As a Registered Health Care Professional working in immunisations, the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering a safe and effective service for the mass delivery of vaccinations for both influenza and the COVID-19 vaccine(s). 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.
The post holder will be required to travel across the county to attend satellite clinics and pop up sites.Main duties of the job
In particular, the post holder will be responsible for:
The configuration of the vaccination pod and vaccination station.
Conducting clinical assessments.
The review of complex medical histories and potential adverse reactions.
Preparation of the vaccine prior to administration by the immunisers using aseptic technique.
Ensuring the best possible clinical outcomes by using up-to-date skills and adhering to evidence-based policies and procedures.About us
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael's Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.
The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of �380 million and 750 beds. We work with health and social care organisations -including NHS Kernow and NHS England- to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000- which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.
The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually develop clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.
We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.
Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Deliver vaccinations to all eligible patients and assist with the overall coordination of the site activity and day to day delivery of the vaccination programme
Ensure clinic rooms and equipment are available at the start of each session.
Conduct pre-vaccination clinical assessments to confirm the correct vaccination, obtain consent agreement and provide advice on any contra indications and ensure that the patient receives post vaccination advice.
Address any concerns that may arise regarding the vaccine and contra-indications with patients.
Review medical histories and address any potential adverse reaction risks provide patients with information on what to do in the event of adverse reactions
Assist with the configuration of the vaccination pod:a) Confirmation and recording of pod setup (in terms of layout and equipment)b) Confirmation and recording of required vaccine stocks, PPE and vaccine consumablesc) Confirmation of availability for sanitisation materials and waste/clinical waste receptacles
Assist with the configuration of vaccine station (as per the Green Book): vaccine, vaccine batch, staff member administrating vaccination, date and site confirmation
Ensure vaccine preparation (drawing-up, ensuring correct storage and providing pre-prepared syringes to the vaccination station)
Assist and support the vaccination delivery (ensure national guidelines are respected regarding PPE, clinical and non-clinical waste, sanitisation)
Ensure that the latest PPE guidance is followed.
Work in partnership with patients and carers, gaining consent, and treating all with reassurance, empathy, professionalism and handling difficult conversationsPerson SpecificationExperience and qaulificationsEssential
- NMC Registered
- Good standard of education - GCSEs, a levels or equivalent
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Working in a multidisciplinary team
Royal Cornwall Hospitals TrustAddress
Royal Cornwall Hospital
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