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UK Health Security Agency

TB Health Protection Nurse

Job description

The mission of TARZET is to protect the public from respiratory, imported, emerging, and novel infections through world-leading public health microbiology and virology, outbreak response, surveillance, research, and interventions. The TB Unit sits within TARZET and has a multidisciplinary team delivering surveillance, epidemiology, public health and clinical advice, microbiology and incident and outbreak response, and advice to government. The Unit is supporting delivery of the objectives of the national 'TB Action Plan 2021-2026'.
The post holder will provide specialist expertise in nursing and public health aspects of TB care, prevention and control including supporting the delivery of the objectives of the national 'TB Action Plan 2021-2026.
UKHSA Colindale, NW9 5EQ
Part time - 18.75 hours per week.
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) offers hybrid working - this means that whilst the role will be based in one of our offices, there will be opportunities for an element of working from home. UKHSA have office locations across the UK. The balance between home and workplace working is to be agreed with the line manager, determined primarily by business needs and in line with departmental policy.
*Please be aware that this role can only be worked from within the UK and not overseas. Relocation expenses are not available.*

Main duties of the job

As the TB Health Protection Nurse your main responsibilities will include:

  • Provide day to day clinical response highly using specialist knowledge to health professionals.
  • Escalate and support the management of complex TB incidents and outbreaks as appropriate.
  • Manage and maintain continuity for designated TB incidents and outbreaks, ensuring accurate, up to date records of contacts/action by completion of relevant records and compliance with the unit's handover procedures, in line with standards for record keeping.
  • Lead the unit's clinical and incident review process.
  • Provide advice about BCG immunisation to health and allied professionals.
  • Lead on defined areas of work in TB workforce development activities.
  • Support response to Parliamentary Business.
  • Support identification and reporting of health needs, health inequalities and health impact assessment.
  • Identify, discuss, and action own professional performance and training / development needs with your line manager through appraisal / individual development plan. Attending internal / external training events
  • To participate in all mandatory training as required, i.e., fire safety, information governance and all other mandatory training.
    The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The Job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary.
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