Physical Health Care, Infection, Prevention and Control Lead

  • Job Reference: 00085074-1
  • Date Posted: 4 August 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Barham, Kent
  • Salary: £34,437 to £37,830
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Essential Skills:

The appropriate knowledge and skills to take responsibility for infection prevention or be given suitable training to perform the role
Have the authority to challenge inappropriate practice.

Key Responsibilities:

To establish, lead and co-ordinate evidence based physical health practice initiatives across the service.

Provide a programme of health promotion and education in close collaboration with the dietician and Senior Healthcare Support Workers.

Coordinate the implementation of physical health screening across the service.

Coordinate the ongoing monitoring of physical health of all patients including annual health checks in close collaboration with the ward doctors and physical health leads.

To work closely with the doctors and physical health leads in ensuring that patients across the service have access to primary care services including dental and eye checks.

To maintain working knowledge of legislation, company policies, and other relevant local & national guidance pertaining to physical health guidance within mental health services.

Contribute, as required, to national audits, and carry out clinical audits as required, to ensure that standards are maintained in line with Company policy and national best practice. Ensure information and comprehensive records relating to physical health are recorded in care notes and entered appropriately on other data records as required. 

Ensure that the service has access to required medical equipment needed in ensuring that patient’s physical health needs are adequately monitored.

Ensure that there are local protocols for the safe use of medical devices, educate staff on these protocols and conduct audits to ensure that these protocols are understood and practiced by the relevant clinical staff.

To take the lead on infection control and Covid-19 procedures within the hospital in accordance with the Company Policies and Procedures.

To be responsible for leading and maintaining an effective local infection prevention & control programme. This involves identifying infection risks to the practice, its patients, visitors and staff, and taking responsibility for implementing and monitoring actions to minimise and manage those risks

This is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities; the post holder may be required to undertake other duties following appropriate discussion with their line manager.

Who we are!

Coveberry, part of the CareTech family, are a leading specialist healthcare provider, with Hospitals and centres throughout England, delivering wide ranging services in Adult Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, Specialist Brain Injury, Child and Adult Mental Health Services (CAMHS) including eating disorders, and social care for children with special needs.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions. If you have not heard back within 14 days, please consider your application to be unsuccessful on this occasion