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Consultant Nurse Infection Prevention and Control/Deputy Director Infection Prevention and Control

Band 8c

Main area
Diagnostics & Clinical Services
Band 8c
Full Time 37.5 hours
Job ref
Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital
£61,777 to £72,597
24/09/2019 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

We are looking for a dynamic and innovative Nurse Consultant with a proven track record to lead the Infection Prevention Nursing Team at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

This role will provide the opportunity to lead in the further development of an advanced specialist service, improve patient safety and strengthen professional leadership. This post involves cross boundary and inter agency working.

You will be trained to Masters Level and have at least 5 years’ experience at a senior level within infection prevention and control.

You will be responsible for the provision of specialist infection prevention and control advice and education relating to infection prevention for all grades of staff.

Our infection prevention and control team is forward thinking, innovative, and passionate about patient safety and service provision. You will work within a supportive team to build on our success in reducing infection rates through influencing, and working closely with multi- disciplinary teams.

Previous applicants need not apply.

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested. 


Dear Potential Applicant,

It is important you are made aware of the changes which East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has implemented with regard to charging for the cost of undertaking Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) Checks (previously known as Criminal Records Bureau or CRB) and how this may impact upon you.

As this position is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and involves work that is identified as a regulated activity as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006), any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £48.00, which includes a small handling fee.

In line with other NHS organisations in the North West Region, the Trust is now passing the charge for undertaking a DBS check on to candidates in the event they are successfully appointed into the post for which they have applied.  Candidates can choose whether to pay this over 1-3 months as a deduction from the monthly salary.  By applying for this vacancy you are agreeing to this undertaking in the event you are successfully appointed.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

If you are an effective leader, have the ability to deliver, an enthusiasm for infection prevention and control and the ability to work with people as a change agent, then we would like to hear from you. For further details or to arrange an informal visit please contact Lead Nurse Beverley Aspin. Email or telephone on 01254 733156.