Person Specification

Registered General Nurse or Allied Health Professional in relevant clinical discipline with current professional registration e.g. NMC
Working towards registration with an appropriate health or science related professional body.
Post registration experience as a practitioner in a related field.
An understanding of and ability to work under the current Health and Social Care Act (e.g. safe guarding vulnerable adults; data protection, information governance).
Proven experience in the establishment and maintenance of good relationships with managers, staff and external contracts.
Ability to work independently, manage and prioritise own workload and cope with competing demands.
Ability to analyse, interpret and relay information accurately.
Ability to analyse and interpret information in an effective manner to recommend an appropriate course of action to address the issue(s).
An awareness of Quality and Governance frameworks.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office including Word, and Excel.
Evidence of ongoing CPD and committed to self-development.
An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity and good working relationships, both in terms of day-to-day working practices, and in relation to management systems.

Work Experience Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two Health Protection Practitioners (Level 1) to join the UKHSA South West.

The post holder will be part of the multi-disciplinary team providing the day-to-day health protection function, including managing infectious and environmental hazards and supporting response to major incidents.

This is an entry-level Health Protection development post and as such will develop specialist knowledge and skills to undertake case management, liaise with, and provide health protection advice and response across a range of partner organisations, professionals and the public.

The post holder will undergo a programme of on-going development and education to build on existing knowledge and develop skills to provide specialist health protection advice and meet competencies required to undertake the role. Regular onsite presence will be required at one of the SW offices.