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Public Health Nurse (Immunisation)

Band 6

Main area
Public Health Nurse (Immunisation)
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Fixed term: 6 months (Until 31/03/2023)
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
028-NMR020-0922
Site
TBC
Town
TBC
Salary
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
03/10/2022 23:59
Interview date
07/10/2022

 

Welcome to Public Health Wales, the National Public Health Institute in Wales

Our vision is Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales

To find out more visit Public Health Wales and read about our Strategic Plan

Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English. To support our all Wales service, we particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

 


 

Job overview

Public Health Wales has the remit to provide strategic leadership for the development of immunisation services across Wales both in primary and secondary care and in addition to those non NHS organisations who have a need for immunisation advice and guidance. An opportunity has arisen to join our existing team and help shape the future. 

The Vaccine Preventable Disease Programme (VPDP) in Public Health Wales is seeking 2 experienced Registered Nurses to join the successful Vaccine Preventable Disease Programme (VPDP). The Public Health Nurse, Immunisations is a 6 month fixed-term position. It is a national role and will be key in supporting immunisation programmes in Wales.

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual with immunisation expertise, and experience in public health and service development.

Interview date: 7/10/2022

Main duties of the job

The post involves contributing to the delivery of public health immunisation projects and interventions at an All Wales level using public health knowledge and skills.

Applicants must be capable of responding to service changes and needs and have the ability to think logically and innovatively. Excellent IT skills are required and the need to be adaptable with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

If you are a highly motivated, and experienced qualified nurse with a strong background in public health and/or immunisation, then we are keen to hear from you.

Working for our organisation

Public Health Wales is the National Public Health Institute in Wales. Our vision is 'Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales' where we play a pivotal role in driving improvements in population health and well-being, reducing health inequalities, improving healthcare outcomes, protecting the public and supporting the development of health in all policies across Wales.

Our organisation is guided by our Values, 'Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference'. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values equality, diversity and inclusion.  We welcome applications which represent the rich diversity of the communities we serve and from those wishing to work part time or on a job share basis.

To find out more about working for us, the benefits we offer and guidance on the application process, please visit https://phw.nhs.wales/working-for-us/applicant-information-and-guidance/

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse level one with current NMC registration
  • Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (degree level) or Specialist Post Graduate Qualification
  • Postgraduate teaching experience or qualification (PGCE, ENB 998/C&G 7307 or equivalent)
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
Desirable criteria
  • Relevant higher degree or working towards this
  • Evidence of other further professional development

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Post registration experience (at band 6 or above).
  • Experience of clinical immunisation service delivery in a variety of relevant clinical and community settings, including experience in the delivery of clinical immunisation services.
  • Knowledge and understanding of immunisation programmes.
  • Experience of developing policies or guidelines.
  • Teaching experience in formal and informal settings.
  • Experience in developing various resources/forms of communication.
  • Involvement and participation in audit.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of training in immunisation related field
  • Experience of surveillance
  • Experience of research and development
  • Experience of leading professional projects
  • Experience in supporting development of immunisation services at Health Board or regional level.
  • Experience of Patient Group Directions.

Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of publication of either project work to support service development, scientific work, poster production, or oral presentations.
  • Knowledge of how to use Library and Knowledge Management Services to support personal professional development.
  • Understanding of evidence based practice and related practical application.
  • Knowledge of immunisation global strategies.

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to use Outlook, Microsoft office, Word, PowerPoint and Excel confidently.
  • Ability to assess, interpret and prioritise complex situations and take appropriate action.
  • Ability to provide highly specialised immunisation advice to a range of healthcare providers/others.
  • Ability to co-ordinate/lead a range of public health activities involving other professionals and agencies.
  • Excellent communication skills – ability to communicate highly complex, sensitive/ controversial information to a distressed, hostile or antagonistic audience.
  • Ability to use digital and social media to promote immunisation in target groups.
  • Ability to represent a team and liaise with other professional organisations
  • Technical, theoretical, and practical skills in immunisation.
  • Willingness to work with new software and experience of using e-based learning tools is required.

Personal Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Self-motivated and reliable.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to respond to unpredictable workloads and meet deadlines.
  • Professional and approachable.
  • Resourceful and adaptable.
Desirable criteria
  • Welsh speaker.
  • Willingness and ability to travel between sites in Wales.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantHappy to Talk Flexible WorkingMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Stop Smoking Wales is the NHS Smoking Cessation Service in WalesImproving working livesAge positiveCorporate Health StandardsDisability confident leaderCore principlesEmployer pledge demonstrating a commitment to change how we think and act about mental healthStep into healthPrentisiaethau Apprenticeships2022 Stonewall Top 100 Employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Hawys Youlden
Job title
Senior Nurse Vaccination and Immunisation
Email address
Hawys.Youlden@wales.nhs.uk


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