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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/07/2021.

RHCP – Band 5 - COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

Job Reference: J11-HIOWRHCPVAC

NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers
£15.66 - £25.05 per hour

Bring your expertise to the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme!

We are working with colleagues acrossHampshire and Isle of Wightto recruit additional people to support in the role of aRegistered Healthcare Professional (Band 5)to work at one of a number of sites across the region.

Vaccinating people as quickly as possible will require recruiting lots more staff, to ensure that the NHS can continue to provide other vital services that our patients are relying on.

This role forms an integral part of mass vaccination delivery within Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

Registered HC Professional (RHCP) - COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

With vaccine availability and number of vaccination centres increasing to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to millions of people across the country, we are looking for NHS colleagues who are willing to take on a role and who are willing to be trained, to once again put themselves forward to lend a hand.

As aCOVID-19 RHCPyou will be responsible for:

  • 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.

Clinical assessment:

  • 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. o 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.
  • Where available, direct any citizens with accessibility needs to an accessible location.


  • 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.
  • Assist with the configuration of the vaccination pod: pod setup, recording of required vaccine stocks and consumables, PPE and sanitisation materials.

Training:local context training and information will be provided; each successful individual will be fully experienced and skilled in their field

Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP) owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled workers who want to work within the NHS.

NHSP is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse workforce and so we welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, maternity/pregnancy, marriage/civil partnership or transgender status. NHSP expects all staff to behave in a way which recognises and respects this diversity, in line with the appropriate standards.


We value your skills, dedication, and commitment in supporting your local Trust and the NHS. We believe together we can continue to deliver world-class healthcare service to our patients. Apply today to the staff bank.
We look forward to hearing from you.

Please note that you will be contacted via e-mail throughout the recruitment process, so please check your e-mails regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

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