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Vaccination Support Assistant - Peterborough
Temporary (Full time)
Vaccination Support Assistant - long term temp role in Peterborough through Hays
Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on lives, health and the economy. The UK Government and its medical and scientific advisors have been clear that the only safe and sustainable way out of the Covid-19 pandemic is through the vaccination programme. We are seeking people to support this national effort with the common life-saving purpose of recovering our community from this pandemic.
Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust (which covers sites throughout Norfolk, and the Peterborough and Cambridge regions) are proud to provide high quality innovative services that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives. The trust is an exemplar in its service being rated best in the country (including staff recommendation) of the Trust as a place to work or receive. The Trusts staff are it's most important asset and they are committed to developing each and every one of them.
Your new role
As a vaccination support assistant working in immunisations, you will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering a safe and effective service for the mass delivery of vaccinations for the COVID-19 vaccine(s). In particular, you will be responsible for:
Assisting a registered nurse with the pre-vaccination medical questionnaire (9 questions) and demonstrating the ability to identify issues that require escalation and the ability to escalate appropriately to a registered nurse.
Ability to demonstrate understanding of informed consent and what to do if you have concerns about the individual's ability to provide informed consent
Assisting with the set-up of the vaccination station (ensuring it is clean and safe).
Appropriate cleaning of the vaccination station and the post-vaccination observation area.
Monitor the patient for signs and symptoms of allergic reaction, anaphylaxis or other adverse effects, including undertaking of appropriate observations as deemed necessary.
Escalate concerns to the appropriate registered health care professionals and/or supervisor as a matter of urgency.
What you'll need to succeed
Previous experience in a care / support role would be preferred.
You will need to have the ability to work as part of a team, be professional, provide excellent customer service, be compassionate towards those who are receiving the vaccine. You will be required to show empathy at all times assisting with patient queries pre and post receiving of the vaccine.
- Excellent communication skills
- GCSE or equivalent in English (Grade D or above)
- DBS (this will be provided)
- Flexible, adaptable and excellent customer service skills are Essential
- Initial 16 week commitment
- Shift pattern hours
You will also be required to provide reference details for your employment over all the last 3 years and if you have had any time not working, you will need to provide a character referee too.
What you'll get in return
- Full training provided
- Covid vaccination at commencement of contract
- Full PPE equipment
- Weekly payment (weekend & bank holiday overtime)
What you need to do now
As the Trust is a multi-site organisation you may be required to work at any of the Trust sites in Peterborough and you may need to change your normal place of work, either temporarily or on a permanent basis, as a result of development or reorganisation of Trust services.
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.
PLEASE NOTE: If your CV suggests that you are currently in employment, we may not be able to progress your application because as lockdown restrictions change, we don't want you to have to chose between the vaccination programme and your career.
Please make sure you are forwarding an accurate and up to date copy of your CV.