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Immunisation Practitioner

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) is a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation. Our Trust is one of a new generation of community health service Trusts in the NHS. We are responsible for delivering a wide range of community health services across Hertfordshire. Our services are well established and we have built up a proud reputation for quality and excellence thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff. Our vision is to become a leading light in the provision of innovative programmes of care which maintain and improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Hertfordshire and other areas served by the Trust. The Community and School Aged Immunisation Service (CSAIS) has been commissioned to support existing and deliver new vaccination services including maternity vaccinations on site at two BLMK hospitals and supporting the catch up of pre school and post schools aged people with missing vaccinations across a variety of venues in BLMK. This is a new and exciting opportunity across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes.

Main duties of the job

The Community Immunisation Practitioner is responsible for the delivery of the Immunisation Programmes as delegated by the Senior Immunisation nurse, Clinical lead or Team Lead.

1. 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.

2. To be responsible for the delivery of an effective and efficient Childhood Immunisation Programme in partnership with Children Universal Services, Schools and commissioners.

3. To be responsible for collecting accurate data at each session.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. To promote and monitor safe and effective practice.

7. To enhance the client experience.

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 and ages

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

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.

We are committed to supporting flexible working options for staff, wherever possible, and welcome discussions on flexible working patterns to support our staff to maintain a healthy work life balance.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of post registration continuing professional development
  • Public Health England, Immunisation training course or equivalent (or prepared to undertake)
  • Current Registration with NMC and knowledge of NMC Code of Professional Conduct

Experience and Knowledge


  • Demonstrable post registration experience
  • Experience of team work
  • Experience of working with other Agencies
  • Experience of working with a diverse client group
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and its implications
  • Evidence of expertise in clinical skills

Skills and Abilities


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

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust


Across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire

Across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire


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