Infection and Prevention Control Practitioner

Truro, Bristol
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: InterimRT070121_1610022369
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2021-01-07
  • Location: Truro, Bristol
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2021-03-08
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Social Care Recruitment are working together with Cornwall Council for the recruitment of an Infection and Prevention Control Practitioner. This is a temporary contract, but is ongoing.

Pay - £38/£44 an hour dependent on experience.

Purpose of the role

This role will support Cornwall Council's response to Covid 19 cases and outbreaks with a specific focus on providing expert knowledge of infection prevention and control measures that are relevant during the pandemic. The role will specifically settings where outbreaks have occurred, will respond to requests for Covid related information from the public and will support the case review service in Cornwall.

Responsibilities

  • Provide infection prevention and control advice to a variety of settings during the Covid Pandemic, these could include businesses, such as food manufacturing plants and hospitality venues, offices, care settings and schools
  • Support care settings with infection prevention and control advice and guidance when they are experiences outbreaks of Covid cases. This will include GP surgeries, care homes and domiciliary care providers
  • Support the Council's incident assessment group, incident and outbreak management group and Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Health protection Board with any infection prevention and control advice and guidance.
  • Provide up to date advice to settings about Covid testing regimens
  • Respond in writing or via the phone to queries from Cornwall residents about the control measures to contain an prevent the spread of Covid 19
  • Support Cornwall's case review service by making calls to cases to determine transmission routes and then following up with relevant guidance and support to any identified settings
  • Supporting the overall containment response to the Covid 19 pandemic in Cornwall

Skills and experience

  • Relevant experience and qualifications to support autonomous working associated with all aspects of infection prevention and control during the Covid pandemic
  • Awareness and understanding of outbreak data, data sources and methods of data collection which can be used in an outbreak situation
  • Knowledge and skills to undertake a comprehensive case review with people who test positive for Covid 19
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with members of the public, staff of all grades working in health and care environments and strategic managers and leaders working across the Council and our health partners

***PLEASE NOTE - AN ENHANCED DBS IS REQUIRED***

If you are interested in this role and have the right skills and experience please submit your CV.

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