NHS - Decontamination Advisor

NHS Contract - Decontamination Advisor - Remote Working | £250 - £274 per day (in scope IR35)

You will work as a member of the Infection Prevention Team for the Health Board, and report to the Director of Nursing – Infection Prevention. You will be responsible for leading and co-ordinating complex specialist advice on all aspects of the decontamination of medical devices across BCUHB. This includes advice on buildings, infrastructure, equipment, policy, training and staff competency across all sites and clinical disciplines.

Your new role
You will work in partnership with the ADN-IP, Senior Nurse-IP, and Lead Consultants for Infection Prevention and Control/Microbiologists and other members of the Infection Prevention Team in the development of evidence based practice throughout all areas of BCUHB. You will communicate as required with all members of the Infection Prevention Team, laboratory staff and senior Health Board staff, partners and contractors. In addition, liaise with relevant members of local health protection teams, Public Health Wales, educational establishments, environmental health staff and local authorities to help develop the decontamination aims and objectives of the Health Board, and to facilitate control of infection through safe decontamination.
Further duties will include:
1. Communicate effectively and clearly verbally and in writing on a wide variety of subjects when dealing with staff of all levels and disciplines within the Health Board, and with organisations outside the Health Board, to maintain patient safety and improve Health Board performance.
2. Presents and communicates highly complex or contentious information relating to decontamination clearly and effectively, so that others can understand the issues and risks involved in the situation, and objective informed judgements can be made by the Health Board in relation to these issues.
3. Uses highly developed negotiating and influencing skills when required in order to overcome barriers and secure a safe outcome for patients, staff and visitors. For example negotiating the implementation of additional decontamination measures where clinical staff are not convinced there is a risk issue which requires action.
4. Responds with sensitivity and empathy, both verbally and in writing to complaints raised by patients, relatives and others in relation to decontamination.
5. Able to answer ad-hoc queries from staff within the organisation and from outside, in a professional manner, prioritising workload to ensure patient safety is paramount.
6. Work in collaboration with CPG and Site Management Teams and clinical leaders to ensure effective decontamination is embedded within core clinical practice.
7. Maintains effective professional relationships with others outside the Health Board in order to promote the Health Board as a centre of excellence in the prevention and management of healthcare associated infection, including decontamination.

What you'll need to succeed
1.Highly developed specialist decontamination knowledge as a result of significant experience within services involving the decontamination of medical devices, supported by a specialist qualification in an appropriate subject.
2. Act as a specialist expert on a broad range of complex decontamination issues. They will routinely provide complex specialist advice across the Health Board when required, as part of routine working.
3. Experience of working in an autonomous and self-directed manner, and experience of leading delivery of major components of improvement programmes for an organisation.
4. Experience of leading or supervising others, and of developing and mentoring staff using formal processes including appraisal and objective-setting.
5. Detailed knowledge of the Medical Devices Directive, and other statutory and non-statutory standards and requirements for the decontamination of medical devices.
6. Experience of developing and implementing quality systems for the decontamination of medical devices, and achieving relevant service accreditation against published standards.

What you'll get in return
This is an interesting opportunity to support the organisation develop policy and procedure, ensuring safety and assurance going forward.

What you need to do now
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Job Type
Working Pattern
Healthcare & Medical
Regulatory Affairs
Up to £274 per day (In scope IR35)

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Benjamin Pottas, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Liverpool
Part 2nd Floor, 5 St Paul’s Square

Telephone: 0151 2391 293

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