- IPC Audit & Support Officer
- Band 4
- 37.5 and 22.5 Hours per week
- N&Q Infection Control
- £19,409 to £22,683 p.a +20% HCAS
- 22/08/2017 23:59
London Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the busiest emergency ambulance service in the UK with over 4,500 staff who works across a wide range of roles. Our service operates over an area of approximately 620 square miles across London based in 70 ambulance stations.
We serve more than eight million people who live and work in the London area. Our main role is to respond to emergency 999 calls, getting medical help to patients who have serious or life-threatening injuries or illnesses as quickly as possible.
However, many of our patients have less serious illnesses or injuries, and do not need to be sent an ambulance on blue lights and sirens. Often these patients will receive more appropriate care somewhere other than at hospital and so we provide a range of care to them, recognising that many have complex problems or long-term medical conditions. We also provide clinical assessments over the phone to more callers with less serious illnesses and injuries.
As an integral part of the NHS in London, we work closely with hospitals and other healthcare professionals, as well as with other emergency services. We are also central to planning for, and responding to, large-scale events or major incidents in the capital.
In everything we do, we will provide Care, Clinical excellence and commitment.
Care - Helping people when they need us; treating people with compassion, dignity and respect; having pride in our work and our organisation.
Clinical excellence - Giving our patients the best possible care; leading and sharing best clinical practice; using staff and patient feedback and experience to improve our care.
Commitment -Setting high standards and delivering against them; supporting our staff to grow, develop and thrive; Learning and growing to deliver continual improvement.
***2 positions - 1 fulltime and 1 part time (3 days a week)***
London Ambulance Service (LAS) NHS Trust, one of the busiest ambulance services in England, is looking for flexible, adaptable team players to fill 2 positions as IPC Audit and Support Officers during office hours - one fulltime position (Mon- Fri), and a part-time position (3 days a week), job sharing with an existing post holder.
They should be literate, numerate with a good level of IT skills, data management and auditing experience, to support the wider Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) team. They should be able to work autonomously and be able to confidently liaise with station staff in the sectors, to support the delivery of the IPC objectives within the Annual Work Plan and ensure continuous improvements going forwards.
The IPC Team is responsible for the provision of specialist advice on the prevention, surveillance, investigation and control of infection within LAS, the formulation of policy and procedures and continuously shaping the education of health care workers through lessons learned, national guidance and compliance with regulation, with a focus on making LAS a great place to work and improving patient experience.
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.
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