Job overview

An opportunity has arisen for a Permanent Band 5 Immunisation Nurse to join our Uckfield 0-19 school-aged Immunisation Service.

The vacancy is part time worked over two days, & 8-5.

SCFT’s Immunisation Service vaccinates children in schools and clinics across West Sussex, East Sussex and Brighton and Hove.

Although this post is based within the Uckfield team our whole service approach requires joint working across the whole of Sussex.

Main duties of the job

Our innovative and dynamic Immunisation teams are dedicated to improving immunisation uptake and delivering the national evidence-based Schools’ Immunisation Programmes. This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly expanding service.

The role encompasses responsibility for clinical delivery of vaccinations and patient safety, specialist advice on immunisation issues, and the opportunity to develop skills in both independent and team working.

We welcome applicants who can demonstrate a willingness to work flexibly and cooperatively with colleagues both within their own team and the wider multidisciplinary teams across the whole SCFT area. You will need to be motivated, conscientious and committed to supporting us to maintain high vaccination coverage across Sussex.

Working for our organisation

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.

  • Over 8,400 full time, part time and bank staff members
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 10,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
  • Flexible working patterns offered across all services
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Accredited Level 3 Disability Confident Leader
  • SCFT is an inclusive employer that promotes equality and challenges discrimination, and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds. Applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, disabled candidates and LGBT+ candidates are particularly encouraged, to ensure the Trust’s workforce reflects the diverse communities it serves.

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities
    The successful applicant will work in schools, clinics and family homes with children, young people and babies to deliver vaccinations in a safe and professional way. Engagement with hard to reach groups such as travelers and children who are looked after is another aspect of the service’s remit and the Band 5 responsibilities will include supporting this work in the community. The ability to communicate well and remain calm under pressure is essential.

    The role requires working the stated core hours with flexibility at either end of the day for packing of vaccines and clinic cover, on a rota basis within the team. We also run occasional Saturday clinics.

    All team members support the whole of the SCFT Immunisation Service, so you must be a car owner/driver and be willing to travel to clinics and schools within Sussex.

    Person specification

    Essential criteria

  • RN/M qualification / degree or diploma
  • Evidence of a range of clinical competencies
  • Desirable criteria

  • Completion of Immunisation training that reflects HPA standards
  • Experience
    Desirable criteria

  • Experience in a community setting
  • 1 year post registration experience
  • Skills and Knowledge
    Essential criteria

  • Demonstrate a commitment of lifelong learning and development
  • A clear understanding of the role of immunisations and public health
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Desirable criteria

  • Demonstrates competency in managing and administering immunisations
  • Other Requirements
    Essential criteria

  • Demonstrate ability to reflect and learn from situations
  • Ability to travel between sites, care owner/driver, with access to a vehicle for work purposes
  • This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

    Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. If you have not heard from us within two weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please ensure that you check your emails, including your junk folder, on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically as well; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

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