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Infection Control - SSI Surveillance Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Stanmore Middlesex
£32,258 - £41,308 per annum inc.
27/03/2019 23:59

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.


Are you passionate about infection prevention and control/ surgical site infection? Are you interested in developing a career pathway in the specialist field of infection prevention and control/Surveillance? Are you concerned about patient safety in relation to surgical procedures? If YES!!! You might be the right candidate for this exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic nurse to join our small friendly Infection Prevention and Control team as Infection control -Surveillance Nurse

It is a rewarding job and you will be delighted to be part of the workforce of a major international teaching centre of excellence for Neuro-Musculoskeletal Healthcare at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital .The Trust is one of the leading and largest Orthopaedic hospitals both in the United Kingdom and world-wide.. The Trust aims to be the specialist orthopaedic hospital of choice by providing outstanding patient care and maintaining the Trust status as an international centre of excellence in specialist orthopaedic surgery.

The role will be to work as part of the Infection Prevention and Control team, specializing in clinical follow up of patients after surgery across varied specialties, reviewing and assessing patient risk of infection, data collection, planning and monitoring patient progress post discharge via letter/ telephone or occasional face-to-face meeting. The role involves undertaking of robust surveillance on all patients following surgery, ranging from the most acute spinal injury or complex bone tumors to peripheral nerve injury surgical procedures in addition to staff and patient education on how to manage and reduce patient’s risk of developing infections following surgery. This broad range of surveillance is aimed to further reduce infections rates after surgery to the lowest level thereby improving on quality care and safety for patients. No need to panic if you don’t have orthopedic experience, you will be supported well with all available resources as you learn on the job in a friendly environment

The candidate will need to demonstrate knowledge in the area of wound management, audit and surveillance. You will need as minimum, to be an NMC registered RN and have some experience of undertaking surveillance or working within the infection control specialist either in an acute hospital or community setting. The role involves and requires the individual to act as a role model at all times, motivating and supporting all staff in the appropriate management of patients. 

You will need to be assertive, have effective communication skills and be a supportive team member with ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision. 

You will be provided with support, learning opportunities and development as part of this post.Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. 

Other Benefits on this job will be: 

All weekend free … supportive of child care/ family time and work –life balance

Flexibility with working hours between 8am-5pm

Working in a friendly small team of 4 staff

Free car parking until trustwide charges applies

Free courtesy car ride to and from Stanmore station

Further education and training opportunities

Discounted GYM membership

Bank work opportunity

Working a in a green area with low pollution

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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

Mojisola Adeyemi - Infection Prevention and Control Lead Nurse on 0208 909 5360 or email

Please see the attached JD and PS for further information about the role.