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Health Care Assistant Infection Control Surveillance

Band 3

Main area
Control Of Infection
Band 3
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)
£22,113 - £24,774 per annum inclusive
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At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

Health Care Assistant Infection Control Surveillance


Health Care Assistant Infection Control Surveillance and Audit

UCLH Hospitals

  • Band 3
  • Permanent
  • Full time: 37.5 hours
  • Closing date: 18th October 2018
  • Interview date: Provisionally week commencing 10 days after closing date

We are seeking a highly motivated Health Care Assistant to join the Infection Control Team. The successful candidate will work with the Infection Control Surveillance and wider Infection Control Team within UCLH hospitals to ensure high quality surveillance activity which supports the reduction of hospital acquired infections.

In this job you will not be looking after patients but you will be getting information from patients and talking to hospital staff. You will be collecting information about infections and other information which will help us prevent patients getting infections.

This job will require you to work alone frequently and travel between several hospital sites and wards. The work is about accurately collecting information which will be used to measure the quality of care delivered. This is important as this is used to help improve our practice in future.

UCLH provides infection control services to all seven of the Trust’s hospitals. Our infection control team is a large and active body of multi professional staff consisting of an epidemiologist; a dedicated surveillance team; research team; infection control nurses; clinical practice facilitators; microbiologists; virologists and clinical scientists.

You will have experience of working in an acute NHS Trust and have excellent interpersonal skills.  You will also require IT skills such as word documents and excel spreadsheets.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a large forward thinking infection control service which has excellent opportunities for professional development and research.

Please be aware that this vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. Therefore, if you intend to apply for this post, you are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

We offer our staff an interest free ticket loan, a subsidised social club including gym and swimming facilities, a library for staff to use, free independent and confidential support for all staff and large retail discounts.

We value and promote diversity and equality in the workplace.

If you are interested in applying for this post please use the links below to access the full job description, person specification and to download an application form.

Unfortunately it is not possible to acknowledge applications or send letters to candidates who have not been short listed. Therefore, if you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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Applicant requirements

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

Informal enquiries are strongly recommended. Please contact Sarah Keeling Surveillance team leader on ext 77401, mobile number 07852959845 and email Sarah.keeling@nhs.net  Leila Hail (Leila.hail@nhs.net), Gema Martinez-Garcia (Gema.Martinez-garcia1@nhs.net) Infection Control Senior Nurses 020344779716.

If you have problems applying, contact

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