Bridgewater`s 0-19 services in Halton is looking for an enthusiastic and self- motivated individual to work as a childhood immunisation community nurse in Halton`s school-aged immunisation team.
The successful candidate will be predominantly supporting the delivery of the immunisation programmes delivered to school aged children across Halton. This will include the Childhood flu, HPV, Men ACWY and Td/IPV immunisation programmes.
Experience of vaccinating is desirable.
The post is an annualised hours post. To work 840 hours a year. Working hours:-
19 hours for 30 weeks (Tue 08.45 14.30, Wed 08.00 14.30, Thur 08.45 17.00
27 hours for 10 weeks during flu vaccination delivery (October early December) (Tue 8.45 14.15, Wed 08.00 17.00, Thu 08.45 17.00. Fri 08.45 15.00)
12 weeks annual leave during school holidays Main duties of the job
As a childhood immunisation community nurse, the post holder will support the delivery of high-quality childhood immunisation programmes, delivering large scale immunisation and vaccination programmes within community and educational settings.
The post holder will be responsible for ensuring the safe storage of vaccine, ensuring vaccine is maintained within correct temperature requirements at all times. They will then prepare and administer the vaccine safely and competently in accordance with local / national standards, guidelines and policies.
The post holder will ensure they have informed consent to proceed with vaccination and they will assess a child / young persons suitability for vaccination and act on in clinical judgements formed from complex information.
The post holder will respond to adverse events following vaccination, including clinical emergencies (anaphylaxis). About us
Flexible working will be considered for all roles.
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Lead in the organisation of the planning, delivery and evaluation of immunisation and vaccination programmes to school age children including ordering and delivery of supplies and equipment, storage of vaccines and waste disposal, delegating duties as appropriate
Ensure correct ordering, storage and handling of vaccines procedures are followed
Identify and plan uptake immunisations for those with incomplete immunisations opportunistically and on referral from the wider children and young people workforce
Prepare and administer the vaccine safely and competently in accordance with local/national standards, guidelines and policies.
To be named / link nurse for immunisations within specific educational establishments
Supervise children and young people during immunisation sessions
Report any adverse reactions in accordance with the yellow card reporting system
Undertake opportunistic and domiciliary immunisations, following up non immunised children providing information, advice and updating data as required.
Ensure any vaccination given is recorded as per local guidelines/policy
Liaises and advises teachers and parents of the health needs of children and young people following vaccination.Leadership:
Manage their time effectively to ensure prioritisation of workload in order to achieve agreed deadlines and service is covered.Supervision and Development
Provide mentorship, preceptorship and clinical supervision to staff as appropriate
Act to maintain an appropriate learning environment to meet the educational and developmental needs of student nurses and other learners as required
Support the development of the team by teaching and assessing junior members of the team
Participate in individual performance reviews (IPA) and clinical supervision.
Support the delivery of practical competency assessment of nurses undertaking vaccination and immunisation training.Communication
Communicate effectively with individuals, families and professionals in planning and delivering care.
Utilise a range of communication methods with colleagues and managers to include electronic communication.
Maintain effective working relationships, work effectively and support team members.
Participate in formal and informal ways of communication both within the team and the wider primary care setting where appropriate.
Work in partnership with school staff, health colleagues and other agencies e.g. Education and Social Services.
Attend staff meetings and ensure that minutes are read and signed, especially when attendance has not been possiblePerson SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Registered Nurse with NMC
- Evidence of recent professional development
- Child branch registration
- Able to demonstrate evidence based clinical practice
- Community experience
- Experience of delivering childhood immunisation programme
Skills and AttributesEssential
- If you are related to a director, or have a relationship with a director or employee of an appointing organisation, please state the relationship:
- Demonstrate a knowledge of working with children, young people and their families
- Able to demonstrate knowledge of current childhood immunisation programme
- Able to demonstrate knowledge of child protection awareness
- Able to work as an effective team member
- Ability to work independently
- Able to prioritise workload
- Able to demonstrate leadership skills
- Good understanding of local and national policies relating to child health
- Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate packages of care
- Able to communicate unpleasant / sensitive information to parents.
- Understanding of need for confidentiality
- Ability to communicate effectively with a range of clients and colleagues within the PCT and external agencies
- Proven teaching skills
- Good verbal and written skills
- Demonstrate a flexible approach
- Understanding of the configuration of community services
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Do you have the right to stay and work in the UK without sponsorship (share-codes will be checked if applicable)
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation TrustAddress
The Bridges Centre
Crow Wood Lane
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