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Registered General Nurse

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Immunisation team in administering the RSV vaccination to pregnant women in the Essex maternity units for a 7 month period.

Opportunities will be available at the following locations and your preference will be discussed at interview.
  • Basildon hospital
  • Broomfield hospital
  • Southend hospital
  • St Michael's Birthing unit Braintree
  • Colchester hospital
  • Clacton hospital

We are currently awaiting guidance from JCVI to guide our preparations for the programme expected to start in September. There is the potential that guidance may not be received by the start date which may mean you will support other aspects of the immunisation service, as part of their flu delivery programme.

Main duties of the job

To offer and administer vaccinations to pregnant women in a variety of clinical settings. In addition to this you may need to support the wider immunisation service in times of need and whilst we await for further JCVI guidance.

Current guidance is for a 7 month fixed term contract, however there is potential for this to be extended.

Please see attached job description.

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

The post holder will work as an immunisation nurse within the Community and School aged Immunisation Service, supporting delivery of the immunisation programme.

They will be responsible for delivering safe and effective immunisations in hospitals, homes, schools, clinics and other community and clinic settings.

They may work with the Team Lead to improve vaccination uptake rates, providing health promotion to reduce inequalities and meet the needs of the community. They will support responses to outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases in the community as required.

Please see job description for detailed information.

Person Specification

Registered general nurse


  • experience in vaccinating


  • Full uk drivers licence



  • experience of effective communications with service users and families, colleagues and other professionals.


  • good communication skills

working in a clinical setting


  • 1 year experience


  • working in maternity units

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


The Lodge

Lodge approach



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