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Senior Public Health Nurse (Immunisation Team) - Band 6

Employer
Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Gloucestershire
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Part Time

Job Details

*1 x Fixed Term contract/secondment opportunity for up to 8 months*

*Internal applicants who wish to be considered for a secondment opportunity should discuss with their line manager the suitability of a possible secondment*

An opportunity has arisen to appoint a Senior Immunisation Nurse for individuals experienced in delivering children's vaccination programmes who would like to develop their management and leadership skills.

This leadership role requires a motivated professional with excellent communication skills capable of providing clinical expertise and leadership to team members.

The role will require the appropriate knowledge and skills in school aged immunisation to support the team, provide training and assist in the planning and delivery of the vaccine programmes and BCG service.

You will support service change and development to ensure a robust service. You will be responsible for providing supervision, teaching and mentoring of staff, assessing risk and ensuring the safety of young people and employees.

The post holder will work closely with the Head of Service to analyse and review service delivery and ensure it remains effective and responsive whilst adhering to all statutory guidance.

We seek applicants who can work flexibly to meet the needs of the Service, including the requirement to be able to work the occasional evening and weekend.

Main duties of the job

The purpose of this post is to support the Head of School Aged Immunisations in managing to deliver the Commissioned BCG Programme and School Aged Immunisation Programmes seamlessly to children and young people in the 0-19 age range, and their families.

This will include assisting and supporting in all day-to-day management of a group of staff, including clinical professionals and support staff, partnership working and liaising with other organisations.

This will also include personnel and information management, as well as day to day co-ordination of the service to ensure continuity and the most effective use of resources to meet the needs of the countywide service.
  • The post holder will work in collaboration with the Head of School Aged Immunisations to ensure alignment of professional priorities with the organisational priorities and core business
  • Deliver operational management for the Immunisation Team assuming continuous responsibility for appropriate allocation of workload and effectively manage the team through supervision processes
  • Provide strong professional leadership
  • Ensure effective performance management of the Team
  • To act as an exemplary role model providing the highest standards of evidence based clinical practice, promoting and monitoring safe and effective practice


About us

We have in excess of 5000 staff working over 50 sites, providing a diverse range of services. We strive to support an organisational culture that is welcoming, builds and celebrates inclusivity and diversity and provides a sense of belonging and trust.

The annual NHS Staff Survey gives our people the opportunity to tell us about their experience working at the Trust. For the 2023 survey just over 2800 colleagues gave us their views (58.5%). It was great to see from the results that colleagues are saying that:
  • 89.7% believe they are making a positive difference to patients/service users
  • 73.3% would recommend the organisation as a place to work
  • 82.4% agree that care of patients and service users is the organisations priority
  • 76.7% would be happy with the standard of care for a friend or relative

Our results put us as 5th nationally as a Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS Employer of Choice and 1st equal amongst all NHS Provider Trusts in the South West. However, we know we have more to do and will continue to drive forward our commitment to making GHC a Great Place to Work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Lead and model clinical practice whilst supporting and encouraging colleagues to reach their potential.

To provide support for the delivery of other school based immunisation programmes.

To actively contribute to the development and co-ordination of health promotion programmes to school aged children to improve the uptake of the school based immunisation programme.

To assist in the planning, co-ordination and delivery of community BCG clinics.

Liaise and work collaboratively with the Gloucestershire NHS Foundation Trust respiratory team in relation to complex BCG queries.

Maintain contemporaneous, factual records with the child the focus of all assessments and actions in accordance with Public Health Nursing Service guidelines and organisations clinical record keeping policy.

Be proactive in identification of risk factors and signs and symptoms of child abuse and act according to organisation and Gloucestershire Safeguarding Childrens Board protocols at all times.

Liaise collaboratively with Gloucestershires schools, the Child in Care Team and Social Care to ensure children who are vulnerable and or with complex health needs receive the their vaccinations.

The development of training packages and the delivery to school aged children and the PHN Teams, e.g. HPV training programmes or cascade training.

Provide signposting to other services and agencies, referring onwards in a timely manner and liaising appropriately seeking first any necessary consent.

Take and act upon referrals from other agencies and services as appropriate and allocation work appropriately to the Immunisation Team.

To ensure that high standards of infection control are integral to all aspects of nursing practice.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Active Registration with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) on Part 1 or 2 of Register
  • ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing/FLAP in absence of degree
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development


Desirable

  • Post graduate qualification e.g. Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCHPHN) Health Visiting or School Nursing


Length and / or Nature of Experience

Essential

  • Post registration experience of working with children or young people or families or community working


Desirable

  • Evidence of Safeguarding children experience - or willingness to undertake appropriate training for role


Professiona/Managerial/Specialist Knowledge

Essential

  • Active Registration with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) on Part 1 or 2 of Register
  • Knowledge of NMC Professional Codes, Standards and PREP
  • Understanding of Government policy in current child health programmes and impact on local needs
  • Understanding of critical analysis of the research process and evidence based practice
  • To be able to demonstrate a high standard of clinical expertise


Personal Skills Abilities and Attributes

Essential

  • Confidence to manage own workload without direct supervision
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries between self and clients/students
  • Commitment to ongoing development and revalidation portfolio of self and others
  • Accurate clinical record keeping following National and Local guidelines
  • Provision of accurate data following set systems
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, delegation and supervision skills
  • Oral presentation and IT preparation skills
  • Ability to travel between base and work related venues
  • Requirement to transport equipment e.g. resuscitation equipment, vaccination, transportation of cool boxes, clinical supplies


Other Requirements

Essential

  • Demands the ability to manage the needs of staff within the Immunisation Team
  • Demands ongoing accountability for clients with child accountability for clients with child protection issues, domestic abused, family breakdown, substance misuse, disability and mental issues
  • Demands concentration on complex clients related activities and unpredictable client demands
  • Involves mostly a combination of sitting, standing and occasional manual handling of clients
  • Involves occasions where there may be exposure to body fluids, communicable diseases
  • Requires frequent driving to various community settings in all weather conditions and in isolated areas
  • On occasions involves working alone in clients' homes
  • Requires frequent carrying of heavy and bulky equipment e.g. vaccine porters


Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Brockworth Business Park

1380 Montpellier Court

Gloucestershire

GL3 4AH

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