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Clinical Lead for Immunisations and CHIS

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to lead our Immunisation and Child Health Service Teams.

The team are responsible for the delivery of the Department of Health (DH) School Aged VaccinationProgramme across Calderdale.

You will provide leadership and effective management ensuring the smooth running, of the service, and liaison with commissioning bodies.

Main duties of the job

To provide high quality service management

To lead colleagues to ensure all areas of quality, governance, development, training, performance, emergency planning, medicines safety and capacity and demand are considered.To promote high standards of care and show improvement to patientexperience, quality and safety.To establish improvement programmes which contribute to improving quality and efficiency of the service through innovative approaches.To engage with commissioners.To carryout vaccinations and immunisations to defined client group as required.Budget monitoring and management

About us

We employ more than 6,500 staffwho deliver compassionate care from our two main hospitals,Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary as well as in community sites, healthcentres and in patients' homes. We also are incredibly proud to have almost 150 volunteers here at CHFT.

We provide a range of services including urgent and emergency care medical surgical maternity gynaecology critical care children's and young people's services end of life care and outpatient and diagnostic imaging services.

We provide community health services, including sexual health services in Calderdale from Calderdale Royal and local health centres. These include Todmorden Health Centre and Broad Street Plaza.

We continue to modernise and invest in our health services to build on our strong reputation.Foundation trusts are public leaders in improving quality in health services. They are part of the NHS- yet decisions about what they do and how they do it are driven by independent boards. Boardslisten to their Council of Governors and respond to the needs of their members - patients, staff andthe local community.

Foundation trusts provide what the health service wants, yet are also free to invest quickly in thechanges to the local community needs, in striving to be the best, and in putting their patients first.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Lead on the Delivery of the immunisation and child health servicespecifications with support from Child Health Team Lead.

Manage, plan and organise the complex immunisation schedule, adaptingand adjusting as required in accordance with service changes.

Ensure maximum uptake of immunisation. Monitor and lead on servicetargets progress against the appropriate targets, identifying areas wheretargets are failing and develop an action plan to address this.

Adhere to the CHFTs policies and procedures with regard to Health & Safety, Confidentiality, Record Keeping, Information Sharing and other policies relevant to the role.

To have detailed knowledge of the NHS Immunisation programme and NHSChild Health services department and information system ensuring that the teams are appropriately trained and complaint with all training.

To work collaboratively with health, and education, providers and otheragencies to ensure seamless delivery of services.

To directly line manage the day to day work of the practitioners within theChildrens Immunisation and Child health teams. Problem solve as matters arise, escalating issues as necessary, these could include, capability and conduct issues as well as team conflict, sickness and absence.

Please also see job description for further details

Person Specification



  • Active registration with NMC on part 1 or 2 of the register


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent knowledge and experience.
  • Registered mentor



  • Significant experience in the delivery of immunisation and vaccination programmes
  • Significant post registration experience working with children and young people and their families in the community.
  • Experience of supervising registered and non-registered staff
  • Experience of leading a team
  • Knowledge of the current Childhood National Immunisation Programme
  • IT awareness including use of electronic patient record systems and electronic consent platforms.
  • Knowledge of child protection and safeguarding procedures
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and patient group directions
  • Knowledge of consent legislation
  • Knowledge of interagency working
  • Evidence of continuing professional development



  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to liaise at all levels
  • Experience of leading, managing, and motivating others
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as an autonomous practitioner.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Able to prioritize and manage rapidly changing priorities.
  • Evidence of delivering presentations/training to groups and individuals. presentation skills
  • Delegation and supervision skills

Employer details

Employer name

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust


Brighouse Health Centre

Lawson Road



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