Deputy Director Infection Prevention & Control
- Full Time
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.
- 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
- Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
- July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features
- BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief Staff Networks
- Disability Confident Employer - Level 2
Are you passionate about providing high quality, safe and culturally-competent patient care? We're looking for a Deputy Director for Infection Prevention and Control to join our Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) team.
The Deputy Director will work with the Chief Nurse/Director for Infection Prevention and Control (DIPC) to lead, manage and provide a proactive strategic infection prevention and control service ensuring that the Trust continually improves its performance in reducing healthcare-associated infections by developing systems that are evidence-based and grounded in best practice.
You will need to be able to work autonomously, applying your expert knowledge in infection prevention and control, healthcare associated infection, communicable disease management, immunisation and vaccination and health emergency planning.
You will need to have strong education and audit skills working with divisional management teams, clinical directors, pharmacists and matrons to ensure the application of all policies, procedures and guidelines and monitoring of standards.
You will have a recognised qualification in infection prevention and/or public health and have significant clinical practice in this field, with experience of leading an IPC team. You will need excellent interpersonal, organisational and leadership skills to take the IPC agenda forwards, and the ability to act as a role model in promoting the IPC principles across the Trust, influencing and improving the quality of care delivered to our patients.
This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.
Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically also; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Documents to download
- Deputy DIPC Job Description ( PDF , 375.7 KB )
- Deputy DIPC Person Specification ( PDF , 269.0 KB )
- About Us ( PDF , 743.4 KB )
- Staff Benefits Brochure ( PDF , 484.5 KB )