Seasonal Flu and Pandemic Vaccinator

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

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

Main duties of the job

The seasonal flu and pandemic immuniser 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 be responsible for administering the vaccine to citizens within a team of staff working in a pod structure as part of the mass vaccination delivery model.

In particular the post holder will be responsible for:

  • Configuration of their vaccination station
  • Administration of the vaccine
  • Disposal of clinical waste and change of PPE as per national guidelines
  • Adherence to infection control practices between individuals

You will need to be available to work various hours over 7 days, with times to be determined over a 12 hour period.

About us

You will be based at one of two sites in either the city of Nottingham or the Mansfield area.

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

In line with legislation from 6th November 2020, the following staff groups are also eligible to undertake immunisations following training and under supervision and are also encouraged to apply

  • Health Students ( Medical and Dental)
  • St Johns volunteers
  • Those with some first aid training and who fulfil the education and experience requirements eg airline staff, lifeguards etc
  • HCSW
  • Physician Associates
  • Phlebotomists

Date posted

27 October 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 4

Salary

£22,549 to £24,882 a year pro rota per anum

Contract

Bank

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

214-MVT21-10-27

Job locations

Across multiple sites

City of Nottingham or Mansfield Area

NG17 4JL


Job description

Job responsibilities

It is expected that you will be available to undertake the mandatory training package prior to commencing in these roles.

If you would like to be involved in this essential piece of work, please get in touch.

Job description

Job responsibilities

It is expected that you will be available to undertake the mandatory training package prior to commencing in these roles.

If you would like to be involved in this essential piece of work, please get in touch.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to NVQ 4 level in a relevant subject or equivalent level of qualification or significant equivalent previous proven experience.
  • Diploma or equivalent appropriate qualification, e.g. foundation degree; or NVQ3 level qualification plus short courses or relevant experience to diploma level
  • First Aid Training

Desirable

  • Experience in giving injections or immunisations previously

Knowledge and 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.

Skills Capabilities & Attributes

Essential

  • Good communication skills
  • Communicates complex condition related information to patients, requiring empathy and reassurance
  • Ability to work as part of a team and actively participate in team meetings
  • Able to maintain and record accurate documentation of interactions between clients, colleagues and other agencies in the appropriate legal records.
  • Able to demonstrate professional conduct, preserve client's rights including confidentiality and promote mutual respect amongst colleagues
  • Able to make decisions appropriate to role, level of knowledge and competence, using professional judgement; some of which will require analysis
  • Work according to protocols under clinical supervision
  • Able to work flexibly and respond to changing demands in workload
  • Able to prioritise own work and support the team daily
  • Delivers vaccination sessions and health promotion as needed
  • Standard keyboard skills and IT literacy

Values and Behaviours

Essential

  • 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
  • Consistently thinks about how their work can help and support clinicians and frontline staff deliver better outcomes for patients.
  • 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
  • Consistently looks to improve what they do, looks for successful tried and tested ways of working, and also seeks out innovation

Other

Essential

  • An ability to maintain confidentiality and trust and an awareness of information governance requirements and data protection
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to NVQ 4 level in a relevant subject or equivalent level of qualification or significant equivalent previous proven experience.
  • Diploma or equivalent appropriate qualification, e.g. foundation degree; or NVQ3 level qualification plus short courses or relevant experience to diploma level
  • First Aid Training

Desirable

  • Experience in giving injections or immunisations previously

Knowledge and 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.

Skills Capabilities & Attributes

Essential

  • Good communication skills
  • Communicates complex condition related information to patients, requiring empathy and reassurance
  • Ability to work as part of a team and actively participate in team meetings
  • Able to maintain and record accurate documentation of interactions between clients, colleagues and other agencies in the appropriate legal records.
  • Able to demonstrate professional conduct, preserve client's rights including confidentiality and promote mutual respect amongst colleagues
  • Able to make decisions appropriate to role, level of knowledge and competence, using professional judgement; some of which will require analysis
  • Work according to protocols under clinical supervision
  • Able to work flexibly and respond to changing demands in workload
  • Able to prioritise own work and support the team daily
  • Delivers vaccination sessions and health promotion as needed
  • Standard keyboard skills and IT literacy

Values and Behaviours

Essential

  • 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
  • Consistently thinks about how their work can help and support clinicians and frontline staff deliver better outcomes for patients.
  • 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
  • Consistently looks to improve what they do, looks for successful tried and tested ways of working, and also seeks out innovation

Other

Essential

  • An ability to maintain confidentiality and trust and an awareness of information governance requirements and data protection

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Across multiple sites

City of Nottingham or Mansfield Area

NG17 4JL


Employer's website

https://www.sfh-tr.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Across multiple sites

City of Nottingham or Mansfield Area

NG17 4JL


Employer's website

https://www.sfh-tr.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Mass Vaccination Team

sfh-tr.massvaccinationteam@nhs.net

Date posted

27 October 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 4

Salary

£22,549 to £24,882 a year pro rota per anum

Contract

Bank

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

214-MVT21-10-27

Job locations

Across multiple sites

City of Nottingham or Mansfield Area

NG17 4JL


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