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Lead Nurse - Infection Control & Prevention

Band 8a

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Corporate Nursing - Infection Control
Band 8a
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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£47,078 - £54,633 per annum inc.
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The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH) is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK, and is regarded as a leader in the field of orthopaedics both in the UK and world-wide.

The RNOH provides a comprehensive range of neuro-musculoskeletal health care, ranging from the most acute spinal injury or complex bone tumour to orthopaedic medicine and specialist rehabilitation for chronic back pain sufferers. This broad range of services is unique within the NHS.

As a national centre of excellence, the RNOH treats patients from across the country, many of whom have been referred by other hospital consultants for second opinions or for treatment of complex or rare conditions. 

Patients benefit from a team of highly specialised consultants, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognised for their expertise and experience. Consultants are supported in their work by nurses, therapists and other specialist clinical staff who are trained and are experts in their particular fields of orthopaedic care. 

The RNOH plays a major role in teaching, 20% of all UK orthopaedic surgeons receive training here. Our teaching and clinical effectiveness are enhanced by our work in research and development and our academic links with University College, London. Research departments at Stanmore include the Institute of Orthopaedics, the Centre for Disability Research and Innovation, the Institute of Human Performance and the Centre for Biomedical Engineering.

The RNOH works closely with other hospitals and trusts, with whom we have joint appointments to ensure maximum availability of specialist skills for patients. Our patients benefit from access to Aspire Leisure Centre which is located on site and hosts first-class facilities for able-bodied and disabled people.


The RNOH is a national centre of excellence with an international reputation for diagnosis, assessment and treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. This ranges from the most acute spinal cord injury, bone tumour and complex joint reconstruction to orthopaedic and specialist rehabilitation. It offers an integrated range of clinical, teaching and research services unique within the UK and in partnership with University College London.

We are excited to advertise the opportunity for a Lead Nurse for Infection Control and Prevention. This crucial post will lead on the infection control and prevention strategy. We are therefore looking for a registered practitioner who is highly motivated and an inspirational individual to lead these key agendas.

Reporting to the DIPC and Deputy Director of Nursing as Lead Nurse for Infection Control and Prevention the successful candidate will work both autonomously leading the infection prevention team, striving to minimize risk from healthcare associated infection. The post will support, develop and implement systems to improve the quality of infection prevention and control management, by the delivery of national directives to develop local quality, patient safety and safe systems of working for staff. You must have good organizational skills and the ability to influence others.

The successful candidate will need to be autonomous and have a flexible approach to work, acting as a role model across disciplines. You will provide clear leadership for infection prevention across the site, influencing and improving the quality of care delivered to our patients. You must demonstrate excellent communication skills and be computer literate (Word and Excel).

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Dr Julie-Anne Dowie-Baker, at or alternatively on 0203 947 0420