Vaccination Marshal Volunteer - Patient Support
Hosted by: Barnsley CVS

We are working in collaboration with the NHS and local CCG to help with the smooth running of the vaccination programme.

We have a main clinic running from Priory Campus, and often we can have pop up smaller clinics running at Apollo Court in Dodworth, Goldthorpe Medical Centre and Market Kitchen in Barnsley Market.

The Patient Support role will be based inside the clinic to support the clinical staff in the smooth delivery of the COVID-19 vaccination programme by greeting attendees after they have had their vaccination and helping them move safely to the recovery area, as well as signposting people to the correct exit.

Tasks and activities will include:
Meeting and greeting vaccine attendees, helping them navigate to the correct COVID-secure recovery areas, providing reassuring conversation post vaccine.
Alongside another volunteer and buildings staff, you will ensure number limits in recovery areas are maintained to avoid overcrowding.
Directing attendees safely to the correct exits.
Patrol the recovery area, making observational checks on those that have received the vaccine and keeping vigilant for adverse reactions.
Alert the designated medical staff to any adverse reactions as soon as possible.
Understand procedures in place if an emergency arises and staff need to be alerted.
Report immediately to a supervising member of staff anything that is likely to pose a threat or danger to the attendees or site safety.

Days required: Tues AM, Tues PM, Tues EVE, Weds AM, Weds PM, Weds EVE, Thur AM, Thur PM, Thur EVE, Fri AM, Fri PM, Fri EVE, Sat AM, Sat PM, Sat EVE, Sun AM, Sun PM, Sun EVE

How many volunteers are needed:

15

Recruitment process:

Once you have returned an expression of interest, we will aim to contact you within 24 hours with more information about the role. From there we will add you to our shift mailing list where you will receive a weekly update of the clinics that are happening. Here you will be able to sign up to a shift that suits you and your schedule. We have broken the days down into smaller time slots that you can choose to cover. You can do as many or as few as you are able, you do not need to stick to the same time and day every week. Shifts last between 2.5 - 3.5 hours. On your first shift, you will be given an induction and some short training on the role. There is no long term commitment required for this role. You must be over 16.

Skills and quaifications:

You will be provided with the relevant PPE necessary for the role.
You will not be expected to provide any medical care as part of your role.
Volunteers should be confident speaking to members of the public and be comfortable volunteering independently at times.
At busy times this role could be quite fast-paced with things happening quickly and continuously.
Marshall's will need to be comfortable with this.
We expect all volunteers to comply with GDPR regulations and maintain confidentiality at all times.

Gender restrictions?: No
Type of activity: Caring, Community Work, Local events, National and International Events