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Staff Nurse Vaccination Team

NHS AfC: Band 5

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Vaccination Nurse
NHS AfC: Band 5
Fixed term for up to 1 year
15 hours per week term time only
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£22,128 to £28,746 per annum (part time pro rata)
27/10/2017 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, and offers a full range of district hospital services and community health services to a population of 1.6 million in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology services across the wider region.

We employ more than 6,500 staff, with a turnover in excess of £370m in 2014/2015 and have approximately 900 beds.

Our main activities are

  • Cardiovascular care at our Cardiac Centre.
  • Accident and Emergency at Blackpool Teaching Hospital
  • Community Midwifery and Women and Childrens Services.
  • Clinical research with an 80-strong team of nurses and doctors
  • Community nursing ans school nursing
  • Recovery and rehabilitation for a variety of conditions including brain injury, stroke and elderly care.
  • Sexual health and family planning services
  • Wellbeing and lifestyle including mental health services, heart health campaigns, and smoking cessation services.
  • End of life and palliative care.

Between April 1 2014 and March 31 2015 we treated 100,662 day cases and inpatients (elective and non-elective), 329,257 outpatients and had 83,303 A & E attendances. The total number of community contacts was 1,228,494.

The Trust houses a state of the art Simulation & Skills Facility that provides training for all grades of staff to improve the safety and quality of the service that we offer our patients.

We run a portfolio of in-house courses that can be accessed by all staff to enhance their professional development needs. The training is supported by the use of modern equipment including part task trainers for such skills as venupuncture and full body manikins for the practice of emergency drills.

We are recruiting qualified nurses to support delivery of the school aged immunisation programme to children and young people. The service will primarily be delivered via a school based model, offering school aged vaccinations including the intranasal flu vaccination, the HPV vaccine, DTP and the meningococcal ACWY vaccine.

You will be a Registered Nurse with a passion for improving and promoting children and young people's health and ideally have a good working knowledge of the child health immunisation programme. You will have the opportunity to work as part of a team to organise, plan, deliver, and evaluate immunisation and vaccination programmes for these largely school based programmes.

The post holder will support the smooth running and administration of nurse-led sessions in schools and community settings, assessing risk and ensuring the safety of children and young people.
We work flexibly Monday to Friday, term time only and there is a requirement to work across the different localities in the trust so a flexible approach to working is essential.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Maureen Huddleston Team leader on 07786435081

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01253 957944