.gov.uk/wrlive to find out more and apply. CVs will not be accepted unless they are submitted with a completed application form.
- Anticipated Interview date: Week commencing 1st October 2018
This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the JD/Person Specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.
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