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Main area
Immunisations
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Bank
Hours
Flexible working - Bank
Job ref
214-CEN20-04-30
Employer
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Nottinghamshire
Town
Either City of Nottingham or Mansfield Region
Salary
£15.66 per hour
Closing
01/09/2021 23:59

Employer heading

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Registered Health Care Professional - Immunisations

Band 5

In May 2020, King’s Mill Hospital, where 90% of our services are based, was rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission and is the only Outstanding hospital in the East Midlands. Newark Hospital and Mansfield Community Hospital are both rated Good and all 15 of our services are rated Good for Safety with five Outstanding services.

Safe, patient centred care is delivered by well supported people and in 2018 and 2019 colleagues at Sherwood rated us the best Acute Trust in the Midlands. In 2019, in the Freedom to Speak Up Index, we were the top rated Acute Trust in the East Midlands.

We provide outstanding healthcare from modern buildings and increasingly across the community to 500,000 people in Mansfield, Ashfield, Newark, Sherwood and parts of Derbyshire and Lincolnshire. We work with 5,000 colleagues in our three hospitals – King’s Mill, Newark and Mansfield Community and we have well established relationships with partners in health and social care through the Mid Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership.

We are growing an open, inclusive and diverse culture. We have an exciting future ahead of us and we would like you to be part of it.

Richard Mitchell, Chief Executive Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS FT - 2020

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Job overview

The Nottinghamshire ICS are looking to recruit a core team of vaccinators that will lead the way with administering vaccination’s to the general public of Nottinghamshire.

As a Registered Health Care Professional working in immunisations, the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering a safe and effective service for the mass delivery of vaccinations for both influenza and the COVID-19 vaccine(s). The post holder will undertake activities such as: clinical assessment, dilution and drawing up of the vaccine from multi-dose vials and post vaccine observations support.

You will be based at one of various sites in either the city of Nottingham, the Mansfield area or going out to Care Homes to vaccinate both Residents and Staff .

We would actively encourage applications from experienced vaccinators and those who can administer vaccines under PGD.

Main duties of the job

In particular, the post holder will be responsible for:

• The configuration of the vaccination pod and vaccination station.
• Conducting clinical assessments.
• The review of complex medical histories and potential adverse reactions.
• Preparation of the vaccine prior to administration by the immunisers.
• Ensuring the best possible clinical outcomes by using up-to-date skills and adhering to evidence-based policies and procedures.

 

Working for our organisation

As this is bank work, you will be able to pick and choose the number of days that you work.  Shifts will be available in 6 hour blocks between 8-8pm 7 days a week. Regardless of whether you are available to work 6 hours a week or 40 hours a week we would love to hear from you, any contribution is welcome. You will not be expected to leave your substantive role, in fact it’s an excellent opportunity to compliment it and expand your skill set.

 

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

In particular, the post holder will be responsible for:

• The configuration of the vaccination pod and vaccination station.
• Conducting clinical assessments.
• The review of complex medical histories and potential adverse reactions.
• Preparation of the vaccine prior to administration by the immunisers.
• Ensuring the best possible clinical outcomes by using up-to-date skills and adhering to evidence-based policies and procedures.

**Please note **

If you are currently employed within the Nottinghamshire NHS and/or healthcare sector, you will be covered under the recently developed MOU. This means that your application will be fast tracked via an expression of interest ( no formal application form or lengthy interview) and your existing recruitment checks from  your current employer will be used  (payments for a new DBS is NOT required).

Please email the Mass Vaccination Team ( sfh-tr.massvaccinationteam@nhs.net) if you meet the above criteria to express your interest.

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
  • Current immunisation training / update or willingness to undertake

Knowledge

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
  • Evidence of continuous personal and professional development and willingness to commit to ongoing CPD
Desirable criteria
  • Specialist knowledge in a relevant subject to post graduate level

Skills & 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

Values

Essential criteria
  • Commitment to and focused on quality, promotes high standards in all they do
  • Flexible approach to work and ability to cope with uncertainty and change
  • Values diversity and difference, operates with integrity and openness
  • Works well with others, is positive and helpful, listens, involves, respects and learns from the contribution of others
  • Actively develops themselves and supports others to do the same
  • Ability to work in a variety of settings
  • Understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity and good working relationships
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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
Mass Vaccination Team
Job title
Mass Vaccination Team
Email address
sfh-tr.massvaccinationteam@nhs.net