HCA Healthcare UK is the country’s largest provider of privately funded care with 800,000 patient interactions every year. We provide exceptional care across our network of facilities and key NHS partnerships.
HCA Healthcare UK is the only private hospital group in the UK to specialise in complex and acute conditions able to invest in over £500 Million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques and medication
This role will cover clinical resposibility at both the London Bridge Hospital and The Lister Hospital in Chelsea. Reporting into the Lead Infection Control Nurse, you will assist in the monitoring, surveillance and investigation of infections and advise on preventative and control measures relating directly or indirectly to patient care
This is a full time role working 37.5hrs per week
The attractive and competitive salary for this role is £31,630 - £35,822 and will be dependent upon skills and experience.
Benefits: We'll look after you with our contribution pension scheme, the use of all HCA facilities for acute medical conditions, annual salary review, 25 days holiday each year and access to a fantastic flexible benefits scheme. We can also offer you a relocation packages if you are living outside of London or the UK. You can expect to be working in an environment that promotes the development of your skills and knowledge.
Duties & Responsibilities
Evaluate the clinical significance of microbiological data and the implications for infection control practice.
Interpret the relevance of laboratory reports to clinical staff as required.
Participate in correlating information from laboratories and clinical areas regarding the incidence and pathogenicity of infection.
On a daily basis assess ward based patients with an alert organism, advising on the implementation of isolation.
Assist with giving advice in times of need such as outbreak management or complex infection control problems
Assisting with the investigations of outbreaks of infection and advising on the preventative measures including further investigations as appropriate and participate in a written report.
Advise and support departmental managers and senior nurses in the implementation of agreed infection control policies in their specific areas.
Participate in facilitating methods/practices to achieve and maintain the highest standards of practice relating to the prevention and control of infection.
Assist with the review and monitoring of clinical data in order to review infection rates in clinical areas.
Skills & Experience
For this role, you will need to hold (or willing to work towards) a BSc in Infection Prevention and Control and hold ENB 998. You should have good presentation skills and be computer literate. You should also have appropriate managerial experience at ward or departmental level.
About The Individual
The successful candidate will have the ability to work both on their own initiative and as part of a team, to make decisions and to organise and prioritise work. They will have excellent interpersonal skills with patients and professionals. They will also demonstrate an ability to manage conflict situations, monitor standards, work under pressure, be able to show tact and to manage boundaries.
This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated individual with a proven interest in infection prevention and control to extend their clinical skills in this specialty.
If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please send through your details and we would be happy to accommodate an informal visit as part of your application process and look forward to meeting you!