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Main area
Registered Health Care Professionals
Grade
Band 5
Contract
8 months (Fixed Term until 31st March 2023)
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Full and Part Time contracts available)
Job ref
435-MV-019-22
Employer
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Mass Vaccination Sites - East Lancs
Town
Blackburn
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 Per annum Pro Rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
05/07/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Covid-19 Vaccination Prog – Registered Health Care Professional

Band 5

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Job overview

Your NHS needs you!

The Lancashire & South Cumbria vaccination programme is now recruiting staff for the forthcoming Autumn booster programme. If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. Join a team that has so far delivered over 3.3 million vaccines to its residents across the patch!

The Autumn booster programme requires more dedicated staff to join one of the most successful projects in NHS history. The delivery of the COVID-19 vaccines to millions of people across the country continues throughout the summer; with a significant booster programme planned to commence in September. Be part of a dedicated workforce that is helping keep the country safe and protecting thousands of people from serious illness.

Roles are initially offered on a short-term basis due to funding, however there is a good chance of extension of contracts for those who wish to remain on the programme for a longer period. Apply today; the programme offers flexible contracting and working arrangements to suit the needs of their workforce. 

Main duties of the job

We're looking for staff to join our vaccnations team now. You will be working at our mass vaccination sites as well as supporting outreach vaccination work within the community.

The outreach offers includes pop-up vaccination clinics, visits to Care Homes and housebound patients as well as other modes of delivery that are under development. This is an opportunity to work in collaboration with partners across the NHS and local authorities providing the largest vaccination service in living memory. 

Working for our organisation

Established in 2003 East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) is a large integrated health care organisation providing high quality acute secondary healthcare for the people of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen. 

Our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 700,000 patients a year from the most serious of emergencies to planned operations and procedures. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work and achievements.

 

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust is the Lead Employer for COVID Mass Vaccination across Lancashire and South Cumbria. 

 

If you are interested in this, or other roles across the Lancashire and South Cumbria region, please visit https://elht.nhs.uk/joinvaccineteam for alternatives

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We know our health care family have always gone above and beyond the call of duty, and we've seen that more than ever during the COVID crisis. 

As a COVID-19 RHCP you will be responsible for:   

  • Conducting pre-vaccination clinical assessments.
  • Reviewing patient medical histories and any potential adverse reactions.
  • Preparing the vaccine prior to administration by using aseptic technique.
  • Dilution and drawing up of the vaccine from multi-dose vials.
  • Setting up the vaccination station.
  • Ensuring the best possible clinical outcomes by using up-to-date skills and adhering to policies and procedures.

Person specification

Matching Criteria

Essential criteria
  • Educated to degree level (level 5) in relevant subject or equivalent level of experience of working at a similar level in specialist area
  • Previous experience in similar clinical role
  • Clear communicator with excellent oral, writing, and presentation skills.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Rachel Thorpe
Job title
Matron for Mass Vaccinations
Email address
racheal.thorpe@elht.nhs.uk