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Infection, Prevention and Control Manager

Queen Mother Hospital

Location:  Hawkshead (nr Potters Bar, Herts)
Salary:  £35,274 to £45,113 Per Annum Including London Weighting
Permanent / Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Wednesday 20 January 2021
Interview Date:  Wednesday 03 February 2021
Reference:  CSS-0259-20

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual, to join the Royal veterinary College, Queen Mother Hospital for Animals, in a new post as an Infection, Prevention, Control and Quality Manager.

We are a multidisciplinary small animal veterinary referral hospital. You will be required to influence the hospital departments; developing, implementing and performance managing Infection Prevention and Control key success indicators. Provide advice to the Infection Prevention and Control Group on all infection prevention and control matters, and communicate effectively with all teams. 

We are looking for a nurse with experience or a qualification in infection, prevention and control, who is looking to use their knowledge and skills to advance current procedures and promote service compliance.

You will conduct, support, and collate audits of IPC practice in addition to providing advice support and education for team members. 

As part of the operational team, you will be working alongside our friendly and experienced Registered Veterinary Nurses, Patient Care Assistants, and Veterinary Surgeons, Residents, Interns and Students. 

You will be a supportive, compassionate and motivational leader with excellent organisational and administrative abilities. You will be a positive role model and decision maker. You will have a working knowledge of MS office packages such as Word, Excel, Outlook, etc., alongside excellent communication skills both written, face-to-face and over the telephone.

We understand the importance of developing our team members to reach their potential. There is plenty of scope for both personal and professional development in this new service.

For informal enquiries regarding this position or requests to visit before applying please contact Lisa Lines QMHA Operations Director llines@rvc.ac.uk  or Gina Parkes QMHA Head Medicine Nurse gparkes@rvc.ac.uk  

We offer a generous reward package including a pension scheme.

Free membership to the newly built Fitness and Wellbeing Centre located on site (gym, badminton, climbing wall, Zumba, yoga and Pilate classes included).

Fantastic annual leave allowance, access to free in-house CPD, funded external CPD and cycle to work scheme. 


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The RVC values diversity and is committed to the equality of opportunity. Balancing both the needs of the business with those of our staff, we will consider applications to work on a flexible basis where possible.


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