The Pharmacy Student - COVID-19 Vaccination Program role is undertaken by final year pharmacy students who work as part of a COVID-19 vaccination team at West Moreton Health Vaccination Service. A Pharmacy Student works under the personal supervision of an immunisation professional, as designated within the Queensland Health COVID-19 Vaccination Code (the Code), to support the safe and timely delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations through Queensland Health's COVID-19 vaccination program.
Our ideal candidate will be someone who can demonstrate the following:
The following responsibilities must be undertaken under the personal supervision of an immunisation professional, as designated within the Queensland Health COVID-19 Vaccination Code:
Safely receive, handle, prepare and administer COVID-19 vaccines or related drugs, according to the COVID-19 Vaccination Code.
Assess the health and suitability of persons to be vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine according to the Queensland COVID-19 Vaccination Readiness Assurance Plan.
Assist with consumer discussions around general vaccine education and advice to ensure informed consent and to identify avenues for support in the event of post-vaccination adverse reactions.
Monitor patients after vaccination for adverse reactions, including anaphylaxis
Adhere to stock control, storage, handling, issuing and disposal procedures for COVID-19 vaccines or other related drugs according to the Queensland COVID-19 Vaccination Readiness Assurance Plan.
Assist with the provision of first aid to medically compromised patients, with strict adherence to emergency protocols and under the direction of a registered health professional.
Record and report information relating to the Queensland COVID-19 vaccination program (including vaccination data, adverse events and COVID-19 vaccine stock) through the Queensland COVID-19 Vaccine Management System (or where unavailable, another system as approved by Queensland Health).
Work cooperatively and effectively as a member of the COVID-19 vaccination team, including participation in briefings, coordination of patients and familiarisation of clinic resources.
Support quality assurance, risk minimisation, risk management and infection control processes.
Monitor latest clinical guidance from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), Australian Government and Queensland Health.
Comply with National Privacy Principles under the Information Privacy Act 2009.
17.5% annual leave loading, 12.75 % employer contribution to superannuation. Other employment benefits may include: professional development, salary sacrificing options, wellness programs and the Employee Assistance Service (EAS).
Further information regarding this role please download and read the attached Role Description and Information Packages. You will need to submit your Cover Letter, CV or Resume including the names and contact details of two referees and a short response (maximum 1-2 pages) on how your experience, abilities, knowledge and personal qualities are relevant to the role.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for all West Moreton Health vacancies.<space>This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.
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