Infection Prevention & Control Nurse Advisor
Lincolnshire County Council, Public Health Division are currently expanding their health protection service and are actively recruiting Infection Control Nurses to join their existing team and support the response to COVID-19.
As we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic alongside our remit to protect the public's health from infectious diseases and other public health hazards, we are looking for two Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) Nurse Advisors to join our team and be part of a progressive Public Health division. The posts advertised will be for a fixed term period of 12 months.
The IPC Nurse Advisors will have an integral role within the Health Protection Team and will lead the clinical response to covid-19. The post holder will work both collaboratively and autonomously, with authority, using advanced Public Health and Infection Control knowledge and skills, to help develop and deliver the health protection service across Lincolnshire. This involves acting as a catalyst for change in practice and service development, appropriately challenging boundaries to identify innovative solutions that best meet the needs of the service, stakeholders and staff.
Main duties of the job
- To provide a robust level of support to Lincolnshire County Council's local response to COVID-19.
- To provide day to day operational delivery, management and oversight of local health protection and specifically COVID-19 response through prevention and rapid implementation of Local Outbreak Plans.
- Play a key role in developing, shaping and assuring the COVID-19 health protection function, which includes managing individuals and teams, working closely with partners and ensuring delivery of high-quality surveillance, response and support systems.
- Responsibility for developing and maintaining close working relationships both internally and with partner organisations
We are offering a competitive salary of £32,234 - £35,745, along with a pension, a comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes, cycle to work, civil service sports council membership and many areas for professional support and development.
If this sounds like the role for you, then please read through the full Job Description, to help you do the best application possible, before clicking apply! Please ensure that your covering letter/personal statement clearly details why you applied and how you meet the essential criteria for the position.
If you would like to know more about Lincolnshire County Council and our current vacancies then click the following link: www.lincolnshire.gov.uk . If you would like an open and informal discussion regards this role then please contact Natalie Liddle on: 07885959137.
Applications Close on 01/11/2020 and interviews will be held on 05/11/2020.
Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check
All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.
On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward.
We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.
Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.