Be Part of Our Team……
An exciting opportunity has arisen for flexible, reliable, highly motivated, enthusiastic Band 5 Registered Nurses to join our School Aged Immunisation Team in Gloucestershire.
The Immunisation Team work in a variety of settings, including schools, clinics and community venues to deliver all school-aged national routine childhood Immunisation Programmes to school aged children and young people across Gloucestershire.
The successful candidates will demonstrate enthusiasm, energy and a passion for delivering the best care possible and have some knowledge of the childhood immunisation schedule. The job role requires good time management and IT skills and you will be expected to work on your own initiative as well as within a team.
Due to COVID-19 and the ongoing challenges this presents, we quickly and efficiently have to review and change our delivery models and we are looking for someone who has the innovation and vision to support the fast changing programmes.
We are looking for applicants who can work flexibly to meet the needs of the Service, this will include the requirement to be able to work the occasional evenings and weekends.
We welcome applications form newly qualified nurses.
For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact
Caroline Halford, Head of School Aged Immunisations, email: or 0300 421 8206
Main duties of the job
The purpose of this post is to support the Head of School Aged Immunisations in managing to deliver the Commissioned BCG Programme and School Aged Immunisation Programmes seamlessly to children and young people in the 0-19 age range, and their families.
To actively contribute to the development and co-ordination of health promotion programmes to school aged children to improve the uptake of the school based immunisation programme.
To support the delivery community BCG clinics as required.
Maintain contemporaneous, factual records with the child the focus of all assessments and actions in accordance with Public Health Nursing Service guidelines and organisations clinical record keeping policy.
Be proactive in identification of risk factors and signs and symptoms of child abuse and act according to organisation and Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children’s Board protocols at all times.
Liaise collaboratively with Gloucestershire’s schools, the Child in Care Team and Social Care to ensure children who are vulnerable and or with complex health needs receive the their vaccinations.
Provide signposting to other services and agencies, referring onwards in a timely manner and liaising appropriately seeking first any necessary consent.
Take and act upon referrals from other agencies and services as appropriate and allocation work appropriately to the Immunisation Team.
To support the delivery of practical competency assessment of nurses undertaking immunisation training.
At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.
Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.
Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one – the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.
The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.
Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.
Length and/Or Nature of Experience
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