Health Protection Advisor

Seven Resourcing
Up to £10,000
09 Jan 2021
14 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Part Time
Seven Social Care are looking for a temporary Health Protection Advisor to work in Nottingham. This position is initially for a period of 6 months and is paying from £20.00 - £25.00 per hour (paid to you via an umbrella company).

The role:

To lead the implementation of health protection and infection prevention and control policies, procedures and practices within the public health team. A key task is to develop a system for advising employees, managers and strategic partners on matters of health protection and wider health, safety and wellbeing in relation to COVID-19. To recognise the needs of and incorporate setting specific advice including vulnerable groups and educational settings.

The post holder will provide expert health protection and IP&C advice in line with national infection prevention and control guidance to the council and its partners to support the implementation of local and national COVID-19 regulations and the council's internal policies for dealing with local outbreaks in occupational settings. This will be achieved by leading and overseeing a small duty team to provide timely, accurate and high quality advice.

Key Responsibilities:
    To cultivate and lead an impartial professional Health Protection Advice Service to the Council's employees and partners based on current local and national guidance in order to protect the health and wellbeing of employees and citizens.
    To be the expert source of specialist knowledge, support and advice to council employees and partners on health protection matters.

    Develop the service to ensure that a full assessment of the situation and risk is undertaken and accurate advice is offered based upon guidance and knowledge of how to mitigate the risks posed.

    Ensure that queries relating to the prevention and control of COVID-19 within council provided, commissioned or regulated services receive a response in a timely manner and are logged and tracked accurately.

    To be the first point of contact for advice on challenging or complex incidents and outbreaks of infectious diseases. Understand when to escalate and refer to a consultant or other health protection/IP&C system partners as appropriate.

    Refer on requests for advice and escalate suspected outbreaks in specific settings to the appropriate system partner responsible for health protection and IP&C advice such as nursing and residential care homes, hospital settings and schools

    Applicant Requirements:
    • Qualifications: Qualified Nurse, Environmental Health Officer or Allied Health Professional.
    • Experience: 2+ years working within a similar role.
    • Compliance: Up to date registration and DBS.
    • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
    • Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.

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