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Job Category: Infection Control Nurse
Job Type: Interim
Job Location: South Western England
Salary: £350
·       This is a temporary position within the Public Health team at the authority to support the response to COVID-19.

·       Providing expert support and advice in infection prevention/control in order to prevent and manage local infectious diseases outbreaks predominantly in health and care settings.

·       Working as a senior member of the Public Health team with responsibility for, auditing, developing, planning and implementing comprehensive infection prevention and control processes across the county.


Job Responsibilities

This is a list of the main duties or tasks that the post holder will be expected to undertake.

·       Recognise and isolate outbreaks of infectious diseases in health and care settings and in the community at large.

·       Create strategies and action-plans for the prevention of outbreaks.

·       Investigate possible outbreaks and marshal resources in response in the event of a confirmed outbreak.

·       Serve as an infectious disease advisor for health and care setting providers and members of the local community.

·       Provide training to support infection prevention and control (including to care homes)

·       Review care home policies and procedures to ensure plans are robust for preventing and managing COVID-19 cases.

·       Advise on COVID-19 safe practice including site visits for example to care homes.

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