Jobs at Practio

We are proud to contribute to UK’s COVID-19 vaccination effort alongside our partners, AshaEve. Our NHS COVID-19 vaccination centres are based in Liverpool, Southport & Stockport

01. COVID-19 Vaccinator

Reporting to: Clinical Supervisor Location: Liverpool | Southport | Stockport (NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Centre) Job Purpose

The COVID-19 vaccinator will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering a safe and effective service for the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines. The post holder will be responsible for administering the vaccine to patients. They will be a part of the clinical team under the direction and supervision of a clinical supervisor (registered healthcare professional). In particular the post holder will be responsible for:

  • Configuration of their vaccination station

  • Vaccine administration

  • Completing documentation

  • Adherence to infection control practices at all times

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Follow standard operating procedure for the safe disposal of clinical waste and sharps waste

  • Follow standard operating procedure for and donning/doffing PPE

  • Administration of the vaccine to patients who have been clinically pre-screened and consented to receiving a COVID-19 vaccination

  • Be able to respond to and raise issues or concerns with the registered health care professional, supervisor on complications or emergency situations

  • Respond to queries appropriately and liaise with the clinical supervisor where further advice or information is required

  • Undertake mandatory and clinical training and any other training relevant to the role as required.

  • Undertake Face to Face training in vaccine administration, basic life support and anaphylaxis as required

  • Complete the COVID-9 vaccination competency assessment under the supervision of the clinical supervisor

  • Participate in audits as required

  • Maintain knowledge of the COVID-19 vacation programme

  • Effectively use IT support systems to enhance direct and indirect care delivery

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Qualifications

  • Educated to NVQ 3 level in a relevant subject or equivalent level of qualification and short courses or significant clinical equivalent previous proven experience.

  • E-learning for health certification for the following modules: Statutory & Mandatory Training; Immunisation Training; Covid-19 core knowledge and vaccine specific training; Anaphylaxis Training

  • Mandatory face-to-face training will be provided to undertake specific COVID -19 vaccination.

  • Competency assessment will be completed as a part of the induction process.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Commitment and willingness to undertake learning and development courses as required to ensure competency for role, this will include vaccine training, administration training, basic life support and NHS statutory and mandatory training

  • Understanding of Confidentiality and Data Protection Act

  • An ability to maintain confidentiality and trust and an awareness of information governance requirements and data protection

Skills

  • Good communication skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team and actively participate in team meetings

  • Able to maintain and record accurate documentation of interactions between clients, colleagues and other agencies in the appropriate legal records

  • Analytical and judgment skills: Able to make decisions appropriate to role, seeking advice from a registered healthcare professional when required; Work according to protocols under the clinical supervision of a healthcare professional

  • Planning and organisational skills: Able to work flexibly and respond to changing demands in workload; Able to prioritise own work and support the team daily

  • Physical skills: Standard keyboard skills and IT literacy

Please submit your CV to vaccinator@practio.co.uk

02. COVID-19 Vaccination Steward (Volunteer)

As Volunteers (COVID-19 Vaccinations) you will help by guiding people at COVID-19 vaccination sites.

Expected time commitment: Days, evenings and weekends available Function: COVID19 Vaccination Support Line managed by: Practio UK

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Attend COVID-19 vaccination sites and guide people around the vaccination site as directed by the clinical supervisor.

  • Adhere to the policy and procedures of Practio UK, including specifically an awareness of the limits of both training and authorisation (including insurance) for additional skills authorised to be used.

  • Ensure compliance with infection prevention and control policies and guidance at all times.

Person specification

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

  • Decision making capability, both when working alone or working as part of a team.

  • Able to work alone or as part of a multidisciplinary team.

  • Commitment to giving high quality care.

  • Able to effectively communicate with others, whilst paying due regard to patient confidentiality.

  • Displays an even temperament and resilience to pressure.

  • Smart and professional appearance.

  • Displays an ability and willingness to be flexible to meet the needs of the role.

What you will get from this role

  • Sense of satisfaction and pride through contributing to the fight against COVID-19.

  • Experience of working with patients in the community setting.

Screening requirement for role

This role requires the following pre-volunteering screening checks:

  • Identity and right to volunteer checks.

  • Interview.

Training & Support provided

The training we will provide for you prior to commencing your volunteer Steward role. This will be as follows:

  • A welcome session by the UK Leads.

  • Introduction to the role of the steward.

Practio UK will provide a hi-vis jacket to stewards that must be worn at all times.

Our values

This role requires the volunteer to embrace the organisation’s vision and values, which are: Practio is a health-tech company founded in 2015. In the UK, we are based in Liverpool and registered and regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). At Practio, our vision is to make high quality healthcare accessible for all by providing a technology platform that strengthens pharmacies as local healthcare hubs. We collaborate with local pharmacies across the UK, so we can help general practitioners meet the needs of their patients. At Practio we believe that together we can make a difference

This role description is intended as an outline indicator of general areas of activity and will be amended considering the changing needs of Practio UK. It is expected that the post holder will be as positive and flexible as possible.

Apply for the COVID-19 Vaccination Steward (Volunteer) role here.