As a Registered Health Care Professional working in the System Vaccination Team, 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 different types of vaccine in a variety of settings.Main duties of the job
Undertake multiple roles such as: clinical assessment, dilution and drawing up of the vaccine from multi-dose vials and additional clinical support.
Enable the delivery of vaccinations to all eligible patients by assisting with the overall coordination of the site activity and day to day delivery of the vaccination programme.
Conduct pre-vaccination clinical assessments to confirm if the patient meets the criteria for safe vaccination.About us
Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust is in the top 25 per cent of all community trusts for overall staff engagement in the 2021 NHS National Staff Survey.
At LCHS, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in LCHS' workforce.
LCHS recognises the increasing demand for more flexibility in working practices in order to accommodate the personal goals and commitments that employees experience at different stages during their working lives. Flexible working opportunities such as part-time working, compressed hours, job shares, and hybrid working models can help staff to balance their personal and work commitments. Arrangements can be put in place if it can be shown that the needs of the individual can be balanced with those of the service and the impact on other team members, enabling the Trust to recruit and retain skilled staff, raise staff morale, reduce absenteeism and respond to changing service needs more effectively.
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Ensure clinic rooms and equipment are available at the start of each session
Conduct pre-vaccination clinical assessments to confirm if the patient meets the criteria for safe vaccination, including previous vaccinations undertaken, current health condition, assessment of any clinical conditions (medical history) and allergies.
The review of complex medical histories and potential adverse reactions.
Preparation of vaccines prior to administration by the vaccinators using aseptic technique.
Ensure vaccine preparation (drawing-up, ensuring correct storage and providing pre prepared syringes to the vaccination station)as per the standard operating procedure (SOP).
Use clinical judgment and risk assessment to keep the patients as safe as possible
Reporting and recording all clinical assessments, care, and treatment: escalating any concerns and issues in a timely way.
Assist in the monitoring and maintenance of the health, safety and security of self and others in the work area. Assist in the identification and assessment of risks in work activities.
Work with team to maintain high standards of infection control in the clinical area and a well-maintained department environment.
Safeguard people by recognising and responding when an adult or child might be at risk from abuse but also recognising their own limits and escalate concerns at all times.
Support more junior staff in the provision of care including training in the use of protocols as needed.
Ensure vaccine, stationery and health promotion resources are available in immediate work area and monitored appropriately.
Involved in the induction and supervision of new and existing staff.
To make judgements and decisions within the confines of own professional code of conduct boundaries and within national and trust guidelines/policies for self and report to the clinical supervisor and clinical lead.
Ensuring the best possible clinical outcomes by using up-to-date skills and adhering to evidence-based policies and procedures.Person SpecificationEssentialEssential
- Educated to degree level (level 5) in relevant subject or equivalent level of experience of working at a similar level in specialist area
- Registered Health Care Professional: Registered with NMC/ GPhC/ HCPC/ GDC/ GOC
- Practical skills and knowledge of cold chain procedures and medicines management
- Able to work on own initiative, organising and prioritising own workloads to changing and often tight deadlines
- Knowledge of vaccination and immunisation schedules in accordance with national recommendations
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Able to make a connection between their work and the benefit to patients and the public
- Previous experience of teaching and assessing in clinical practice
Lincolnshire Community Health Service NHS TrustAddress
Weighing Rooms North/West Lincolnshire
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