Infection Prevention and Control Lead/Health and Safety Officer - Cardiff
Cardiff, Cardiff (Caerdydd), Wales
Putting the safety of the patients first
Nurse Specialist – Hospital Infection Prevention and Control Lead and Health & Safety Officer
£36k per annum
Maintaining the highest standards is a key priority at Spire Healthcare. From employing the best staff to continually investing in the state-of-the-art equipment, modern facilities and cutting-edge treatments, we believe in giving the absolute best to our valued patients. It’s for this very reason that we’re increasingly being recognised as a champion of the healthcare scene, and with more than 50 hospitals and clinics in our portfolio – and continuing to grow – it’s a model that we’re proud to say is working well.
Bringing meticulous levels of care to this multi-layered role in Cardiff, you will take on the crucial job of preventing and controlling infections. Continually updating practices and policies, you will ensure they’re being successfully implemented with every patient. Assessing individual patient risks and explaining how to reduce them and relevant interventions, you will develop care plans and interpret microbiological results. Incorporating the role of Health & Safety Officer, you will also carry our risk assessments and ensure relevant standards are being met. For both elements of your role, you will share any new trends, research and guidelines and set up and oversee training and education initiatives to ensure every member of staff, patient and visitor is kept safe.
This role is particularly appealing because of its scope to reach all departments within the hospital, meaning you’ll quickly be on first name terms with the entire team. As such, you will need to have fantastic interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to construct written reports and no-nonsense guidelines. As a registered nurse with a teaching and assessment qualification plus an accredited module in infection prevention and control, you will have (or be willing to undertake) a NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. You will also have Equipment and Medical Devices Competences. A genuine passion for great customer service will be the icing on the cake.
This varied role will never get dull, so you’ll have the opportunity to use your excellent IT and audit skills to provide a safe and happy environment for everyone who walks through our doors. Join us today and make a difference that really does matter.
- £ 36,000 - 36,000 Per year
- Part time
- Job Level
- Qualified (non-manager), Deputy Manager / Senior Staff, Newly qualified
Posted 1 Dec 2016
Closes 1 Jan 2017
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