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Main area
Mass vaccinations
Grade
Band 2
Contract
6 months (COVID vacancy - Fixed term until 30th January 2023)
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Job share
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week (Flexible: up to 37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
070-ACS047-0622
Employer
Powys Teaching Health Board
Employer type
NHS
Site
Newtown Mass Vaccination Centre
Town
Newtown
Salary
£19,358 - £19,918 per annum (pro-rata if part-time)
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Health Care Support Worker-Mass Vaccinations

Band 2

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work.  It is a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow and patients are truly at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction that others can only dream about, prepare for a very pleasant surprise as Powys is the place to be. We are looking for staff who have energy, enthusiasm, commitment and drive and who are patient-centred. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. As a rural health board we have around 133,000 people living across an area that is a quarter of the land mass of Wales. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold.   Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care, not to mention a wide range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference.  If working for Powys Teaching Health Board is something that is of interest, we may have an opportunity just for you!

Did you know – Powys Teaching Health Board accepts applications to retire and return from within the NHS in Wales. If you would like to know more, please contact the Powys Teaching Health Board Resourcing team on 01874 712580 or e-mail Powysresourcing@wales.nhs.uk

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


 

Job overview

THIS POST IS FIXED TERM/SECONDMENT UNTIL THE 30TH OF JANUARY 2023. 

IF YOU ARE A POWYS HEALTH BOARD EMPLOYEE THIS POST WILL ONLY BE OFFERED ON A SECONDMENT BASIS AND YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE GAINED YOUR LINE MANAGERS APPROVAL FOR THE SECONDMENT PRIOR TO GOING TO INTERVIEW.

Powys Teaching Health Board are seeking to appoint Mass Vaccination Health Care Support Workers to assist in the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccination programme, one of our most important campaigns in recent years. You will support the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccination programme alongside the wider Mass vaccination team, supported by our immunisation staff. 

We are looking for applications from motivated, enthusiastic individuals who possess good communication skills, are able to work confidently with patients and have a good understanding of working in a caring environment.

 

Main duties of the job

Your main role will be to look after citizens in the observations area, ensuring their safety and well-being post vaccination.  You will be working as a member of the team, supported at all times.  

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

 

Working for our organisation

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work; a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow, where patients are at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction, Powys is the place to be. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys.  Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold.   Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care and range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference.

Did you know – Powys Teaching Health Board accepts applications to retire and return from within the NHS in Wales. If you would like to know more, please contact the Powys Teaching Health Board Workforce team on 01874 712580 or powys.workforcegeneralenquiries@wales.nhs.uk

Step into Health connects employers in the NHS to people from the Armed Forces community.

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities are set out in the enclosed job description and person specification.

Please contact us if you would like more information about the role.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac.

 

Person specification

Aptitudes and Capabilities

Essential criteria
  • Able to take patient samples: • Urine • Faeces • Blood • MRSA swabs
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to speak Welsh

English

Essential criteria
  • NVQ level 2 health care or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • computer skills

Values

Essential criteria
  • To be able to work during antisocial hours
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of Health and Safety issues
  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

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.

Welsh language skills are not necessary

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Clare Roberts
Job title
Mass Vaccination Centre Clinical Manager
Email address
clare.roberts10@wales.nhs.uk
Telephone number
07974598914
Additional information

Jenny Spreafico,  Senior Nurse for Immunisations and Vaccinations

Tel: 07837652766