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Immunisation Nurse - Milton Keynes - Maternity Cover

Employer
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Ampthill
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Hours
Part Time
PREVOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY

EPUT 'Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust' is looking for an immunisation nurse to join our Milton Keynes immunisation team for a 1 year fixed term post to cover maternity leave.

The service is primarily delivered through a school-based model, offering all school aged vaccinations. We continually strive to ensure every young person has the opportunity to receive their vaccinations and this is supported through the running of community based clinics and through call and recall.

We also offer vaccinations for the selective BCG & Hep B programmes through community based clinics.

We pride ourselves on delivering high quality flexible services and are looking for like-minded people to join our teams.EPUT offer a fantastic relocation package of up to �8,000. Covering a number of expenditures for new recruits relocating from 30 miles or more from their new work base at EPUT.

Main duties of the job

To deliver vaccinations in line with the UK National Childhood Immunisation schedule in a variety of settings across the BLMK locality.

You will be required to travel to schools and clinics across the locality when on duty.

You will be an RN/RMN/RSCN with an interest in children and a good working knowledge of the child health immunisation service. The post holder must like children and have a compassionate manner when dealing with large groups of children and be able to work in a busy school setting and clinic environment.

You will be required to support in the planning and delivery of health promotion and engaging with the local community and schools to help improve uptake of vaccinations in the area.

The trust is committed to your professional development and offers flexible learning opportunities, performance management, clinical supervision and mentorship.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be responsible for the delivery of school-aged immunisations across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes this will be in schools, clinics and homes as required. You will be working under patient group directions to administer vaccinations. Our service is very innovative and we currently utilise an electronic consent platform daily - IT skills are essential.

A current UK driving licence with access to a vehicle for work is essential for this post.

Person specification

Qualification

Essential Criteria

Registered Nurse (First Level Registration)

Educated to Degree Level or equivalent qualifications

Current full UK Driving licence and the ability to travel independently as required for the post

KnowledgeEssential criteria

Working knowledge of the Childrens Act and Working together to Safeguard ChildrenVacancy footer EPUT AFC Recruitment Standard added by the Recruitment Team

Person Specification

Education

Essential

  • Registered Nurse
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Current full UK driving licence and the ability to travel independently as required for the post


Knowledge

Essential

  • Working knowledge of the Children's Act and Working together to safeguard children


Desirable

  • Experience working within an immunisation service or mass vaccination centre
  • Knowledge of Childhood Immunisation Schedules
  • Experience of using SystmOne


Skills

Essential

  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Experience of working with Children and Families


Desirable

  • Experience of working within a community setting


Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Address

BLMK Immunisation team - Unit 14 Doolittle Mill

Froghall Road

Ampthill

MK45 2ND

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364-A-7327-C

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