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Senior Nurse Health Protection - Fixed Term 2 Years -

Description: From NHS National Services Scotland - Health Protection Scotland (Sub-Dept)
Health Protection Scotland (Dir) ,Public Health & Intelligence (Div/CHP)

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

Are you an experienced Health Protection or Infection Prevention Nurse with an interest in improving the health and wellbeing of those receiving care in health and social care settings?

Do you have relevant clinical expertise, innovation and professional leadership skills within this setting?

Would you like the opportunity to lead service delivery within a new HPS Community Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection (CARHAI) health protection programme, ensuring it aligns to the Health and Social Care Standards (HDL(2018)3)?

Then, why not consider an opportunity to work as a Senior Nurse working jointly between Health Protection Scotland (HPS) and The Care Inspectorate (CI). The post will predominantly be based within the Care Inspectorate Improvement support team in the strategy and improvement directorate and will involve engaging with stakeholders of all levels within the health and social care providers.

The Care Inspectorate (CI) is the national scrutiny body which supports improvement in the social care sector.  They inspect social care services for adults, children and young people and early learning in childcare.   They also carry out joint strategic inspections with partner organisations and health and social care partnerships. Where they find that improvement is needed, services are supported to make positive changes.

We have an amazing opportunity for you to develop your skills and experience within our team. As a Senior Nurse you will;

  • Support a coordinated public health approach to preventing infection, strengthen Infection Prevention and Control and antimicrobial stewardship programmes in community settings
  • Develop multimodal national programmes for prevention of key HCAI
  • Informing future policy priorities and activity using intelligence on the current epidemiology of HCAI, antimicrobial prescribing and IPC indicators across the care home sector.

Successful candidates will have excellent communication and organisational skills, knowledge of HPS, the CI, Care Home Sectors, Antimicrobial Resistance and HCAI issues.

The post is flexible and will be hosted by HPS and based jointly in Meridian Court, Glasgow and the CI (at a convenient location for the successful candidate in one of their offices). This is a national post which will require the successful candidate to regularly travel throughout Scotland.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who has worked overseas for more than 3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

Candidates must have current NMC registration at the time of applying.

Ourbenefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Abigail Mullings on.


Added on: 17/04/2019

Applications Until: 29/05/2019

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Structure: permanent, full time Up to 40 hours

Package: GBP £45446

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