Vaccination UK has been commissioned by NHS England since 2015 to provide school aged immunisations, including Influenza, to pupils across numerous counties and boroughs in England, including the Black Country, Hertfordshire, Herefordshire & Worcestershire and 9 Boroughs of North East London. Vaccination UK are also commissioned by NHS England in northeast London to provide outbreak response in the event of a vaccine preventable disease outbreak, and we provide the infant BCG programme to newborns in Newham and Tower Hamlets.
From September 2021, we have also been delivering the childhood flu programme across all of East Anglia. As an experienced provider of NHS immunisation programmes, we have vaccinated nearly 456,000 pupils by the end of the 2020/2021 academic year, and by the end of the next flu season, we will have offered more than 1.25 million children the flu vaccine alone.
We are rated Good by the Care Quality Commission and we are known as a progressive, agile provider, continually striving to achieve the safest, most efficient service possible.
We are currently seeking a Clinical Lead Nurse to support the Clinical Director to ensure that VUK’s schools immunisation programme is compliant with the Care Quality Commissions Fundamental Standards, and that school immunisation nurses work to a very high clinical standard.
Our ideal candidate must demonstrate enthusiasm, drive and co-operation, must be able to work autonomously and be a confident decision maker, and maintain high levels of competence, judgement, integrity and personal and professional accountability. 3 years’ experience working within immunisations, or other relevant specialist experience is required. Interested candidates must be able to demonstrate a proven record of managing a team.
- Providing clinical support and advice to other clinicians for all aspects of the immunisation service
- Mentoring of new clinical staff
- Clinical supervision on a quarterly basis, and feeding back to the Programme Manager any issues that arise out of this
- Interviewing of new clinical staff
- Assist with undertaking annual appraisals of permanent clinical staff
- Act as local safeguarding lead – training and support can be provided
- Assist the PM and CD with assessment and training in clinical skills for all staff, such as cold chain training, clinical competencies, induction
- Incident and complaint monitoring and investigation
You would be an ideal candidate if you have people management experience, excellent communication skills and a willingness to communicate with clinical and non-clinical managers openly and effectively. Experience of mentoring, training or supervising less experienced colleagues is also paramount.
This role is full time (37.5 hours per week) and permanent. We are also willing to consider a term time only contract for candidates with caring responsibilities for school aged children or a part time contract with no less than 3 days a week.
The successful candidate will be located in our offices in Dagenham and will work Monday - Friday only, in between 08.30 - 16.30.
- £50,000 per year (pro rata if a candidate opts for a term time only or part time contract)
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and option to purchase up to 5 more days of leave
- Access to our bespoke benefits platform with retail discounts
- Mental Health and wellbeing support through our Employee Assistance Programme (face to face counselling, self-help books, 24/7 helpline)
- Employee only Health Cash Plan (with option to add family members)
- Option to enrol in and dental cover
- Life cover and income protection
- Time to Give (1 day a year to dedicate to charity work)
- 5% employer pension contribution
Please note that unfortunately we are unable to sponsor visa applications and as such we will only consider applications from candidates who already possess the right to live and work in the UK.