Veterinary Infection Control Manager – QMHA, RVC, Hawkshead Campus, Potters Bar, Herts

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual, to join the Royal Veterinary College, Queen Mother Hospital for Animals, as a Veterinary Infection Control Manager.

We are a multidisciplinary small animal veterinary referral hospital. You will be required to influence and lead the hospital departments; developing, implementing and performance managing Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) 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 registered veterinary nurse or healthcare manager with experience or a qualification in infection, prevention and control, someone 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 across the hospital.

As part of the operational team, you will work within the head nurse group and alongside our experienced teams of 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, therefore there is scope for both personal and professional development. The role comes with the opportunity to be a subject leader in IPC practices contributing to the wider veterinary profession.

For informal enquiries regarding this position, or requests to visit before applying, please contact Alison Young, Clinical Operations Manager ayoung@rvc.ac.uk

We offer a generous reward package including;

Competitive and attractive pension package

Generous 33 days annual leave (not including bank holidays)

Access to free in-house CPD and funded relevant external CPD

On site café and restaurant

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

Cycle to work scheme

Free mini-bus service to and from Potters Bar station and Hawkshead Campus

A range of family friendly policies, including adoption, maternity and paternity pay and leave

 

Queen Mother Hospital for Animals,

Location: Hawkshead Campus (nr Potters Bar, Herts)

Salary: £36,877 to £47,163 Inclusive of London Weighting

Permanent / Full Time

Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Friday 06 January 2023

Interview Date: Tuesday 17 January 2023

Reference: CSS-0351-22

Apply online: https://jobs.rvc.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=CSS-0351-22

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