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Job summary

Main area
Vaccination team
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 5
Contract
Fixed term: 7 months (to end of March 2023)
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Term time hours
Worked Monday to Friday days term time only
Job ref
382-FICC373-22
Employer
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
St Annes Health Centre
Town
St Annes
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
05/07/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Staff Nurse School Based Vaccination Team

NHS AfC: Band 5

We welcome and encourage application from anyone with protected characteristics, as well as supporting reservists and Veterans who are looking for a rewarding and challenging career within the NHS and especially here at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Due to Blackpool’s convenient location, Edinburgh in the north and London in the south can be reached within three hours by train.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance.  Working patterns such as: part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored.  We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

 


Job overview

We are looking to recruit to our school age vaccination team to support  delivery of the national school programme.
We are seeking to recruit a registered nurse to be part of our innovative and dynamic Immunisation Team, dedicated to protecting the health of our populations across Blackpool, Wyre, Fylde and Lancaster localities through improving immunisation uptakes and delivering the school based immunisation programme, which includes the childhood flu programme.

Main duties of the job

The role will involve promoting and delivering the vaccination programme across schools, nurseries and in the community.

Applicants should have, and be able to demonstrate, good communication and organisational skills along with good IT skills and the ability to work well within a team and independently.

Please note that these roles involve working at base and in schoosl and community sessions across the Trust footprint supporting the immunisation team, therefore flexibility and an ability to travel are essential requirements of this post. The Trust footprint covers Morecambe Bay and the Fylde Coast. 

The hours are full time or part time worked Monday to Friday, dependant on the needs of the service,  on a fixed term basis- term time only.

Working for our organisation

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To work as part of the Vaccination & Immunisation Team, taking a key role in the promotion, provision and delivery of the School Age Immunisation Programme.

To offer immunisations to the eligible cohorts of school age children, as directed by NHS England and Public Health England.

 Working as part of Universal Children’s Services, immunisation activities will be delivered in 
all schools, and community clinics as necessary.

For more information please see the attached job description and person specification

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • • Registered Nurse
  • • Current, valid NMC Registration
Desirable criteria
  • • Professional Development

EXPERIENCE

Essential criteria
  • • Post registration experience of working in the community
  • • Understanding the health needs of children
Desirable criteria
  • • Experience of working with children
  • • Experience of working across professional boundaries
  • • Experience of multi-agency working

SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES

Essential criteria
  • • Ability to immunise
  • • Standard IT skills and ability to communicate through IT using packages such as Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • • Organisational skills
  • • Time management and prioritisation skills
  • • Ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people
  • • Can demonstrate an ability to contribute towards a safe environment
  • • Is up-to-date with health agenda both locally and nationally
  • • Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work
  • • Recognises the limits of own authority within the role
  • • Understands the principle of confidentiality
  • • Demonstrates empathy for the concerns of others
  • • Listens to and understands directly and indirectly expressed feelings
  • • Has a realistic knowledge of personal strengths and areas for development
  • • Can demonstrate flexibility of approach
  • • Shows a realistic appreciation of the challenges of working with children and young people
  • • Ability to travel across the Trust footprint, sometimes at short notice
  • • Full driving license
  • • Flexibility to support the delivery of the immunisation programme
Desirable criteria
  • • Report writing skills
  • • Working knowledge of EMIS

Employer certification / accreditation badges

No smoking policyDisability confident employerDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - SilverVeteran Aware

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
Cathy Salisbury
Job title
Children's Community Service Manager
Email address
cathy.salisbury@nhs.net
Telephone number
07825 025549
Additional information

Maia Pelgrom or Beverley Watson 

Tel 01253 951984