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Immunisation Practitioner

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
Are you a clinician looking for a new role? Would you like to work in a role where every day you make a difference? Do you have an interest in public health and addressing health inequalities?

If yes, we can combine this for you in a potential new role within the Community and School Aged Immunisation Service.

We are looking for a public health focused nurse, midwife or other healthcare professional to join our friendly and supportive team in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The team work across the county providing immunisations in schools and community settings working with with every age group.

If you have previous immunisation experience and have worked with a variety of ages we would love to receive your application!

Please contact Nancy Campen 07554776887 or email for an informal chat. We look forward to hearing from you!

Main duties of the job

The role will require the successful candidates to travel and so you must hold a full valid driving license and access to a car to use regularly for business purposes is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).

We are passionate about protecting children and young people's health through vaccination.

We can offer you:
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service) plus bank holidays (pro rata where applicable)
  • One of the UK's best pension schemes
  • Special Leave for family and personal reasons
  • NHS Car Lease Scheme
  • Eye Care Vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Discounts

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust is voted as one of the 'Top 100 Best Places to Work' (Health Service Journal). Our CQC rating is of 'Good.

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
  • 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

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.
  • Reporting to the Immunisation Team and Clinical Lead the Community Immunisation Clinician 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.
  • To be responsible for the delivery of an effective and efficient Immunisation Programme in partnership with other partners
  • To be responsible for collecting accurate data at each session
  • To work collaboratively with the Team Lead in the planning and delivery of immunisation programmes in across the county in order to achieve the KPIs across the programme.
  • 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.
  • To promote and monitor safe and effective practice
  • To provide and promote access to information and other services, to refer as appropriate. To liaise and work in partnership with statutory and non-statutory agencies, and other health services colleagues.
  • To work in partnership with colleagues and other professionals to promote healthy lifestyles through health promoting activities. To provide health promotion/ education in line with the Immunisation programme.
  • To work to support children, young people and families who are considered to be vulnerable or at risk. To adhere to current Local Safeguarding Board and London Child Protection Procedures.

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 defense against COVID-19.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Nurse/Midwife
  • Evidence of post registration continuing professional development
  • Current Registration with NMC and knowledge of NMC Code of Professional Conduct
  • Evidence of personal development
  • Evidence of a range of clinical competencies appropriate to the role


  • Mentorship or qualification teaching qualification or equivalent experience
  • Public Health England, Immunisation training course or equivalent (or prepared to undertake)
  • Knowledge of recent developments in NHS

Experience and Knowledge


  • Demonstrable post registration experience
  • Experience of team work
  • Experience of working with a diverse client group
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding Children
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and its implications


  • Understanding of working within a competency framework
  • Knowledge of research processes
  • Evidence of expertise in clinical skills
  • Experience of working with other Agencies

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
  • Excellent communication and negotiating skills
  • Ability to use own initiative to problem solve
  • Be able to communicate where there may be barriers to understanding
  • Effective interpersonal skills


  • Knowledge of current local and national policies informing immunisation and public health.

Personal qualities


  • Strong organisational, time-management skills
  • Ability to plan and deliver key objectives
  • Deal with emotional issues to enable to deliver patient care


  • Willingness to undertake further Trust training

Other requirements


  • Hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)
  • Must be willing to travel for work
  • Willingness to uphold the Trust's values
  • Eligible to live and work in the UK


  • Be able to use moving and handling equipment

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust


CSAIS Team - Doddington Hospital

Benwick Road


PE15 0UG

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