Registered Nurse Vaccination and Screening

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£27,461 to £33,428 a year per annum/ pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

As a Registered Health Care Professional working in immunisations, sampling and health protection the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering a safe and effective service. The post holder will undertake activities such as: clinical assessment, dilution and drawing up of the vaccine from multi-dose vials and post vaccine observations support, swabbing, venepuncture and cannulation.

They will assist in the management and organisation of their clinical area and participating in the education, development and supervision of other staff members. They will work alongside the nursing team members, providing support to junior colleagues in the provision of direct care and demonstrate the health board's values.

They will be required to manage the day to day operation of the vaccination and screening workload and provide services within the community where required, such as in clients' homes, education settings, primary care settings and 'pop up 'premises.

Be able to drive and transport equipment and information to different venues as required. There is a requirement to work flexibly across the Health Board footprint.

The post holder is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of evidenced-based nursing care, working collaboratively and co-operatively with others to meet the needs of patients and their families.

Interviews will be held on 9 June 2023

Main duties of the job

Work with the service leads to reflect on and analyse information gatheredthrough contacts with families and undertaking any assessments to makeinformed decisions and professional judgments which must be recorded in the documentation and when writing reports.

To analyse families with complex needs which will inform referrals to other multi agency professionals if necessary.

Engage with colleagues, multi-agencies and relevant stakeholders to targetareas of low uptake of immunisations and outbreak scenarios; and improve and enhance uptake across the whole Hywel Dda University Health Board's footprint.

Maintain the health records, ensuring all filing is kept up to date.

Plan, organise and prioritise own workload on a daily and monthly basis.

Identify competing priorities and discuss with Service Leads to agree priorities, including any outbreak situation.

Act in accordance to legal and statutory guidance and comply with all Hywel Dda University Health Board policies and procedures, including safeguarding.

Ability to speak welsh is desirable for this role

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:
  • Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;
  • Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;
  • 48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;
  • Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;
  • Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

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Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • NMC registered qualified nurse
  • Immunisation clinical knowledge


  • Evidence of post registration study and training e.g. POVA
  • Evidence of post registration study and training, e.g. Child Protection
  • Evidence of post registration study and training, e.g. Intermediate Life Support if required in clinical setting
  • Knowledge of incident reporting policy



  • Pre-registration/professional evidence in direct nursing care
  • Experience of providing holistic nursing care
  • Venepuncture & Cannulation skills
  • Immunisation delivery experience


  • Clear understanding of clinical governance framework
  • Implement evidence based practice

Language Skills


  • Welsh speaker (Level 1)

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