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Immunisation Practitioner

Employer
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Location
Doddington
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 5
Hours
Full Time
Did you work as a vaccinator recently? Are you a nurse looking for a new role?

If yes, we can combine this for you in a potential new role within the Community and School Aged Immunisation Service.

We are looking for a public health focused nurse, midwife or other healthcare professional to join our friendly and supportive team in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The team work across the county providing immunisations in schools and community settings.

If you have previous immunisation experience and have worked with a variety of ages we would love to receive your application!

Please contact Georgie Brighten on 07464 532929 georgina.brighten@nhs.net for an informal chat. We look forward to hearing from you!

Main duties of the job

The role will require the successful candidates to travel and so you must hold a full valid driving license and access to a car to use regularly for business purposes is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).

We are passionate about protecting children and young people's health through vaccination.

We can offer you:
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service) plus bank holidays (pro rata where applicable)
  • One of the UK's best pension schemes
  • Special Leave for family and personal reasons
  • NHS Car Lease Scheme
  • Eye Care Vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Discounts

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust is voted as one of the 'Top 100 Best Places to Work' (Health Service Journal). Our CQC rating is of 'Good.

About us

  • A big thank you for considering joining us at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
  • You'll find it a great place to work with many benefits offered to you as a member of our staff
  • We put our patients, their families and carers at the centre of our vision - Outstanding Services and Healthier Communities
  • Our staff are proud to be Innovative, Caring and Agile in their work to help achieve the Trust vision
  • We welcome diversity in our workforce and are interested in applicants from all backgrounds
  • We don't want you to miss out so we'd like you to know that if we have a high level of interest in this role, the vacancy may close prior to the advertised closing date, so please make your application as soon as possible -Apply now
  • You've made a great decision to apply to join to HCT - we're looking forward to taking the next steps of the journey with you.


Job description

Job responsibilities

The Community Immunisation Nurse is responsible for the delivery of the Immunisation Programmes as delegated by the Senior Immunisation nurse, Clinical lead or Team Lead.
  • Reporting to the Immunisation Team and Clinical Lead the Community Immunisation Nurse will support the development of the service and work with colleagues to ensure the delivery of a safe and effective Community and School Age Immunisation programme.
  • To be responsible for the delivery of an effective and efficient Childhood Immunisation Programme in partnership with Children Universal Services, Schools and commissioners.
  • To be responsible for collecting accurate data at each session
  • To work collaboratively with the school nursing teams and child health teams in the planning and delivery of immunisation programmes in schools in order to achieve the KPIs across the programme.
  • To work with local statutory, private and voluntary providers, and users to develop and promote practice that is accessible and responsive to all section of the local community, ensuring that services are targeted to the most vulnerable groups and individuals to support social inclusion.
  • To promote and monitor safe and effective practice
  • To work closely with the Children Universal Service team in the planning and delivery of health promotion activities and public health initiatives in line with the School Age Childhood Immunisation Programme.
  • To provide and promote access to information and other services, to refer as appropriate. To liaise and work in partnership with statutory and non-statutory agencies, and other health services colleagues.
  • To work in partnership with colleagues and other professionals to promote healthy lifestyles and healthy schools through health promoting activities. To provide health promotion/ education in line with the Immunisation programme.
  • To work with the Children Universal Service Team Leaders to support children, young people and families who are considered to be vulnerable or at risk. To adhere to current Local Safeguarding Board and London Child Protection Procedures.

Whilst it is not a legal requirement, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust encourages and supports all staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • Registered Nurse/Midwife
  • Evidence of post registration continuing professional development
  • Current Registration with NMC and knowledge of NMC Code of Professional Conduct
  • Evidence of personal development
  • Evidence of a range of clinical competencies appropriate to the role


Desirable

  • Mentorship or qualification teaching qualification or equivalent experience
  • Public Health England, Immunisation training course or equivalent (or prepared to undertake)
  • Knowledge of recent developments in NHS


Experience and Knowledge

Essential

  • Demonstrable post registration experience
  • Experience of team work
  • Experience of working with a diverse client group
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding Children
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and its implications


Desirable

  • Understanding of working within a competency framework
  • Knowledge of research processes
  • Evidence of expertise in clinical skills
  • Experience of working with other Agencies


Skills and abilities

Essential

  • Able to work autonomously within a clinical team to deliver the county wide vaccination programme
  • IT skills and able to interpret data
  • Excellent communication and negotiating skills
  • Ability to use own initiative to problem solve
  • Be able to communicate where there may be barriers to understanding
  • Effective interpersonal skills


Desirable

  • Knowledge of current local and national policies informing immunisation and public health.


Personal qualities

Essential

  • Strong organisational, time-management skills
  • Ability to plan and deliver key objectives
  • Deal with emotional issues to enable to deliver patient care


Desirable

  • Willingness to undertake further Trust training


Other requirements

Essential

  • Hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)
  • Must be willing to travel for work
  • Willingness to uphold the Trust's values
  • Eligible to live and work in the UK


Desirable

  • Be able to use moving and handling equipment


Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

Address

CSAIS Team - Doddington Hospital

Benwick Road

Doddington

PE15 0UG



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812-24-GB-CSAIS-01

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