Role: Infection Prevention and Control Nurse – Register
Hours: UK-Med Register role, no guarantee of any work, but if deployed work will be full-time
Duration: Register members who deploy will be offered fixed-term contracts. The duration will depend on the requirements of the response, but most responses are between 4 and 12 weeks
Pay: GBP £3,300 to GBP £3,600 gross per month (Dependant on assignment and experience)
Location: Internationally / any of the UK-Med response including Ukraine and or to various other locations
UK-Med is a frontline medical aid charity. Born of the British National Health Service, we’ve been working for over 30 years towards a world where everyone has the healthcare they need when crises or disasters hit.
We are seeking Infection Prevention and Control Specialist Nurses with previous experience working in humanitarian contexts. You will be able to make yourself available to travel and work internationally at short notice for a minimum of 4-6 weeks (longer availability is highly desirable) to join our register.
The Infection Prevention and Control (IPC Nurse) will be responsible for implementing and managing infection prevention and control programs to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and protect the health and well-being of individuals and communities affected by emergencies or crises.
The Nurse will ensure the highest standards of infection prevention and control practices are followed, educate and train staff and communities on proper infection control measures, and coordinate with relevant stakeholders to prevent and respond to outbreaks effectively.
The Nurse will manage multiple streams of work being implemented and act as a technical resource to support the activities related to the context, ensuring that best practice and global standards of patient care are implemented and maintained. They will play a central role in building the local capacity of any field staff (i.e. Ministry of Health or other NGOs), in areas related to the response, through training delivery.
You must hold a current nursing license and be able to demonstrate your current and unconditional membership of a suitable registering organisation. You must hold specific qualifications / professional registrations in Nursing Science/Degree.
You will be determined, high performing, compassionate and collaborative, as well as being committed to learning and supporting others to learn. Language skills will be an advantage. We offer a competitive salary and benefits along with a friendly working environment and the opportunity to make a real difference through and influential role in humanitarian programming.
At the same time UK-Med tries to provide feedback to applicants and share with them where they have fallen short in the competitive process, it may be very difficult to provide individual feedback. Especially looking at the large number of applications UK-Med receives and the multiple recruitments taking place at the same time, specifically during times of ongoing emergency surges.
We strongly recommend that you read the Candidate Information Pack – IPC Nurse – Register – May 2023 before applying for this role.
Applications must be submitted no later than Friday 9th of June 2023
UK-Med is committed to safeguarding of our personnel and beneficiaries and has a zero-tolerance approach to sexual exploitation and abuse. We conduct thorough vetting before any appointment is confirmed.
UK-Med is committed to the principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive environment where employees feel respected and supported to be able to fulfil their potential.