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 experienced and motivated leaders to support the ongoing development of the vaccine programme in Wales.
The Lead Nurse / Practitioner for Public Engagement, a 12 month fixed-term post, will lead a small team focused on public engagement with a specific emphasis on co-production of resources, engagement of service user groups and reduction in vaccine inequity for all national immunisation programmes.
Main duties of the job
Key elements include identifying and engaging with key stakeholders including community groups and service users, and collaborative working across NHS and non-NHS organisations.
Influencing and negotiating will require a high level of knowledge, skill and competency.
The successful candidates will work independently and with colleagues within a team, supporting VPDP objectives and relevant healthcare professionals across Wales to support the control of vaccine preventable disease.
This will include complex interactions involving multi-disciplinary and multi-agency contact. The successful candidates will also provide support to the team responsible for the development of vaccine preventable disease and immunisation guidance, public and professional facing resources and public engagement, and will provide expertise, advice and support to Welsh Government, health protection programmes and to the vaccine preventable disease and immunisation surveillance programmes of Public Health Wales.
The post-holders will be supported in this role by senior nursing, clinical, scientific, business and administrative staff from the Health Protection division.
Applicants must be capable of responding to service changes and needs and have the ability to think logically and innovativley and are required to be adaptable with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.