Band 5 Vaccinator
As a Registered Health Care Professional working in vaccinations, the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering a safe and effective service for the mass delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations and other maternity vaccinations including Flu and Pertussis. The post holder will undertake activities such as clinical assessment, dilution and drawing up of the vaccine from multi-dose vials.
Main duties of the job
As a Registered Health Care Professional working in vaccinations, the post holder will work as part of
a dynamic team in delivering a safe and effective service for the mass delivery of COVID-19
vaccinations and other maternity vaccinations. The post holder will undertake activities such as
clinical assessment, dilution and drawing up of the vaccine from multi-dose vials.
Please see detailed job description and person specification.
Working for our organisation
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services and we are incredibly proud of the diversity of both our staff and the communities we serve. We are building a workforce that can help us to fulfil our values, improve quality of care for patients, and solve the health care problems of tomorrow. We’re passionate about the value that diversity of thinking and lived experience brings in enabling us to become a learning organisation and leader in delivering compassionate care for our patients.
We are delighted that we have been rated as “Good” by CQC. We have achieved numerous awards; The Nursing Times Best Diversity and Inclusion Practice and Best UK Employer of the Year for Nursing Staff in 2020.
The Trust is a supportive working environment committed to creating flexible working arrangements that suit your needs and as such will consider all requests from applicants who wish to work flexibly.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Responsible for providing specialist advice and technical services in relation to the care of patients
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
Observe infection control procedures
Ensures that all NHS statutory & mandatory training as needed. This includes BLS, Anaphylaxis and Immunisation training.
Follow local and national policy.
Respond to queries or escalate to the clinical supervisor.
Support more junior staff in the provision of care including training in the use of protocols as needed.
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 available in immediate work area and monitored appropriately.
Improve and maintain personal and professional development by participating in continuing professional development activities including statutory and mandatory training in compliance with the programme requirements.
Have an awareness of Trust/ Lead Provider policies and procedures that affect the management of staff.
Involved in the induction and supervision of new and existing staff.
Effectively use IT support systems to enhance direct and indirect care delivery.
Use of an electronic patient record system.
Submit accurate and timely activity data as required.
Manual handling of equipment (e.g. records, vaccination equipment)
Frequent requirement for intense concentration (drawing-up, patient assessment and observation)
Work pattern altering to meet service need and prioritising work issues accordingly with changes faced
Occasional need to cope with difficult emotional situations.
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. Including PPE provision.
Conduct pre-vaccination clinical assessments to confirm if the citizen meets the criteria for safe vaccination, including previous vaccinations undertaken, current health condition, assessment of any clinical conditions (medical history) and allergies.
Complete the clinical triage questionnaire based on the above, digitally or on paper.
Ensure knowledge of conditions that affect suitability for vaccination and previous vaccination history. Address any potential adverse reaction risks and provide the citizen with information and advice on any adverse reactions and contra indications.
Address any concerns that may arise regarding the vaccine and contra-indications with patients/citizens.
Ensure the citizen’s understanding of the vaccination implications and get consent agreement on vaccination.
Record the medical check list and consent in the records system.
Ensure vaccine preparation (drawing-up, ensuring correct storage and providing pre-prepared syringes to the vaccination station) as per the standard operating procedure (SOP).
Ensure the reconstruction of the vaccine as per manufacturer’s instructions.
Perform a visual check of the vaccine type, serial number and thawing/expiry date.
Manage and prioritise own workload
Work as an effective team member, demonstrate good personal communication skills and actively promote excellent team and interdisciplinary relationships
Demonstrate appropriate assertiveness and ability to challenge others when the rights of patients may be affected.
Demonstrate concise, accurate, timely record keeping and ensure that all work carried out is recorded accurately
Provide skilled, evidence-based care which adheres to agreed policies and procedures
Use clinical judgement and risk assessments to keep the patients as safe as possible.
Follow the centre and national policies including Patient Group Directions (PGD’s) and national protocols or standard operating procedures (SOPs) are followed. These include SOPs on the safe storage, administration and disposal of the vaccine, needle stick injury and Hep B Management. Assist in the monitoring and maintenance of the health, safety and security of self and others in work area. Assist in the identification and assessment risks in work activities.
Practise in accordance with the professional, ethical and legal codes of the site and its protocols and guidelines.
Work with team to maintain high standards of infection control in the clinical area and a well-maintained department environment.
Reflect on everyday practice to identify areas where improvements in safety or quality can be made.
Maintain compliance with staff mandatory training requirements.
- Professional qualification
- Previous vaccination experience
- 1 years experience
- Previous experience in a clinical setting
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.
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Further details / informal visits contact
- Charlotte Leo
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