Mass Vaccination Recruitment
Aneurin Bevan
University Health Board

Play your part in the COVID-19 ABUHB Vaccination

An exciting opportunity for you to support the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme. You will be required to work across the Gwent wide area, vaccinating within any one of our community mass vaccination centers including mobile units. This is a unique role, critical to the fight back against COVID-19 within the Gwent area and will include administering a future vaccine to key workers, the elderly and vulnerable people and the residents of Monmouthshire, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Newport and Caerphilly County Borough. It is our best defence against the virus alongside effective social distancing, wearing a mask and washing your hands.

OUR TEAM CONSISTS OF:

  • Immunisers /Supervisors Registered Practitioners
  • Covid -19 Immunisers
  • Pharmacists
  • Medical
  • Site Controllers (Clinical & Administration)
  • Administration
  • Meet & Greet Support Staff

About these roles

We are looking for people who can start as soon as possible, on a fixed-term basis. However, there may be opportunities for other roles at the end of this contract. Candidates will also need be able to work flexibly covering weekends, afternoon and evening shifts. In these crucial roles, you will work as part of a dynamic and motivated team in delivering a safe and effective service for the mass delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations.

Current COVID-19 Vaccination Team opportunities include:

COVID-19 Immuniser Band 3

You will play a pivotal role in the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccination programme alongside the wider Mass Vaccination Team, supported by our registered immunisation staff in one of the community centers.

Immuniser/Supervisor Registered Practitioner Band 5

You will play a key role in supervising COVID-19 Immuniser staff and in the delivery of vaccinations within one of the community centers or mobile units.

Volunteers (unpaid)

Welcoming patients into the community vaccination centers, checking appointments and directing patients accordingly into and within the Mass Vaccination Centers.

Clinical Controllers

This role provides clinical oversight and operational management to the clinical teams and are responsible for the day-to-day operational oversight of the Mass Vaccination Centers.

Pharmacy

As part of the Pharmacy Team you will be responsible for ensuring the validity and quality of the vaccine across the whole Health Board.

Administration

We are looking for compassionate, problem solving administrative staff with skills at vocational level 3 with knowledge of administrative procedures. You will play an important role in supporting the administration of the clinics by verifying patient’s identity and confirming electronically their attendance at the clinic.

Please note:
If you have already applied for the Immuniser role, please be assured that your application will be processed, and we will be in touch shortly. If you are a retired professional and able to join an eligible Temporary Register, you can still apply for the Vaccinator role to the programme using this route.

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Other Roles

Administration

We are looking for compassionate, problem solving administrative staff with skills at vocational level 3 with knowledge of administrative procedures. You will play an important role in supporting the administration of the clinics by verifying patient’s identity and confirming electronically their attendance at the clinic.

Meet & Greet – Voluntary

This meet and greet role is essential in welcoming patients into the clinic.  This important team takes patients’ temperature, checks in the patient and directs them into the flow of our clinics.

Car Park Attendants – Voluntary

This key role will ensure safe and steady flow of traffic to and from the Mass Vaccination Centers. Being the first point of contact to the patients, this role with liaise with front of house and patients to manage time delays by ensuring patient safety and by time managing the flow into the clinic.

Administration Controllers

This role provides day-to-day supervision and leadership to all of the administrative and voluntary workforce within clinics every day.

INDUCTION & TRAINING

All staff administering vaccines must have completed:

  • Training appropriate to this protocol and relevant, e.g. BLS, Infection Controls, POVA, information governance, etc – as required by local policy and health board standard operating procedures.
  • You must have also completed the national COVID-19 vaccination e-learning programme, including the relevant vaccine   specific session, and locally provided COVID-19 vaccine training.
  • Practical competency assessments to administer which will be signed-off by a recognised registered practitioner.

What will you be doing?

Once you are recruited and completed all relevant training, with the relevant compliance and checks completed, you will be responsible for performing and/or supervising the following:

  • Set-up/configuration of the vaccination station
  • Drawing up and preparation of the vaccine prior to administration
  • Vaccine administration, using the National Protocol
  • Disposal of clinical waste and change of PPE as per national guidelines
  • Adherence to infection control practices between individuals.

Supervision

  • Non-registered persons working as COVID-19 Immunisers Band 3 and who are working under the protocol must be supervised and supported by a registered healthcare professional at all times
  • Band 5 Immunisers will also be required to provide supervision to unregistered staff
  • There will be a clinical site controller at each community site supporting the overall supervision of staff.

What is the application process?

The process will include an application form via the links above, completion of pre-employment checks, occupational health screening and an interview on Teams (this excludes Year 2 Health Students).

When will the job start?

If you are successful in applying for one of these roles, you will be required to undergo pre-employment checks and a programme of COVID-19 vaccination training before being ready to start. Currently start dates are not confirmed, however we will communicate with you throughout the application process to ensure you are ready to start work as soon as the Programme requires you.

Where will you be working?

These roles will be offered on a flexible basis at one of our Mass Vaccination Centers. You may also be asked to work in our hospitals or a community setting.