Infection, Prevention & Control Lead

Greater London
46000.00 - 48000.00 GBP Annual + GBP46000 - GBP48000/annum 37.5 hours
12 Apr 2017
27 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Private Sector- Infection

Position Description

We have an opportunity for a Infection Prevention & Control Lead to join their team of staff in the Specialist Nursing department.
This is a FULL time role for 37.5 hours a week The role holder will be required to cover a flexible shift pattern. Shifts Will cover gam-5pm Monday to Friday

Role Purpose:

-To ensure Infection Prevention and Control ('PC) is addressed in all areas of the hospital and reflected throughout all activity related to healthcare provision
-To ensure infection prevention is taken into account in all new business, new builds and refurbishments
-To ensure compliance to the HCA code (DH 2010) for COC requirements in England

Core Responsibilities:

-To be a core member of the Hospital IPC committee (HIPCC)
-To develop, in partnership with the Director of Clinical Services, an annual audit and improvement program which is aligned to the HCA code (DH 2010) and reflects specific objectives of the company's corporate Infection Prevention and Control annual program
-Utilise and work in partnership with the local Infection Control Doctor ('CD) ensuring that the service level agreement is appropriate for the hospital size, activity levels and complexity
-Ensure risks of infection are identified throughout all hospital departments and disciplines and risk assessments are in place reflecting controls that are reviewed at least annually.
-Ensure local infection control policies reflect corporate policies, writing local Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) as appropriate, and liaise With departmental heads to ensure these are implemented.
-Ensure all staff have completed the company mandatory infection prevention and control training using a combination of online and face to face training.
-Implement and maintain a continuous hand hygiene improvement programme.
-Oversee a surveillance program that includes. o Alert organism and disease surveillance
o Alert symptom surveillance o Surgical site surveillance: especially hip and knee replacement surgery o All bacteraemia reports for internal and external reporting o All Clostridium difficile reports for internal and external reporting
• Ensure that all surveillance data is analysed, utilizing the expertise and input of the local ICD
-Undertake Root Cause Analysis (RCA) in cases of infection to identify issues and causes with inclusion of clinical staff, especially in relation to changes required in practice as a result of Identifying the root cause
• Identify patient information requirements and ensure these are met at local level.
-Support other staff members to develop them as IPC link persons in all areas of the hospital to support IPC practice in their own areas/disciplines
-Ensure programs of auditing are in place in relation to IPC and support the active involvement of IPC link persons in each area.
-Ensure all low risk medical devices throughout the hospital are subject to a
decontamination schedule appropriate for the level of risk
-Ensure that all medium and high risk medical devices used in the hospital are subject to appropriate decontamination i e.
-SLA for sterile services with an accredited sterile service department for surgical instruments o On-site high level disinfectant for endoscopy equipment in a service that is compliant
-Ensure there is appropriate engineer and ICO support for monitoring the environment, including Ventilation and Water Safety
-Ensure environmental cleaning is sufficient and appropriate to the level of risk in each area of the hospital in partnership with Heads of Departments and Housekeeping Team
-Provide comment and advice on the purchase/introduction and use of equipment in relation to IPC issues.
-Support the Local Waste officer in all waste management but especially in the management of the clinical waste stream.
-Ensure all reports required centrally for organizational wide information purposes and to support early Identification of risks are collated and submitted within the set time limits Ensure 'PC is an integral part of local governance and health & safety structures