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Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Infection Sciences
Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Pocock Street
£37,638 - £44,780 per annum inclusive of HCA
Salary period
25/11/2020 23:59
Interview date

London Ambulance Service covers an area of 620 sq. miles, serves one of the world’s most dynamic and diverse cities and is the busiest ambulance service in the UK. We handle over 1.9 million emergency calls from across the capital and attend more than 1.2 million incidents every single year as well as delivering a 24 hour NHS 111 Integrated Urgent Care Service in South East and North East London that we estimate will respond to around 1.4million urgent care calls by the end of the year.


We employ over 8,000 people who work or volunteer across London to respond to the health needs of over eight million people who live, work and travel in the capital. We work closely with our NHS partners and are commissioned by 32 clinical commissioning groups spread across 5 sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and NHS England for our specialist services. We work alongside London’s hospital, mental health and specialist trusts, as well as the five STPs across Greater London.


In addition we work in partnership with the other emergency services, London’s Air Ambulance and London’s Resilience Forums to make sure we are ready and prepared to respond to major incidents and ensure we keep Londoners safe. As the only pan-London NHS provider we have a unique opportunity to play a leading role in integrating access to emergency and urgent care right across London.


By 2023 we will improve outcomes and experiences for all our patients by providing the right care to patients at the right time, and in the most cost effective way. This will mean up to 122,000 fewer patients being taken to emergency departments when their needs could be better met in a different way, and we will deliver significant efficiencies in avoided costs to the urgent and emergency care sector.

Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) Practitioner 

The Infection, Prevention & Control service at London Ambulance Service are seeking to appoint an Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Practitioner.

This is an ideal role for an individual who has Infection, Prevention & Control experience and is looking to progress their career by widening their knowledge in the pre-hospital care setting.

The IPC Practitioner supports the overall Trust’s commitment to reducing healthcare associated infections to provide safe, quality care to patients and ensure the well-being of its staff by delivering a comprehensive Infection Prevention and Control service, and provide assurance to the Trust.

The IPC Practitioner will ideally have a keen interest in Infection, Prevention & Control and be willing to undertake a recognised IPC qualification. This role will support and undertake observational audits of clinical practice at A& E departments, clinical observation during patient conveyance and environmental audits of stations and hubs.

The IPC Practitioner will also be required to deliver formal training sessions and support with projects to ensure the annual work programme is delivered.

The IPC Practitioner will be based at Waterloo, but will be required to travel to undertake work at locations across the London Ambulance Service area. 

Priority consideration for this post will be given to ‘at risk’ candidates

We reserve the right to close this advert early should there be a high number of applicants.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Claire Brown

Head of Infection Prevention and Control 

Tel: 07717808204

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Claire Brown
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Head of Infection Prevention and Control
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