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The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Vaccination Hubs
Northeast and North Cumbria Region
£24,907 - £30,615
Salary period
22/01/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Registered Healthcare Professional Immunisations

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for registered healthcare professionals to support the delivery of a vaccine for Covid-19 across the North East and North Cumbria as part of the Staff Bank.  We are particularly looking for registered healthcare professionals to provide support at Durham, Darlington, Middlesbrough and the Nightengale site in Washington.  This programme of work will be the biggest immunisation programme of our time and will be both challenging and rewarding. You will be responsible for multiple duties such as clinical assessment, possible dilution and drawing up of the vaccine from multi-dose vials and additional clinical support.


We are looking for organised individuals who can manage their own workload and you will need to be a good communicator with the ability to promote excellent team and interdisciplinary relationships. You will be a Registered Health Care Professional who is able to work on your own initiative, meet tight deadlines and will need to hold good analytical skills. In addition, you will need to be able to undertake sound decision making when faced with changing clinical situations. Appropriate training and supervision will be provided to ensure you flourish in your role.

Essential Requirements

  • 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
  • Previous experience in similar clinical role
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • An ability to maintain confidentiality and trust
  • Commitment to and focused on quality, promotes high standards in all they do
  • Flexible approach to work and ability to cope with uncertainty and change
  • Values diversity and difference, operates with integrity and openness

There are posts available across the North East and North Cumbria region. For further details please email:

In line with new legislation, all NHS staff and volunteers directly involved in patient facing roles will need to be fully vaccinated with both their first and second Covid vaccines by 1st April 2022.  Newcastle Hospitals provides CQC regulated activity and is required to ensure that staff and volunteers comply with these regulations when they come into force.  Therefore, staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust working in roles ‘in scope’ of this legislation will be required to evidence their vaccination status as part of the routine NHS Pre Employment checks process.

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Applicant requirements

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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Lindsey Gray
Job title
Staff Bank Manager
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0191 2826068
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