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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/10/2021.

School Immunisation Nurse- Tower Hamlets

Job Reference: J303-A-21-1249

Vaccination UK Ltd
Tower Hamlets
£25 per hour plus holiday

Vaccination UK are looking for motivated, enthusiastic Registered Nurses and Health Professionals to deliver the school aged immunisation programme across Tower Hamlets. You will ideally have experience working with young people and delivering immunisations, however training will be provided. You will work both autonomously and as part of a small team.

We offer in return:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Bank or Fixed Term Contract offering flexible opportunities to fit around your lifestyle-Full time, Part time, Term Time Only
  • Working Hours Mon to Fri 0830 - 1530
  • 5.6 weeks holiday
  • Paid Mileage
  • Opportunity for ongoing work

Main duties of the job

The focus of the role is to promote and support the health of school aged children via the delivery of the School Aged Immunisation Service across Tower Hamlets. Our services are primarily delivered on-site in schools for children of primary and secondary age, however, we also deliver these immunisations in community clinic settings.

You will demonstrate clinical expertise and governance in all aspects of the service including safeguarding children whilst being supported by robust organisational supervision, guidelines and policies.

Experience of vaccinations is desirable but not essential. As a service provider we are committed to professional development and have a comprehensive training plan.

About us

Vaccination UK are a dynamic and rapidly expanding company who have been commissioned by NHS England since 2015 to provide school aged immunisations, including Influenza, to pupils across numerous counties and Boroughs in England, including, the Black Country, Hertfordshire, Hereford & Worcester and 9 Boroughs of North East London. From September 2021, we will also have opportunities across East Anglia.

We are rated Good by the Care Quality Commission and we make it our mission to provide an effective, safe and accessible school aged immunisation service. We aim to provide our staff with a workplace environment that is positive and welcoming.

Job responsibilities

  • Facilitating and implementing the School Aged Immunisation Service.
  • Delivery of a safe immunisation service for school age children.
  • Assisting to influence and facilitate change within the setting and service areas.
  • To undertake Gillick Competency Assessment for relevant pupils according to VUK policy and advise and immunise these pupils accordingly, in order to ensure that they are protected in a timely manner.
  • Delegate administration of the LAIV nasal flu vaccine to Health Care Support Workers
  • Communicate effectively and facilitate collaboration between the school aged immunisation team, schools and other educational institutions and families in the planning and delivery of the school aged immunisation programme.
  • Promote and deliver the childhood immunisation programme by assessing young people and understanding the pre-requisites of giving an immunisation, understanding the contra-indications and the aftercare
  • Assist in the planning, delivery and evaluation of health promotion / education and public health activities. related to the Childhood Immunisation campaign, in conjunction with the Immunisation Coordinator and Senior Immunisation Nurse.
  • To work autonomously and as part of a team as necessary
  • The provision of advice regarding immunisations to individuals, parents and carers, colleagues and associated services.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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