COVID vaccination programme
Covid Vaccination Staff Recruitment
Exciting opportunities have arisen for enthusiastic registered Healthcare Professionals to join the next phase of our vaccination programme.
CBC Health are helping to support the COVID vaccination programme for five vaccination sites across Gateshead. Registered HCPs will work as part of dynamic/friendly teams delivering a safe and effective service in Gateshead.
Enhanced rates of pay will be received for weekends.
Locations of Gateshead Local Vaccination Sites
Birtley Medical Group (DH3 2QT)
Felling Hub (NE10 9LT)
Rawling Road Medical Group (NE8 4QR)
The Bede Centre (opposite Gateshead Stadium – NE10 0DJ)
The Children's Centre, Blaydon (NE21 5EZ)
Options - Working Days/Times
Gateshead offers a variety of sessions and shift patterns
Please note that hub operational hours will depend upon vaccine supply and patient demand
Currently times of most sessions in Gateshead are:
08:00 am – 1.00 pm / 1:00 pm – 6.00 pm
Consenter/Vaccinator (must have professional registration)
Consenting of patient and ensuring no contra-indication to vaccination
May be needed to assist if patients have anaphylaxis post vaccination
Administering vaccine to patients
Responsible for the disposal of clinical waste and change of PPE
Responsible for ensuring the patient has appropriate post vaccination information
Cleaning the vaccination area after each patient
£13.79 per hour Monday to Friday - £20.69 weekends
After completion of essential application paperwork and short interview process, and following essential due diligence, any staff who wish to be paid for their work will be issued with a zero-hour contract, to enable flexibility for individuals to undertake work as and when they can.
Consenter Vaccinator Training
Training will be provided dependent on existing skills/qualifications/legal requirements.
Staff who can vaccinate
Both Registered and non-registered staff can vaccinate but only Registered Healthcare Professionals can consent patients for vaccination. Training requirements will depend upon skills and experience but minimum training requirements for all vaccinators are as below:
Basic life support training within the last 12 months (eLearning accepted)
Anaphylaxis training within the last 12 months (eLearning accepted)
COVID-19 eLearning programme including core knowledge and vaccine-specific modules (via eLearning for Health) https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Component/Details/675208
Work-based practical training and assessment of competency
Currently CBC Health’s model of delivery is a consenter vaccinator- so need valid professional registration to undertake this role, however in other delivery sites this may not be the case
Contracts and indemnity
A national template for zero-hour terms of engagement is being used by CBC Health and we will ensure that any necessary compliance around workforce is managed. All staff who have been engaged to provide vaccination services, who currently work for GP practices that have signed the Covid-19 vaccination Enhanced Service, will have clinical negligence indemnity cover. NHS England will be providing a template collaboration agreement for Practices to use that will cover the indemnity implications of practices vaccinating each other's patients, their own Practice staff and non-registered patients. For more information see page 11 of the Covid next steps letter.
If staff are being engaged through CBC Health for work with an individual GP practice, or PCN (other than Inner West PCN) then to facilitate accurate and timely payment and ensure indemnity is clear a practice engagement agreement needs to be competed ahead of any scheduled shifts
For all other Health Care Professionals (HCPs) who are not currently able to vaccinate, they will require all of the above and be authorised and listed and referred to or otherwise identified by The Human Medicines (Coronavirus and Influenza) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 and be supervised by an HCP.
For more information see Recommended immunisation training requirements from PHE, ‘Persons involved in administering the vaccine’ (Enhanced Service p15-16), ‘Further details of training requirements’ (Covid next steps letter - 1 December) and the government’s Covid-19 vaccination training programme information (all links below)