Reports to: AD for ASC and Public Health Commissioning & DPH
Immediate Start for a Senior Nurse Specialist to join this leading Local Council you must have previous Public Health Experience to apply for this role
o Providing specialist and expert advice on infection control and public health for adult and children's social care and housing
o Health protection - preventing outbreaks of infectious diseases in care settings above, and responding to any cases and outbreaks
o Training - of workforce in those settings to ensure they are well equipped to deal with any health protection issues
Providing expert, authoritative and specialist advice on infection control for social care (children's and adults) and housing;
Leading effective strategic introduction of change of practice where necessary through public health mechanisms;
Support infection control risk assessments and provide expert advice on actions to negate identified risks in the settings above
Work directly with care homes, extra care and mental health and learning disability settings, as well as homecare on infection control practice, training and audit, including safe wearing of PPE, knowledge of infection control and outbreak control;
Ensure safe discharge for patients moving between inpatient settings and the community in terms of public health;
Work at a senior level across the council, Public Health England and NHS to deliver expert health promotion and education in order to improve vaccine coverage for care staff (e.g. seasonal flu and Hepatitis B), children (childhood immunisations), and care clients (e.g. flu);
Work with the council, Public Health England and NHS to prevent and manage outbreaks (all infectious diseases);
Deputise for the DPH in providing expert health protection advice to adult social care, children's social care and housing (working with PHE).
Qualifications and Skills Required
NMC pin up to date and annual revalidations in progress
Minimum of first degree, and post registration courses (CPD) relevant to clinical specialty.
Possession of or working towards a degree in a subject relevant to the role or equivalent demonstrable experience.
Specialist postgraduate nursing qualifications in any one of:
Experience required for this urgent Temporary Post
Track record of clinical advice in the field of infection control / health protection.
Experience of dealing with conflict and working with colleagues to agree remedial action as required.
Track record of success in delivering change around infection control or patient safety
Experience of IPC in both acute and community settings
Outcomes focused and solution-oriented when dealing with complex clients or situations
Describe where they have provided IPC or health protection or frailty guidance in ambiguous situations, demonstrated resilience, readily adapted to change and exhibited personal growth
Exhibits confidence and leadership, engages emotionally and can show evidence of influencing key stakeholders externally and internally
Is an authentic and inspiring leader, able to build inclusive and high-performing teams
Delivers clinically excellent service to colleagues and clients