Covid Vaccination Marshalls

30 November 2020

Your local NHS is getting ready to deliver a COVID-19 vaccination programme and needs your help.

They are looking for volunteers across Essex to be at the forefront of the local fight against the virus and you could be part of it!

As they gear up to be ready in a few weeks, the NHS are seeking Volunteer Marshalls.

This is an exciting opportunity to play your part in protecting the community and saving lives.

Local vaccination centres will be open from 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week.  The NHS are looking for volunteers to start as soon as possible, to enable the local vaccination centres to be ready from 1st December 2020 until March 2021.

Hours are flexible, with a minimum commitment of four-hour shifts.

The Role Description:

To oversee to the patient flow management across the site:

  • Ensure smooth arrival onsite of those both coming for vaccination as well as staff required for operation of the site and logistics providers (both for site setup and ongoing use of vaccines and consumables).

  • Ensure efficient patient flow to the clinical assessment, vaccination station, post-vaccination observation area and pod exit.

  • Ensure speed, safety and security; address any issues that arise or escalate to a Healthcare Professional if needed.

  • Effectively communicate with the other areas’ representatives to avoid congestion.

  • Ensure that citizens respect national guidelines such as social distancing and mask protection.

  • Identify citizens who require additional support (carer/chaperone, additional language support) and direct them to an alternative flow.

  • Provide enhanced support to those requiring it (e.g. those who cannot queue standing).

  • Assist in the prevention of overcrowding by ensuring the crowd limits in various parts of the ground are complied with.

  • Be fully conversant with any methods or messages used to alert staff that an emergency has arisen.

  • Report immediately to a Supervisor anything that is likely to pose a threat or danger to the citizen and site safety.

Volunteers need to have the ability to communicate in a calm and professional manner as well as have a good level of the following:

  • Communication skills

  • Collaboration skills

  • Organisational skills

  • Problem solving skills

  • Be able to deliver at a reasonable pace

The programme is being delivered in partnership with Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust.

To volunteer for this role go to Covid Vaccination Marshall or contact your local Volunteer Centre

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