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Job summary

Main area
Vaccination
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 5
Contract
Fixed term: 4 months (until December 2022)
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
Job ref
116-3614291-B-A3
Employer
NHS Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board
Employer type
NHS
Site
Princess Royal Sports Arena
Town
Boston
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 pro rata per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
31/08/2022 23:59

Employer heading

NHS Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Registered Healthcare Professional Assessor - Vaccination Programme

NHS AfC: Band 5

NHS Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board has been established to support the wider health and social care needs of the population of Lincolnshire and will focus on to deliver its agreed vision of ‘Better Lives for the people of Lincolnshire’.

This includes:

  • Improving the health of children and young people.
  • Supporting people to stay well and independent.
  • Acting sooner to help those with preventable conditions.
  • Supporting those with long-term conditions or mental health issues.
  • Caring for those with multiple needs as populations age.
  • Getting the best from collective resources so people get care as quickly as possible.

Job overview

  • Are you looking for that special role you can put on your CV which becomes the highlight of your career?
  • Are you looking to add to your CV with a unique and interesting role?
  • Have you recently retired but missing contact with patients and working as part of a team?
  • Are you looking to step-down your duties and responsibilities as part of your imminent retirement?

NHS Lincolnshire ICB is a strategic component of the Integrated Care System (ICS) across Lincolnshire delivering the commitments set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.

Over the past two years we have acted as lead employer for the Pandemic and Vaccination Programme to support our providers in focusing on restoration and recovery. 

We have been very successful to date with our programme, being recognised as one of the top systems in the midlands region and winning awards, particularly for the work we have completed within our health inequalities population.

As we now look to deliver boosters to our population over the Autumn, we have revised our operational and workforce model accordingly and are seeking additional registered healthcare professionals (RHCP) to join our existing teams.

Our workforce has shared that it has been a real honour and privilege in being part of an historical public health programme and we now have a fabulous opportunity to give this gift to you as well.

This is a rolling advert to provide support to the Vaccination Programme.

Applications will be shortlisted as they are submitted.

Main duties of the job

Working as a RHCP, you will undertake multiple roles including clinical assessment, dilution and drawing up of the vaccine, offering clinical supervision of the immunisers as well as overseeing record keeping, disposal of clinical waste and ICP.

Working for our organisation

You will need to be able to work on either a full-time or part-time basis and be flexible to work your hours over a 7-day period between the hours of 07.30am and 20.30pm.  Our centres are based within the Lincoln and Boston areas, but we shall be looking to support the autumn plan further offering outreach services across the county.

Those who can work regular hours will be offered a fixed term contract up to and including 31 December 2022 in the first instance with the possibility of a further extension.

Individuals who cannot commit regular weekly hours may apply for a bank assignment but will be expected to undertake regular shifts when offered, to maintain appropriate knowledge of the programme and your skills and competencies.

Should you wish to discuss these roles further please do not hesitate to contact our Head of Clinical Services Karen Hewinson (Boston) on 07974 602900 or Julie Humphreys (Lincoln) on 07974 602906 .

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Responsibilities for direct/indirect patient care

  • Responsible for providing specialist advice and technical services in
    relation to the care of patients
  • Required to work independently, under supervision
  • Plan, advise and recommend treatment when necessary
  • Handle difficult conversations (sensitive, language barriers, hostile
    atmosphere) and convert complex technical information into easily to
    understand communication

Responsibilities for policy and service development implementation

  • Observe infection control procedures
  • Adheres to Professional Code of conduct, and maintains own
    professional development ensuring fit for practice
  •  Ensures that all NHS statutory & mandatory training is kept up to date.
  • Attends all mandatory training as needed. This includes BLS, Anaphylaxis and Immunisation training.
  • Follow local and national policy making comments on proposals for
    change
  • Respond to queries or escalate to the clinical supervisor
  • Support more junior staff in the provision of care including training in
    the use of protocols as needed.

Responsibilities for financial and physical resources

  • Responsible for the safe and effective use of equipment and other
    resources, ensuring equipment is maintained in good working order
  • Ensure vaccine, stationery and health promotion resources are
    available in immediate work area and monitored appropriately

Responsibilities for human resources (including training) 

  • Improve and maintain personal and professional development by
    participating in continuing professional development activities.
  • Attend statutory and mandatory training in compliance with PHT
    requirements
  • Have an awareness of Trust policies and procedures that affect the
    management of staff
  • Involved in the induction and supervision of new and existing staff.
    Responsibilities for information resources (including systems
    access)
  • Effectively use IT support systems to enhance direct and indirect care
    delivery
  • Use of an electronic patient record system
  • Submit accurate and timely activity data as required

Freedom to act

  • To make judgements and decisions within the confines of own
    professional code of conduct boundaries and within national and trust
    guidelines/policies for self and report to the Vaccination Supervisor and Vaccination Site Lead
  • Work independently with some supervision

For more information of the Job Description, please download the PDF attached.

Person specification

Qualifications

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
  • Registered Health Care Professional e.g. NMC for nurses, GPhC for pharmacists and equivalent for other healthcare professionals.
  • Current immunisation training / update or willingness to undertake

Knowledge and experience

Essential criteria
  • Previous experience in similar clinical role
  • Knowledge of immunisation schedules in accordance with national recommendations
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Practical skills and knowledge of cold chain procedures and medicines management
  • Working knowledge and literate with computer skills to use of word document, internet access and email correspondence and electronic record keeping.
Desirable criteria
  • Specialist knowledge in a relevant subject to post graduate level

Skills Capabilities & Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Clear communicator with excellent oral, writing, and presentation skills.
  • Effective skills in communicating complex and sensitive information and in difficult situations, requiring empathy, reassurance, persuasion and influence
  • Skills for nurturing key relationships and maintaining networks
  • Independent thinker with demonstrated good judgement, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Able to work on own initiative, organising and prioritising own workloads to changing and often tight deadlines
  • An ability to maintain confidentiality and trust
Desirable criteria
  • Problem solving skills and ability to respond to sudden unexpected demands

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Karen Hewinson
Job title
Head of Clinical Services
Email address
karen.hewinson@nhs.net
Telephone number
07974 602900
Additional information

You may also contact Julie Humphreys, Head of Clinical Services (Lincoln) on 07974 602906 or julie.humphreys4@nhs.net