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Deputy Clinical Lead

Powys Teaching Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for the role of Deputy Clinical Lead, Immunisation & Vaccination Service.

We are looking for an experienced, pro-active and dynamic nurse to be part of our team, leading the clinical teams responsible for providing a high standard of vaccination services to the eligible population of Powys.

The successful applicant will work closely with the Senior Clinical Lead to develop and maintain high standards of care within the Vaccination Service, in line with the National Immunisation Framework.

The Deputy Clinical Lead will have responsibility for general and operational management of the vaccination teams Pan Powys, which includes both vaccination centres (Newtown and Bronllys) and outreach clinics.

The post holder will have extensive experience within immunisation & vaccination and be expected to provide exceptional clinical leadership to the vaccination team. They require excellent clinical knowledge of all aspects of immunisation and vaccination, with a solid understanding of clinical governance, strategic thinking and experience of leading and managing a clinical team.

The ability to travel to different vaccination sites across Powys Teaching Health Board is essential for this role.

If you feel you are a good match for this exciting position, please see the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to this vacancy - we look forward to hearing from you.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide professional as well as operational management and leadership for vaccination service clinical teams.
  • Ensure safe clinical practice and adherence to all standards, policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring smooth running of the centres and outreach sessions daily implementing problem solving of issues on site, managing time and coordinating the sessions
  • Being a point of contact for the clinical team leads teams and the wider team working within the centre.
  • Understanding and providing clear, robust clinical governance and guidance for the clinical team.
  • HR responsibilities such as managing staff under local policies (for example, recruitment)
  • Work closely with and deputise for the Senior Clinical Lead Nurse.
  • Represent the service and Health Board at local and national level.
  • Maintain close working relationships with internal and externalstakeholders to ensure processes are lean and all resources optimised for best use aiming for zero waste.
  • Auditing services, training, all aspects of staff management, including recruitment, retention and succession planning.

For further details, please see the job description and personal specification attached to this vacancy.

About us

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow, where patients are at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction, Powys is the place to be. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care and range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification

Qualifications and/or Knowledge


  • Registered Nurse
  • Professional knowledge acquired through Degree, supplemented by Post Graduate qualification/Diploma or possess skills, knowledge, training and experience to its equivalency via evidenced CPD
  • Leadership & Management Experience
  • Extensive knowledge of the Vaccination and Immunisation programmes
  • Competent vaccinator
  • Substantial experience of working within the speciality either as an Immunisation Co-ordinator or an Immunisation Nurse.



  • Knowledge of National Immunisation Framework
  • Knowledge of Green Book, PGD's and National Protocols
  • Knowledge of audit and research
  • Knowledge of Infection Prevention and Control Procedures
  • Substantial post registration experience
  • Experience of partnership working e.g with Public Health and Occupational Health
  • Experience of facilitation, teaching and educating others
  • Experience of supervising staff, retention, recruitment
  • Experience of implementing innovation and change in clinical practice
  • Ability to cope under pressure
  • Risk Management skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with staff, patients, relatives and other members of the Health Board Teams
  • Clinical Leadership skills
  • Robust understanding of Clinical Governance

Aptitude and Abilities


  • Possess a strong commitment to improving patients' experiences and care
  • Be confident and able to work independently and without supervision for long periods of time
  • Possess a positive attitude to joint working
  • Self-motivated, proactive and innovative
  • Be collaborative, personable and a good listener

Employer details

Employer name

Powys Teaching Health Board


To be confirmed upon recruitment - this post covers pan Powys



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