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Immunisation Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Immunisation
Grade
Band 5
Contract
9 months (fixed term)
Hours
  • Part time
  • Term time hours
  • Annualised hours
37.5 hours per week (1 wte)
Job ref
199-4444510-RB-SS-B
Site
Lennard road
Town
Croydon
Salary
£31,163 - £37,875 pro rata inc of HCAS
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.

 

Job overview

The post holder will be expected to work as an integral part of the Immunisation Team under the direction of the Immunisation Team Lead.

  • The post holder will be competent to assist with the delivery of the school Child Immunisation Programme.
  • The role will involve offering; immunisations to the eligible cohorts of school aged children as directed by NHS England and Public Health England. 
  • Promoting and supporting  the health and wellbeing of all school age children, to enable children and young people to be able to maximise their full health potential.
  • Supporting  with additional capacity to follow up non returned consents
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Must be car driver and have use of a car

Main duties of the job

In particular,

  • The role will involve the delivery of the National Childhood Immunisation Programme to school age children and young people including national campaigns aimed at the school age population.
  • This role is  also expected to support with additional capacity to follow up non returned consents.
  • To deliver an immunisation service in schools, and
    provide an accessible outreach service through offering evening and weekend  clinics to meet the immunisation needs of children and young people who are not in regular education, and those of pre-school aged who have missed other opportunities for immunisation.
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Working for our organisation

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon.

These include:
• Croydon University Hospital
• Purley Hospital
• The Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre in Thornton Heath
• Community bases at Purley, Sanderstead, New Addington, Broad Green, Woodside
• A minor injuries unit in New Addington

The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 3,500 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our Vision:

“Excellent integrated care for you and your family, when and where you need it”

Our 5 key ‘Here for you’ promises to the people of Croydon are:

• You feel cared for by helpful and welcoming staff
• You feel in safe hands with highly professional staff
• You feel confident in your treatment from skilled teams of compassionate clinicians
• You feel we value your time with convenient appointments, minimal waiting and care closer to home
• You feel it’s getting better all the time as we continue to improve our services

We are one of 17 Trusts in the country who have been accepted as national pioneers on staff engagement and empowerment, through the adoption of "Listening into Action" as a new way of working. The approach we are taking to “Listening into Action” is new and different.



 

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  1. Support with additional capacity to follow up non returned consents
  2. To assist the senior team members to deliver the school based immunisation programme within the borough.
  3. To provide immunisation advice to young people, parent and carers which may include sensitive issues
  4. To ensure adherence to the Medicines Policy and other relevant Trust policies related to the administration of immunisations.
  5. To support immunisation delivery following infection control and safeguarding policies as agreed by the Trust
  6. Participate in the childhood immunisation programme. This will include being able to assess young people and understand the pre-requisites of giving an immunisation, understanding the
    contra-indications, the aftercare and the relevant advice to give to the young person.
  7.  To facilitate self-consent, nurses in the team will use the Fraser Guidelines to assess young people as Gillick Competent.
  8. To understand the relevant Patient Group Direction, the relevant chapter in the Immunisation Green Book (D.O.H) and understand storage, cold chain and carriage instructions for immunisations.
  9. Contribute to the identification and protection of children at risk of abuse and act in accordance with the local Safeguarding Children’s Board guidelines.
  10. Participate in health promotion / education and public health activities related to the Childhood Immunisation Campaign
  11.  To work as part of a team and independently
  12. Maintaining own professional development and requirement to take part in appraisals as per Trust policy
  13. To be responsible for your own record keeping, including data inputting and reporting to meet local, NHSE and NMC requirements

Person specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse NMC
Desirable criteria
  • Menstorship

Knowledge and understanding

Essential criteria
  • Awareness of the school aged immunisation programme
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding children
Desirable criteria
  • PGDs/Green Book

Experience

Essential criteria
  • At least six months post registration experience
Desirable criteria
  • Previous school or community nursing experience in working with children or previous paediatric nursing experience.

Skills and Ability

Essential criteria
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to organise own time efficiently
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and understand own role within the team
  • Knowledge of Fraser Guideline and assessment of Gillick Competence
Desirable criteria
  • Trained immuniser

Other

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service
  • Must be a car driver, owner and have a UK driving licence

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDCapital Nurse, LondonListening into Action (LiA)No smoking policyLondon Living Wage is a voluntary commitment made by employers, who can become accredited with the Living Wage FoundationPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employer

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.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Wilma Munzara
Job title
Operational Lead School Nursing &Immunisations
Email address
wilma.munzara@nhs.net
Telephone number
07901513055
Additional information

Team leads for Immunisation Service :

  1. Julie Henn mobile: 07795617716  email address:julie.henn@nhs.net
  2. Hayley Sullivan mobile:074 6451 3240 email address:hayley.sullivan2@nhs.net

Immunisation office telephone number: 020 8274 6314