COVID Bank / Band 5 Registered Professional Vaccinator

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

The closing date is 31 January 2023

Job summary

As part of the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination project, we are still looking for additional bank staff. Apply now to help support an ever growing team.

Please only apply if you are a registered healthcare professional.

Main duties of the job

As a COVID-19 RHCP you will be responsible for:

  • Conducting pre-vaccination clinical assessments.
  • Reviewing patient medical histories and any potential adverse reactions.
  • Preparing the vaccine prior to administration by using aseptic technique.
  • Dilution and drawing up of the vaccine from multi-dose vials.
  • Setting up the vaccination station.
  • Ensuring the best possible clinical outcomes by using up-to-date skills and adhering to policies and procedures.
  • Working with other team members to ensure that the vaccination programme runs smoothly and efficiently.

About us

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants at risk within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This role forms an integral part of vaccination delivery within our Region. These roles are operated by the Covid 19 Vaccination Workforce Bureau which is supporting the Primary Care Networks who are responsible for delivering the vaccination programme. The Covid 19 Vaccination Workforce Bureau is hosted by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

You will...

  • Be responsible for providing specialist advice and technical services in relation to the care of patients
  • Be 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
  • Undertake multiple roles such as: clinical assessment, dilution and drawing up of the vaccine from multi-dose vials and additional clinical support. 
  • Enable the delivery of vaccinations to all eligible citizens by assisting with the overall coordination of the site activity and day to day delivery of the vaccination programme. 
  • Ensure clinic rooms and equipment are available at the start of each session.
  • Please see full attached Job Description/person specification in supporting documents.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • 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.

Experience

Essential

  • Specialist knowledge in a relevant subject to post graduate level.
  • 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.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Address

Leicestershire Partnership Nhs Trust

Bridge Park Road

Thurmaston

Leicester

LE4 8PQ


Employer's website

https://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/jobs/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

WFB Recruitment Team

lpt.wfbrecruitment@nhs.net

Date posted

15 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£25,655 to £31,534 a year

Contract

Bank

Duration

1 days

Working pattern

Flexible working

Reference number

C9313-22-8169

Job locations

Leicestershire Partnership Nhs Trust

Bridge Park Road

Thurmaston

Leicester

LE4 8PQ


Supporting documents

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Telephone:

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+44 300 330 1013

Opening times:

Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm

Saturday: 9am to 3pm

Closed Bank Holidays including Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.