Immunisation Nurse (Hellingly)

16 Sep 2020
14 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 5

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.
  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief Staff Networks
  • Disability Confident Employer - Level 2

An opportunity has arisen for a full time (37.5 hours per week) Band 5 Nurse to join the SCFT Immunisation Service, which vaccinates children in schools and clinics across West Sussex, East Sussex and Brighton and Hove. The post is for a period of a four months, commencing in September 2020.

This is a full time post, but we are open to discussions about part time work (minimum of 15 hours). There may also be potential to expand the length of the contract, currently due to end on 18 December 2020.

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

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 to cover the increased cohort for the flu vaccinations.

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

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 travellers and children who are looked after is another aspect of the team'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.

We welcome applicants who can demonstrate a willingness to work flexibly and co-operatively with colleagues both within their own team and with 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.

The role requires working core hours of 8am-4pm with flexibility at either end of the day for packing of vaccines and clinic cover, on a rota basis within the team.

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 across Sussex.

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 2 weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically also; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

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.

Documents to download
  • B5 JD & PS ( PDF , 472.7 KB )
  • B5 JD & PS ( PDF , 472.7 KB )
  • About Us ( PDF , 743.4 KB )
  • Staff Benefits Brochure ( PDF , 484.5 KB )