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Immunisation Nurse

Employer
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Ashford
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Are you looking for a rewarding career path where you can make a difference? If so, KCHFT's Public Healthand Prevention Directorate would like to hear from you!As an Immunisation Nurse you'll support the delivery of KCHFT's immunisation programmes to children andadults across Kent and Medway as well as the trusts internal colleague vaccination programmes.You'll be part of an enthusiastic and passionate team dedicated to keeping the population safe and well, nowand in later life, by protecting them against common infections and disease. You'll provide clinical judgementand leadership to support your team to safely deliver routine immunisations in schools, homes, clinics andoutreach settings, making sure that our communities are protected. Building good relationships with the localschools within Kent and Medway is a key part of this role.

We have part time opportunities available across Kent and Medway on a term time basis between the hours on9am to 3pm Monday to Friday. For more information please contact : Gerry Holland on gerryholland@nhs.net or 07391860986

Main duties of the job

What will the role involve?o Acting as the lead nurse for vaccination sessionso Administering vaccinations in schools, homes and clinic settingso Supporting unqualified team members, including supervision and mentoring of students and bank nurseso Providing up to date information about current vaccinations to parents and external agencieso Outreach and networking with internal and external agenciesUndertake consent and triageo Keeping up to date with changes in the green book, PGDs and national guidelines.o Having a clear understanding of your responsibilities in Safeguarding Children and YPo Understanding of children and YP with special and complex needs, including needle phobiao Using clinical databases (such as digital consent systems) to target and improve uptake and KPIso Attending and contributing to all meetings in order to promote and develop the serviceo Knowledgeable and competent in maintaining the cold chaino Responding to local and national outbreaksPrevious vaccination experience is welcome but not essential just a willingness to learn and respond well tofeedback. We provide full induction training, regular coaching and the support and encouragement needed toget you off to the best start. This role does require you to be able to travel to and from community settingswithin Kent and Medway.Interviews will be held on : w/c 6 th May 2024

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirations

Job description

Job responsibilities

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated outstanding by the CQC. Weve got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

Were committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, were reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. Well support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirations

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Health care professional - Nurse


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of community/ acute healthcare


Desirable

  • Immunisation experience


Knowledge

Essential

  • Aware of professional issues and recent developments in the NHS


Skills and abilities

Essential

  • Communication and Interpersonal skills


Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Across Kent and Medway

Ashford

TN25 4AZ

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