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February

Covid Vaccinators

ST VINCENT'S HOSPITAL - Fitzroy, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Purpose

The COVID-19 Vaccination Program is run in conjunction with the DHHS to provide the approved COVID-19 Vaccine to staff and the community in the North East Region of Melbourne.

The COVID Vaccinator is a Medical Practitioner, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Immuniser, Registered Nurse, Paramedic**, or Enrolled Nurse**. The COVID Vaccinator works as part of the COVID Vaccination team, in COVID vaccine clinics (hospital or community based) specifically to administer vaccinations to St Vincent’s Hospital staff and community clients. This role may involve organising and enabling the smooth coordination of clinic throughput, general clinic flow duties and ensuring compliance with the recommended administration process.

**the positions listed as approved vaccinators – Paramedic & Enrolled Nurse are subject to regulatory body approval for independent administration of the vaccine under proposed emergency orders.

**Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as shortlisting will commence immediately

  • Safe & effective preparation and delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine in line with the Commonwealth/DHHS training
  • Completion of relevant documentation and input patient information to systems
  • Providing client focused approach
  • Assessing and monitoring clients for adverse reactions
  • Responding to and escalating clinical deterioration
  • Incumbents are responsible for escalating all concerns and issues directly to the Vaccination Site Coordinator
  • Any other duties as required by Nurse Unit Manager or their delegate.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Must hold current registration with the:
    • Medical Board of Australia, for Medical Practitioner positions.
    • The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, for all Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Immuniser, Registered Nurse, Enrolled Nurse positions
    • The Paramedic Board for Paramedic positions
  • Successful completion of approved COVID vaccination training package (this can be completed on successful employment & supervision is supplied in the clinic).
  • Must be proficient in the donning and doffing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Must be competent in completing the 3-point patient identification check process.
  • Flexible in working hours and location
  • A flexible, innovative and team orientated approach to service delivery
  • A positive approach to change and diversity
  • Commitment to quality, best practice and environmental safety
  • Knowledge of legal and ethical requirements
  • Demonstrated knowledge of professional standards
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills

Occupational Health, Safety and Quality Responsibilities

The COVID Vaccinator has a responsibility for:

  • Looking after their own health and safety and those of others in the workplace;
  • Follow safe work practice and use personal protective equipment as required;
  • Report any accidents, incidents, injuries “near misses”, safety hazards and dangerous occurrences, assist with any investigations and the identification of corrective actions
  • Not wilfully interfering with or misusing anything provided in their interest of health and safety or wilfully put anyone at risk
  • Ensuring they understand and comply with those responsibilities which apply to them while performing their duties at the workplace/site
  • Participate in emergency procedures or evacuation exercises

At SVHM we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. If you would like further information, contact our Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator through our careers page.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. You are therefore required to comply with the SVHA Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations)

Fitzroy, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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