PCN Care Co-ordinator (Immunisations)

Herts Health LTD

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Job overview

Your NHS is gearing up to deliver the Covid-19 vaccine.This will be the biggest immunisation programme of our time.Can you help us?

This post will require you to undertake flu, immunisation and COVID vaccination training and could include clinical assessment, vaccine prep, administering the vaccine, entering information into the clinical record system and post-vaccine observations support in a safe and effective manner.

You will be fully briefed and given training on administering and supporting the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

We are looking for candidates who can start from 4th January 2021 and can work on a shift pattern committing at least 15 hrs per week. Interviews will be virtual.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for various tasks that support administering the vaccine to citizens within a team of staff working as part of the vaccination delivery model.

These include:

  • Contacting patients to inform them of their eligibility for booking
  • Assessing welfare of patients in the context of the pandemic, their longstanding conditions and personal circumstances
  • Sign-posting to relevant services as appropriate
  • Booking patients into vaccination clinics
  • Configuration of vaccination station
  • Supporting consent process & pre-vaccination questions
  • Administration of the vaccine using the National Protocol.
  • Disposal of clinical waste and change of PPE as per national guidelines
  • Adherence to infection control practices
  • Post vaccination follow-up with patients
  • Holistic assessment of patients

We are looking for candidates who are good communicators, able to empathise and dedicated to understanding patient needs.

About us

The PCN Immunisations Care co-ordinator will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering a safe and effective service for the community delivery of immunisations.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to support your local healthcare system.

You will be assigned to support a group of practices in delivering this important programme of work.

You will work as part of a large and friendly team.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsibilities for Patient Care

  • Identification of 'at-risk' patients using practice systems in line with guidance
  • Contacting patients to assess suitability for immunisations and wider care needs
  • Arranging access to services as appropriate, including immunisations clinics
Immunisation Clinics

  • Administration of the vaccine to already consented and assessed individuals
  • Assessing the patients readiness for vaccination
  • Addressing any concerns and ensure consent and clinical assessment has already taken place
  • Ensure correct syringes and needles used
  • Ensure that vaccine batch numbers are recorded under the correct patient
  • Data entry using mandated systems
  • Disposal of syringes and sharps as per the clinical waste policy
  • Take on accountability for administration of the vaccine under the national protocol, once drawn up and clinical assessment carried out.

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 monitored appropriately

Adherence to policies and procedures

  • Follows the centre and national policies including Patient Group Directions (PGD) and national protocols and standard operating procedures (SOPs). These include SOPs on the safe storage, administration and disposal of the vaccine
  • Assists in the monitoring and maintenance of health, safety and security of self and others in the work area
  • Assists in the identification and assessment of risks in work activities
  • Works with team to maintain high standards of infection control in the clinical area and a well-maintained department environment
  • Actively promotes diversity and sustains relationships that promote dignity, rights and responsibilities. Identifies and take action to address discrimination and oppression
  • Ensures that the practice complies with Data Protection/confidentiality/Caldicott principles
  • Maintains compliance with staff mandatory training requirements

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to NVQ 3 level in a relevant subject or equivalent level of qualification and short courses or significant equivalent previous proven experience.

Desirable

  • First aid training
  • Experience in giving injections or immunisations previously
  • Experience in physical assessment of patients, including height, weight, blood pressure

Experience

Essential

  • Commitment and willingness to undertake learning and development courses as required to ensure competency for role, this will include vaccine training, administration training, basic life support and NHS statutory and mandatory training.
  • Understanding of Confidentiality and Data Protection Act

Desirable

  • Experience of working within healthcare settings

Additional

Essential

  • Able to maintain and record accurate documentation of interactions between clients, colleagues and other agencies in the appropriate legal records
  • Works according to protocols under clinical supervision.
  • Able to work flexibly and respond to changing demands in workload
  • Delivers vaccination sessions and health promotion as needed
  • Commitment to and focused on quality, promotes high standards in all they do
  • Able to make a connection between their work and the benefit to patients and the public

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

Herts Health LTD

Address

Schopwick Surgery

Romeland

Elstree

Borehamwood

Hertfordshire

WD6 3BJ


Employer's website

http://www.hertshealth.org/

For help with your application, contact:

Herts Health

herts.health@nhs.net

Date posted

21 December 2020

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£10 to £12 an hour

Contract

Bank

Duration

3 months

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

B0195-20-8324

Job locations

Schopwick Surgery

Romeland

Elstree

Borehamwood

Hertfordshire

WD6 3BJ


4 Fairway Avenue

Borehamwood

Hertfordshire

WD6 1PR


The Walk

Potters Bar

Hertfordshire

EN6 1QH


High Street

Potters Bar

Hertfordshire

EN6 5DA


High Street

Potters Bar

Hertfordshire

EN6 5DA


2 Allum Lane

Elstree

Borehamwood

Hertfordshire

WD6 3PJ


Romeland

Elstree

Borehamwood

Hertfordshire

WD6 3BJ


Borehamwood Shopping Park

Borehamwood

Hertfordshire

WD6 4PR


California Lane

Bushey Heath

Bushey

WD23 1EZ


124 Watling Street

Radlett

Hertfordshire

WD7 7JQ


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